Great Barrier Reef Avoids UNESCO “In Danger” Listing

Reading Time: 6 minutes Great Barrier Reef has suffered three mass coral bleaching events since 2016. Brisbane, Australia: Australia on Friday avoided having the Great Barrier Reef listed as an endangered world heritage site by UNESCO, despite extensive climate change-fuelled damage to the ecosystem’s corals. After a concerted lobbying effort by Canberra, members of the World Heritage Committee — … Read more

Sydney’s Covid Outbreak A “National Emergency” As Cases Spike

Reading Time: 6 minutes Sydney, Australia’s largest city, reported another record number of new infections Sydney: Sydney’s fast-growing coronavirus outbreak has become a “national emergency,” state leaders said Friday, as Australia’s largest city reported another record number of new infections. Admitting a month-long lockdown had so far failed to stop a Delta-variant outbreak, the state of New South Wales … Read more

Australia Cautions Covid Cases To Rise Despite Weeks-Long Lockdown

Reading Time: 6 minutes A pedestrian crosses an almost empty street in the City Centre during a lockdown in Sydney. Coronavirus cases in Australia spiked again on Thursday, despite a weeks-long lockdown, with authorities warning that infections would rise more and take a toll on the economy as the country battles to contain the highly contagious Delta variant. New … Read more

Australia, Under Lockdown, Sees Jump In Covid Cases

Reading Time: 6 minutes A lone woman, wearing a protective face mask, walks across an unusually quiet city centre bridge. Sydney: Australia’s two largest states reported sharp increases in new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, a blow to hopes that lockdown orders would be lifted with more than half the country’s population under stay-at-home orders. New South Wales state, home … Read more

Over Half Of Australia’s Population Under Covid Lockdowns

Reading Time: 7 minutes COVID-19: Just over 14% of adults are fully vaccinated in Australia (File). Sydney: More than half of Australia’s 25 million people were under lockdown on Tuesday after a third state adopted movement curbs to rein in the highly contagious Delta variant of coronavirus. Australia’s infections and deaths are well below other developed nations, but its … Read more

Australia’s COVID-19 Lockdowns Expand As Delta Variant Spreads

Reading Time: 6 minutes A lone woman walks across an unusually quiet city centre bridge (File) Sydney: A third Australian state announced lockdown rules on Tuesday to combat the COVID-19 Delta variant spread, with South Australia entering week-long restrictions, joining an extended lockdown in Victoria and a five-week shutdown in Sydney. Australia’s most populous state New South Wales (NSW), … Read more

Sydney Covid Cases Stabilise, Southern Australia On Alert

Reading Time: 6 minutes Sydney’s lockdown started on June 26 and will remain in place until at least July 30 Sydney: Australian authorities reported a slowdown in new COVID-19 cases in Sydney on Thursday, as the country’s largest city endures an extended lockdown to suppress the country’s worst outbreak of this year of the highly contagious Delta variant. New … Read more

Yep, Tantalus Was Also The Developer Of The Legend Of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD

Reading Time: 3 minutes © Nintendo It’s becoming increasingly common for Nintendo to lend out its IP and call on the services of external studios to help remake and remaster its classic library of games – so it’s no surprise to discover that the company’s latest release, The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD, was also handled by someone … Read more

Australia extends Sydney lockdown as Covid-19 outbreak nears 900 infections – Times of India

Reading Time: 6 minutes SYDNEY: Australian authorities extended a lockdown in Sydney on Wednesday by at least 14 days, after three weeks of initial restrictions failed to stamp out an outbreak of Covid-19 in the country’s largest city. New South Wales state Premier Gladys Berejiklian said restrictions would need to remain in place until at least July 30 after … Read more

Sydney sees worst pandemic day of 2021 two weeks into lockdown – Times of India

Reading Time: 5 minutes SYDNEY: Australia‘s New South Wales (NSW) state on Thursday reported its biggest daily rise in locally acquired cases of Covid-19 this year as officials struggle to stamp out a growing cluster of the highly infectious Delta variant. The spike in cases after two weeks of a hard lockdown in Sydney, Australia’s largest city, raised the … Read more