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Cambrian Mountains Lluest y Gwynt wind farm mast test plans approved

PLANS for a temporary test mast have been approved, potentially paving the way for the construction of a controversial wind farm near the Cambrian Mountains. In connection with the Lluest y Gwynt wind farm project, the installation and operation of a temporary weather test mast for a period of three years to measure wind speed […]

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A giant weather mast will be erected on the Cambrian Mountains to test wind speeds for a controversial wind farm

//= do_shortcode(‘[in-content-square]’) ?> Image of the temporary mast for illustrative purposes used in planning application reports. Katy Jenkins, local democracy journalist A temporary test mast has been approved in connection with controversial wind farm proposals proposed near the Cambrian Mountains and near Ceredigion’s border with Powys. In connection with the Lluest y Gwynt wind farm […]

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Falling volcanic activity of Mount Anak Krakatau; People are urged to remain vigilant

TEMPO.CO, Jakarta – The head of the Center for Volcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation (PVMBG), Hendra Gunawan, reported that volcanic activity at Mount Anak Krakatau began to wane last Thursday, April 28. This was concluded after the agency conducted aerial observations which were overlaid by tracking results from the observation post. Hendra said the results […]

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China’s rise depends on following the rules: UK | Blue Mountains Gazette

Britain’s Foreign Secretary Liz Truss has warned that China’s failure to play by global rules will end its rise as a superpower, and said the West should ensure Taiwan can defend. Renewing his call to strengthen NATO, Truss said moves to isolate Russia from the global economy in response to its invasion of Ukraine proved […]

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Warming doubles the risk of an intense cyclone | Blue Mountains Gazette

Climate change will more than double the likelihood of intense tropical cyclones across much of the world over the next few decades and Australia is in the firing line, according to a new study. Tropical cyclone hazard researcher Nadia Bloemendaal and a team of international scientists have developed a new method that combines historical cyclone […]

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Hikers must now pack the Guadalupe Mountains wilderness poo

Hikers planning to explore the wilderness of Guadalupe Mountains National Park this summer should now pack another essential item: toiletry bags. Starting June 1, day hikers and those planning to camp overnight will be required to pack humane waste in landfill-safe toilet bags. “The bag-in-a-bag design and zippered closure safely contain waste and odors, while […]

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Discover the natural wonders of Saint Lucia, from volcanic spas to historic mountain trails

Stacey is as fearsome a force of nature as any on the island, a whirlwind in leopard-print shoes. Covid-19 has hit hard. When she lost her job at a bar, Stacey turned a negative into a positive by fulfilling a lifelong dream of becoming a cook and opening her own business. Now, customers drive for […]

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Vic Elder victim of a “social experiment” | Blue Mountains Gazette

Prominent Aboriginal elder and actor Jack Charles told the Victoria Truth Commission he was a guinea pig in a “social experiment” to assimilate into white Australian society. The Yoorrook Justice Commission opened public hearings on Tuesday, with Uncle Jack as its first witness. He described how he was taken from his mother Bunurong when he […]

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Visit Lassen Volcanic National Park in Northern California

When we think of volcanoes, visions of these spectacular forces of nature often come to mind in places like Kīlauea in Hawaii, Cotopaxi in Ecuador, and Mount Fuji in Japan, among others. But guess what? California also has one in one of the state’s best-kept secrets: Lassen Volcanic National Park. […]

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Senior US official Blinken visits Ukraine | Blue Mountains Gazette

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin are expected to travel to Kyiv to discuss Ukraine’s demand for more powerful weapons after months of fighting with invading Russian forces. Sunday’s visit, announced by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy on Saturday, would be the highest-level visit by US officials to the country since […]

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The rock stars of Tenerife! See the island’s dramatic volcanic landscapes and lava sculptures

A miracle happens as we sit munching on our sandwiches in thick fog on the rim of a volcanic crater. The wind changes direction, a cascade of clouds pours silently over the cliff, and the evidence of the strangeness of the world unfolds. For, suddenly, we are in the sun, looking across a vast caldera […]

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MP felt intimidated by lockdown critic | Blue Mountains Gazette

State Liberal MP David Elliott says he felt intimidated by the aggressive behavior of a man who filmed him as he questioned the legality of NSW’s COVID-19 restrictions during of the Delta outbreak in Sydney last year. Daniel Joseph Luland was charged with two counts of intimidation after he approached, checked in and followed then-police […]

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Coalition visits fossil fuel company while attacking Labor Party’s climate policy | Blue Mountains Gazette

The Coalition visited a factory belonging to one of the biggest emitters of fossil fuels just as it tried to blast the Labor Party’s climate policy. Prime Minister Scott Morrison visited a mining robotics site operated by Woodside Petroleum on Tuesday the same day he opposed Labour’s climate and energy policy, saying consumers would be […]

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A preview of the NRL round six action | Blue Mountains Gazette

MAN OF THE SLEEVE: There has been talk of Damien Cook’s Origin and Test riders being threatened by Api Koroisau and Harry Grant. But, against Canterbury, Cook showed why he is still regarded as one of the game’s elite hookers. He notched a first career hat-trick and was a constant threat in South Sydney’s big […]

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Judging the Judges at the Easter Show | Blue Mountains Gazette

Over the past week, thousands of competitors have lined up at Sydney’s Royal Easter show to showcase the best of Australian agriculture. But the competition can’t happen without the judges, and a dwindling number of them from local shows is proving a challenge. “It’s something we’re obviously aware of,” says Rob Wilson, chairman of Agricultural […]

