Market regulator urgently requested aluminium smelter reduce electricity use as demand surged alongside temperatures Gas-fired power plants failed during this month’s New South Wales heatwave, forcing authorities to urgently cut demand from the Tomago aluminium smelter to prevent outages. The put enormous strain on NSW’s electricity supply on Friday, 10 February, when demand peaked at 4.30pm at 14,181MW.
At least 32 properties destroyed across state as emergency services take advantage of favourable midweek weather before Friday’s expected heat The damage bill from the weekend’s catastrophic fire conditions and has already reached $20m, as those whose homes were destroyed spoke of their irreplaceable losses. At least 32 homes in New South Wales were destroyed and firefighters are struggling to get the upper hand ahead before temperatures spike again this Friday.
Update on property losses: As of 11am: Total of 32 homes & 76 outbuildings destroyed. (Increase of 2 homes from Pappinbarra Rd Fire)
There a number of rd blocks due to power lines down and burning trees. We urge residents to not bypass rd blocks as it is not safe.
A sacred Tibetan lake, a crack in the Antarctic ice shelf and deforestation in Cambodia are among images captured by Nasa and the ESA this month Yamzho Yumco (Sacred Swan) Lake is one of the three largest sacred lakes in Tibet. It is surrounded by snow-capped mountains and is highly crenellated with many bays and inlets. The lake is home to the Samding monastery which is headed by a female reincarnation, Samding Dorje Phagmo. The image covers an area of 49.8km by 60km. Aster images map and monitor the changing surface of our planet, such as glacial advances and retreats; potentially active volcanoes; crop stress; cloud morphology and physical properties; wetlands evaluation; thermal pollution monitoring; coral reef degradation; surface temperature mapping of soils and geology; and measuring surface heat balance.
Reports that five other skiers and boarders were missing near Alpine resort of Tignes are now thought to be incorrect Three members of the same family and their snowboard instructor have died in an avalanche near the busy French Alpine resort of Tignes. The group was swept away at 10.35am local time as they boarded off-piste at an altitude of about 2,100 metres in the Savoie region of the central Alps, near the Italian border.
At least four skiers have died and another five are missing after an avalanche struck near the busy French Alpine resort of Tignes on Monday. A group of eight tourists and a guide were swept away at 10.35am local time as they skied off-piste at an altitude of about 2,100 metres in the Savoie region of the central Alps, near the Italian border
A new exhibition shows how scientists have tried to understand the mayhem of volcanoes, and how artists have embraced their sheer terror Art and science merge in a colossal mushroom cloud of ash in an illustration from William Hamilton’s 1779 supplement to his book . We see a vast plume of white and grey dust hanging high above Mount Vesuvius in broad daylight. Blue sky and sea enclose the eruption in a frozen calm. The cloud suggests the solidity and weight of thousands of tons of incinerated stone, suspended impossibly in the air.
Uarby, a small community near Mudgee has reportedly lost nine of its 12 homes and there is extensive damage to surrounding farmland The village of Uarbry in central west New South Wales has been “all but wiped out” by the weekend’s bushfires, according to residents. A total of 19 homes across the state were also in Warrumbungle, Port Macquarie, Kempsey and Narrabri, with more losses expected.
Sir Ivan Fire- Residents NW of Warrumbungle Way between Rotherwood Rd & Coolah Creek Rd, if your plan is to leave, leave now towards Coolah.
: to assess property damage with reports of 3 homes destroyed in & 1 home destroyed in
. crews tackle a large grass fire burning towards the small township of in the greater region of
: : Uarbry all but wiped out as firefighters continue to battle blazes
Livestock being relocated from property in Coolah, Central Western NSW, as smoke from Sir Ivan fire looms
States from South Australia to Queensland prepare for temperatures above 40C as parliamentary inquiry examines power supply crisis Authorities have warned of health risks, catastrophic bushfire danger and possible power cuts as southern and eastern Australia faces several days of extreme heat. Temperatures are tipped to rise as high as 48C in some parts of New South Wales, with total fires bans and extreme or severe fire danger warnings in place across most of the state.