30th March - Today's News: Ex-Debbie Brings Major Flood Disruption to Parts of Queensland and NSW
Cyclone Debbie: Queensland's big wet brings widespread flooding to Brisbane and south-east and the weather may worsen for south-east Queensland overnight, BOM says. Meanwhile in the NSW floods: Evacuation orders, warnings for Lismore, Murwillumbah, Tweed Heads as rescues underway. But at least flooded Mackay residents now safe, but heavy rain slows cyclone recovery. Some sad news as well as saturated cockatoo in photo dies.
In Jackson, Wyoming, crews desperately try to dismantle 55 foot mound of ice that has built up over winter
A group of Cambodian elephants in dramatic muddy escape - demonstrating just how easy it was, for example, for woolly mammoths (who didn't have humans to aid them) to similarly become entrenched, and eventually preserved in the permafrost.
Research by the UEA reveals 100,000 people die each year as a result of pollution created by Western demand for Chinese goods - but we won't buy British because the British demand higher wages and better working conditions., And that makes our goods more expensive .... Meanwhile, compounding the issue, food trade drains global water sources at 'alarming' rates as well.
And as Putin and Medvedev visit the Arctic, shocking images show polar pollution blight