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Central Victorians warned to brace for flooding as ‘astronomical’ volumes of water soak region

Heavy rain forecast for parts of Central Victoria is putting local councils on an emergency footing as they brace for rising water levels and fast-running creeks.  Key points: More than 6mm of rain has fallen in Bendigo since 9am Friday The banks of the Murray and Campaspe rivers breached after recent rainfall Authorities warn more rainfall could … Read more

What to Know About Ankle-Biter Mosquitoes – NBC Los Angeles

What to Know Aedes “ankle-biter” mosquitoes are to blame for your bug bite woes in SoCal. They will aggressively bite multiple times in one sitting, and will come out in the middle of the day — atypical SoCal mosquito behavior. While native mosquitoes need a large body of water, these can breed in a small … Read more

Pilbara motel fined for dumping oil and diesel, risking public drinking water near Newman

A motel in Western Australia’s Pilbara region has been fined by authorities for dumping vegetable oil, diesel and other pollutants in a town’s drinking water reserve. Key points: The operators of Oasis @ Newman have been ordered to pay $17,768 The pollutants were spilt on soil before being buried The company co-operated with the investigation and … Read more

Sydney Water’s handling of burst water main ‘most appalling’ Lane Cove MP has seen in decades

MPs have called for an independent inquiry into Sydney Water’s handling of a burst water main in the city’s north, after thousands of residents suffered water outages for more than three days.  Key points: About 2000 residents have been affected by the burst main Affected residents may continue to be disrupted today  Sydney Water has defended its … Read more

Jackson, Mississippi, mayor says "coordinated effort" needed to end water crisis – Face the Nation

Jackson, Mississippi, mayor says “coordinated effort” needed to end water crisis  Face the Nation Jackson mayor says federal funding ‘insufficient’ to address city’s water infrastructure  Fox News Jackson water crisis: Brown water from faucets, boil advisory in place  USA TODAY View Full Coverage on Google News

Mayor Adams shows NYCHA complex water is ‘safe’ to drink

Mayor Eric Adams chugged down a glass of drinking water inside an East Village public housing complex Saturday in a bid to end concern that it was contaminated with arsenic. “We’re just here to make sure people know I’m drinking it,” said Adams after he and city Health Commissioner Ashwin Vasan both drank a glass … Read more

Mississippi faucet spews murky brown liquid during Jackson water crisis

Startling footage out of Jackson, Mississippi Friday of murky liquid flowing from the faucet of a residential home underscored the serious water crisis plaguing the poverty-stricken city. Newspaper reporter Molly Minta posted a stomach-churning video of dark brown water emanating from her bathroom sink as a six-week boil-water notice extended into the weekend. Jackson’s main … Read more

Minister’s decision to re-grant a water licence on Singleton Station was ‘rational’, court told

The Northern Territory Supreme Court has been told Territory Families Minister Kate Worden showed “intelligible justification” when she re-granted a record-breaking licence in 2021, following accusations from traditional owners her decision to do so was “seriously irrational”. Key points: Territory Families Minister Kate Worden was rational when she awarded an enormous water licence, the court hears … Read more

Cool, wet climate marks out Great Southern as the next hotspot for WA’s thriving truffle industry

Look out, truffle growers in Western Australia’s South West — the south coast has been identified as the state’s next hub for the underground delicacy. Key points: The Great Southern has been identified as having the “ideal” climate for growing truffles There is potential for the industry to expand in southern parts of WA Climate change could impact future … Read more

Brisbane Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner calls for dam level review before summer wet season to manage flood risks

A war of words has broken out between Brisbane Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner and the Queensland Water Minister Glenn Butcher over dam levels heading into what’s predicted to be another wet summer. Key points: Brisbane City Council Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner has asked whether dam water releases should start ahead of summer rainfalls Queensland Water … Read more