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Cyclone Ita strikes northwestern Australia

Cyclone Ita strikes northwestern Australia

COOKTOWN, Australia, April 11 (UPI) -- Heavy rain, flooding and high winds came to northwest Australia as Cyclone Ita made landfall late Friday with sustained winds of 105 mph.
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UPI Almanac for Friday, Feb. 14, 2014.
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Climate change may drive fish species from Earth's equatorial regions

Climate change may drive fish species from Earth's equatorial regions

TOWNSVILLE CITY, Australia, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- Rapid climate change threatens the future presence of fish near the equator, say Australian scientists studying common species of fish living on coral reefs.

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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014.
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Warming oceans could slow reef fish down, threaten survival

BRISBANE, Australia, Nov. 27 (UPI) -- Warming may make large reef fish feel it's too hot to swim, threatening survival activities including feeding and finding mates, Australian researchers say.

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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013.
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Gecko, lizard and frog among new species from Australian 'lost world'

Gecko, lizard and frog among new species from Australian 'lost world'

BRISBANE, Australia, Oct. 28 (UPI) -- A gecko with a tail that looks like a leaf is among new species found in an isolated "lost world" in northern Australia, zoologists say.

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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013.
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Research: Australian Aboriginals showed adaptability in last ice age

CAIRNS, Australia, Sept. 23 (UPI) -- The last ice age required Aboriginal Australians to concentrate in areas with good food and water supplies, abandoning most of the continent, researchers said.

Study: Turtles need climate protection

TOWNSVILLE, Australia, Feb. 19 (UPI) -- Protecting nesting grounds and areas suitable for future turtle nesting are vital to saving marine turtles from climate change, Australian scientists say.

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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013.
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Extreme weather future for Australia?

BRISBANE, Australia, Jan. 29 (UPI) -- Scientist in Australia say extreme weather such as the recent storms flooding much of the country's east coast may become more common with global warming.

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UPI Almanac for Friday, Jan. 18, 2013.
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Seafloor collapse threatens tsunami

Seafloor collapse threatens tsunami

BRISBANE, Australia, Dec. 21 (UPI) -- An area of the seafloor near Australia's Great Barrier Reef is in the early stages of collapse and could trigger a tsunami, scientists say.

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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012.
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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012.
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Endeavour makes final flight

Endeavour makes final flight

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 21 (UPI) -- The space shuttle Endeavour landed Friday at Los Angeles International Airport after a cross-country goodbye tour, NASA said.

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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2012.
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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2012.
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UPI Almanac for Monday, Nov. 7, 2011.
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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Oct. 27, 2011.
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UPI Almanac for Monday, Oct. 27, 2008.
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Global warming threatens kangaroos

Global warming threatens kangaroos

TOWNSVILLE, Australia, Oct. 16 (UPI) -- Australian scientists have issued another warning concerning global warming, saying kangaroos face possible extinction this century as temperatures rise.
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