Queensland prepares for above average bush fire season

ROBERT THORNTON Authorities have warned rising temperatures and very dry conditions may cause an 'above average' fire danger across much of Queensland is already rated as 'moderate to high risk'. In the last six weeks, the Rural Fire … [Read more...]

Hot weather has snakes feeling frisky

STEPHANIE DAVIS As you're getting ready for a hot summer, so are the snakes and they're feeling frisky! It is a good idea to put the number for your local licensed snake catcher in your phone for when you spot one of the … [Read more...]

Rising heat puts pets at risk

SARAH DIONYSIUS As the mercury begins to rise, animal welfare groups have called for pet owners to be wary of the symptoms of heat stroke in their furry friends. RSPCA Queensland spokesman Michael Beatty said there were a number of signs … [Read more...]

Gold Coast calls for longer surf patrol hours

TORI ZEIDLER Queensland's Surf Lifesaving body is calling for dusk patrols on the Gold Coast where a large number of swimmers have drowned in the last ten years. The 2015 Coast Safe Report has shown more people drowned at Gold Coast beaches … [Read more...]

Queensland prepares for hot, dry summer

SIYUAN YANG   Australian Bureau of Meteorology ENSO Tracker showed the temperature of the central and eastern tropical Pacific Ocean is twice its normal levels, setting Queensland for a hot summer. Bureau of Meteorology Senior … [Read more...]