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Plagues on Two Fronts: Ebola and Iraq

  • September 17th, 2014
  • Posted by EU Australia

Execution IS un ebolaUrgent international gatherings this week in Geneva and Paris took on, respectively, the Ebola crisis in West Africa and threats posed by the ‘Islamic state’ movement in Syria and Iraq.   … Read More »

Atlantic fury hits UK

  • February 15th, 2014
  • Posted by EU Australia

England flood mapPeople in South and South-west England, and some parts further North are facing up to another weekend of severe Winter storms, after weeks of continuing bad weather.

They have been bringing destructive winds, heavy seas along the coast, extreme flooding on the coast and well inland, and widespread snowfalls; with that, paralysis of traffic movements and blackouts. … Read More »

Ending 2013: Trouble in Italy

  • December 31st, 2013
  • Posted by EU Australia

The October boat-people tragedy; parliament’s distraction by Berlusconi; cyclonic floods…Italy map flag

SILVIO BERLUSCONI –  SPOT OF BOTHER

The Berlusconi episode in public life, in Italy, looked to be coming to a sorry and bitter end, when the former Prime Minister’s desperate-looking ploy to unseat the government came unstuck. … Read More »

Ending 2013. World Action on Environment: EU steps up; Australia steps back …

  • December 30th, 2013
  • Posted by EU Australia

Climate globe ANUGatherings in Warsaw and Colombo kept the international community’s focus  on anxiety about climate change and sustainability, at the year’s end, though the Australians started to march out of step.

Actions on the home front in Australia show clear trends in a ‘non-environmentalist’ direction.

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Ending 2013. Milestones: Famous figures; innocents in harm’s way …

  • December 29th, 2013
  • Posted by EU Australia

Peter O'TooleThe close of the year saw the death of the British actor Peter O’Toole in London; also that of the actress Joan Fontaine; and in other places, people not so well recognised, in the wrong place at the wrong time …

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Central Europe Floods

  • June 14th, 2013
  • Posted by EU Australia

floods eu 2013Unseasonal heavy rain has brought floods to central Europe over a fortnight, rolling along the river systems through Northern and eastern Germany, Poland, the Czech republic, Slovakia, Austria and Hungary. … Read More »

Easter: Changing Times

  • March 31st, 2013
  • Posted by 7thmin

winter-daffodils.jpgOPINION: Some extreme weather this Easter season is a reminder that climate itself looks to be changing.

TIMES OF HARMONY

The date of the “moving feast” of Easter has to do with the full moon and changing seasons. … Read More »

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