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Rising sea levels prompt relocations in Fiji
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Rising sea levels prompt relocations in Fiji

World News Australia, SBS Radio, January 31, 2014 Rising sea levels have prompted the Fiji government to relocate one of the country’s most vulnerable seaside communities. Around 50 families have been relocated to higher ground to escape frequent flooding. The government says it expects to carry out more relocations within the next decade to help … Continue reading

Youth UN rep seeks young Aussies’ views
News / Radio Stories / youth issues

Youth UN rep seeks young Aussies’ views

World News Australia, SBS Radio, January 24, 2014 Australia’s new youth representative to the United Nations is about to tour Australia to hear the views of young people from diverse cultural backgrounds. Melbourne’s Laura John will be with the Australian Mission to the UN to New York in October, where she will deliver a speech … Continue reading

Bad weather brings honey shortage fears
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Bad weather brings honey shortage fears

World News Australia, SBS Radio, January 17, 2014 Australia’s honey industry is set to deliver the lowest national honey yields in more than a decade due to excessive heat, floods and drought. Honey supplies have fallen by more than 50 percent, and it’s estimated 65 percent agricultural production in Australia depends on pollination by honeybees. … Continue reading

Cambodia unlikely to clear landmines by 2020 deadline
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Cambodia unlikely to clear landmines by 2020 deadline

World News Australia, SBS Radio, January 16, 2014 Landmines and unexploded ammunition continue to kill and maim Cambodians many years after they were used for military purposes. The Cambodian Government has set a 2020 deadline to finally declare the country landmine-free. However, experts working in Cambodia say that’s a very ambitious target and it’s likely … Continue reading

Scientists map global quake zones
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Scientists map global quake zones

World News Australia, SBS Radio, January 10, 2014 Scientists have developed a global map which predicts where the world’s most destructive earthquakes are most likely to occur. The four-year research program examined subduction zones – where one tectonic plate sinks below another and into the earth’s interior. The researchers found there are many more of … Continue reading

Near record temperatures in inland Australia
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Near record temperatures in inland Australia

World News Australia, SBS, January 2, 2014 Towns and cities across inland Australia have experienced near-record temperatures during this week’s heatwave, with the mercury soaring beyond 40 degrees celsius in the outback. While forecasts show the next few days will bring some relief in parts of the country, the Bureau of Meteorology predicts the intense … Continue reading