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NASA Satellite Tracking “Fletcher” Near Queensland

  NASA's Aqua Satellite Tracking System 94P or "Fletcher" Near Queensland ROB GUTRO on NASA GODDARD SPACE CENTER | 3 February 2014 A tropical low pressure area known as "System 94P" has...

New Tropical Depression Forming Off Australia

  NASA's TRMM Satellite Sees New Tropical Depression Forming Near Australia's Kimberley Coast By ROB GUTRO on NASA'S GODDARD SPACE FLIGHT CENTER | 27 December 2013 Low pressure System 98S appears ripe...

Cyclone Alessia’s Remnants Trying to Reorganize

  NASA Sees Ex-Tropical Cyclone Alessia's Remnants Trying to Reorganize ROB GUTRO of NASA'S GODDARD SPACE FLIGHT CENTER | 26 November 2013 After making landfall near Darwin on Nov. 24, the remnants...

Tropical Cyclone Alessia makes landfall

  NASA sees Tropical Cyclone Alessia make landfall near Darwin ROB GUTRO of NASA's GODDARD SPACE FLIGHT CENTER Tropical Cyclone Alessia made landfall near Darwin, Australia on November 24 as a weak...
Cyclone Zane

Cyclone Zane Bearing Down on Australia

  NASA sees Cyclone Zane bearing down on Queensland, Australia NASA/GODDARD SPACE FLIGHT CENTER | 1 May 2013 NASA's Aqua satellite captured an image of Cyclone Zane headed toward the northern Cape...
Fires in Western Australia

Fires in Western Australia

  ADAM VOILAND and LYNN JENNER on NASA | 30 April 2013 In Western Australia, the wet season occurs between December and March and the dry season between May and October....
Stumpy's Bay

Pristine wilderness? A load of rubbish

  By ANDREW DARBY in THE AGE | 13 April 2013 The sand is untracked and the nearest road a few days' walk, but the beaches of Tasmania's World Heritage wilderness...
pig-nose turtle

Indonesia bust reveals pig-nosed turtles

  Indonesia Airport Confiscates Hundreds of Endangered Pig-Nosed Turtles CATHERINE GRIFFIN  on SCIENCE WORLD REPORT | 1 April 2013, 2:21 PM EDT Reptiles are a popular commodity, apparently. Indonesian authorities have confiscated...
Fisherman in Papua New Guinea

Sustainable fishing practices produce local rewards

  CELL PRESS | 28 March 2013 Communities that act locally to limit their fish catches will reap the rewards of their action, as will their neighbors. That's the conclusion of...

101 new beetle species

  Papuan phonebook helps scientists describe 101 new beetle species PENSOFT | 27 March 2013 DNA analysis helps to rapidly discover new species in order to beat their extinction rates Tropical rainforests are...

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Peru Moves to Protect ‘One of the Last Great Intact Forests’

Peru Moves to Protect ‘One of the Last Great Intact Forests’

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