Huge dust storms in Australia hit central New South Wales
Damaging winds produced by thunderstorms across central New South Wales have whipped up dust storms that turned daytime into night in some towns.
The Bureau of Meteorology issued a series of severe thunderstorm warnings on Sunday evening for inland NSW with the associated winds generating massive dust clouds.
Videos posted to social media showed dust storms descending on Dubbo and nearby towns that were so thick they blocked out the sun…
Massive wildfires are permanently altering Australia’s landscape, scientists say
Australia’s forests are burning at a rate unmatched in modern times and scientists say the landscape is being permanently altered as a warming climate brings profound changes to the island continent.
Heat waves and drought have fuelled bigger and more frequent fires in parts of Australia, so far this season torching some 104,000 square kilometres, an area about as big as Ohio…