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A taste of the mountains at Mountain Winery

April 15, 2022 – Next Sunday, April 24, marks the first time since 2014 that a major Santa Cruz Mountain wine tasting event has taken place at Mountain Winery, the iconic and historic property built and made famous by Paul Masson. Located on the heights of Saratoga, it enjoys a splendid view of the entire […]

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3 months after volcanic eruption, Tonga is slowly rebuilding

WELLINGTON, New Zealand >> Samantha Moala recalls taking a shower at her home in Tonga when she heard what sounded like a gunshot so loud it hurt her ears. As she and her family rushed to their car to drive inland, ash blackened the sky. The world’s largest volcanic eruption in 30 years sent a […]

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Climate protest blocks Sydney Harbor Bridge | Blue Mountains Gazette

Climate change activists, including a rural firefighter, disrupted rush hour traffic on the Sydney Harbor Bridge by parking a truck on the Cahill Freeway. It comes as activist group Fireproof Australia follows through on their vow to keep protesting, despite increased police powers. NSW Police confirmed on Wednesday that a police operation was underway on […]

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Why are some mountain ranges volcanic and others not?

I was looking at the geology subreddit the other day and someone asked an intriguing question: Why aren’t the Himalayas volcanic? They are the the biggest mountains on the planet and stretch for thousands of kilometers, but no volcanoes can be found. This may seem strange to many people because there are mountain ranges that […]

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Macron heads for Le Pen’s stronghold | Blue Mountains Gazette

President Emmanuel Macron sets out to seek greater re-election support from France’s former industrial heartland in the north, a labor stronghold of far-right rival Marine Le Pen, whom he will face in a second round on April 24. Macron, 44, is in the running to become the first president in two decades to win a […]

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Inca children were drugged then sacrificed on volcanic peaks and mountains – HeritageDaily

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Sharif favorite as Pakistan’s next prime minister | Blue Mountains Gazette

Shehbaz Sharif, the person most likely to be Pakistan’s next prime minister, is little known outside his home country but has a domestic reputation more as an effective administrator than a politician. The younger brother of three-time prime minister Nawaz Sharif, Shehbaz, 70, led a successful opposition bid in parliament to oust leader Imran Khan […]

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Wildfires in Tennessee near the Smoky Mountains

More than 400 different agencies from across the region rushed to eastern Tennessee to battle wildfires that erupted late last month near Great Smoky Mountains National Park. As of this week, the two major fires, the Hatcher Mountain Fire in Wear Valley and the Dupont/Millstone Gap Fire in Seymour, have been 100% contained due to […]

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Development built out of passion for the mountains

As more land comes on the market this week for the Mt Cardrona Station Alpine Village development, Editor Sally Rae talks to co-owner Chris Morton about making a longtime dream come true. Good things take time. Mt Cardrona Station co-owner Chris Morton quips that the slogan – made popular by TV commercials for Mainland Cheese […]

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The Ray family sell their Blackheath hotel | Blue Mountains Gazette

It has been in the Ray family for 45 years, but that tradition is about to end with the arrival on the market of the New Ivanhoe hotel in Blackheath. The family patriarch Vic Ray had been a coal miner on the south coast but, forced to retire at 58, he leased the Gardners Inn, […]

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Disappearance of man takes searchers to the San Bernardino Mountains – Redlands Daily Facts

Benny Kwan returned to the San Bernardino Mountains on Thursday, April 7, hoping his 27-year-old son, Derrick, would reappear as suddenly as he disappeared nearly two weeks ago. “If so, I will be so happy,” Kwan said as family and friends gathered at Goodwin’s Market in Crestline to resume their search. “I pray to God […]

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Health chief spared grills in SA court | Blue Mountains Gazette

South Australia’s chief health officer has avoided being forced to give evidence in AFLW player Deni Varnhagen’s legal challenge to South Australia’s vaccine requirements. Ms Varnhagen’s legal team has asked the Supreme Court to require Professor Nicola Spurrier to testify about the information she relied on in her role as adviser to the State Emergency […]

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Who brews Brew Mountains beers?

For too long, people wanting lunch in Valley Heights have had to choose between a Bunnings sausage sizzle or a cafe that also operates a real estate agency. Tragically, both options were also naturally beer-free. So naturally it was a boon for locals when garage brewer Craig Talbot expanded his operation and opened the Brew […]

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Prime Minister and Labor hit the road in marginal seats | Blue Mountains Gazette

The Prime Minister and Leader of the Opposition hit hustings in the fringe seats of Queensland and Victoria to bolster their economic credentials after the coalition’s cost of living budget. Treasurer Josh Frydenberg was also on the road, in Perth with Resources Minister Keith Pitt to announce a $1.25 billion loan to ASX-listed Iluka Resources […]

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Davila plays, Macarthur beats Perth in ALM | Blue Mountains Gazette

Macarthur captain Ulises Davila led the Bulls to a sensational 4-2 victory over Perth Glory in the men’s A-League clash at Campbelltown Stadium. The Mexican scored a penalty, won another kick for Craig Noone to convert, then set up Al Hassan Toure as the Bulls overcame a two-goal deficit and were a man down to […]

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NSW coal mine extension amid climate fears | Blue Mountains Gazette

The New South Wales government has conditionally approved the expansion of a coal mine in the north of the state, with critics calling the move “reckless” and “catastrophic”. The Narrabri underground mine, operated by Whitehaven for the past decade, produces 11 million tonnes of coal per year. Initially scheduled to mine coal until 2031, the […]