murray darling basin

Australia to Spend $50 Million for Murray-Darling Water

Article: Australia to Spend $50 Million for Murray-Darling Water

CANBERRA, Australia, September 28, 2008 (ENS) – The Australian government will spend $50 million this financial year on buying back water entitlements to rescue the Murray-Darling Basin’s rivers and wetlands. Australia’s most important agricultural area has been gripped by a decade-long drought. The Murray-Darling Basin is 3,430 kilometers long and drains one-seventh of the Australian…

Record Heat Parched Southern Australia in 2007

Article: Record Heat Parched Southern Australia in 2007

CANBERRA, Australia, January 3, 2007 (ENS) – For many Australians 2007 was the warmest year on record, although when averaged across the whole continent, it was only the sixth warmest year, according to the Australian Bureau of Meteorology’s 2007 Climate Statement issued today by the National Climate Centre. Statistically, the mean temperature for Australia was…