Heat Wave News
Thursday November 19, 2009HEALTH authorities should be doing more to prevent heat-related illnesses and deaths as vulnerable people, particularly the elderly, struggle to adapt to the changing conditions, emergency doctors say.
Thursday July 10, 2008ANOTHER wave of earnings downgrades has washed over the listed property market.
Thursday March 15, 2007MICHAEL Spencer could not have asked for a better opening heat of the year two good scoring waves early in a 20-minute period in which his opponents struggled to find a decent ride.
Thursday June 15, 2006PROMISING youngster Big Wave Dave returns from a spell at Bulli tonight and is drawn to win.
Sunday May 7, 2006Rebecca Woods is back in Teahupoo to face a wave that almost killed her, Will Swanton writes
Tuesday April 18, 2006SATURDAY was the hottest day ever experienced in Sydney. The maximum temperature, 113.6 degrees, broke a record which has stood for 32 years, since January 13, 1896, by a margin of 5.1 degrees.
Sunday April 2, 2006CELEBRATED Victorian thrill-seeker Ross Clarke-Jones is within touching distance of extreme surfing's greatest prize, the Billabong XXL award for the biggest wave of the year.
Sunday March 5, 2006ST KILDA coach Grant Thomas and West Coast assistant coach Peter Sumich have called for greater consideration for player welfare after their teams played in searing heat at Mandurah's Rushton Park yesterday.
Monday February 14, 2005VICTORIA's power system was tested early this month by major failures at three power stations.
Saturday March 27, 2004Low water mark . . . women's world surfing champion Layne Beachley took on the men yesterday in an anticipated battle of the sexes at the Energy Australia Open at Newcastle Beach. Her main rival, men's world champion Andy Irons, bowed out of the heat in third place. Beachley was fourth and said s
Sunday March 7, 2004AUSTRALIA is getting hotter and we will have more extreme and longer heat waves similar to the one we had last summer, warns the country's most senior weather expert.
Saturday February 21, 2004THE heat is easy to beat when you're small enough to jump in a bucket.
Thursday February 12, 2004YESTERDAY'S searing heat saw new records set for electricity demand in the Hunter.
Sunday December 7, 2003A COLONY of flying foxes won't become frying foxes this summer as Fairfield Council moves to make sure they keep their cool by bathing them in a regular spray of mist. More than 3000 flying foxes a third of the Cabramatta Creek colony's population died of heat stress in soaring January temperatures last summer after a plague of white ibises destroyed their habitat and the vegetation in which they shelter.
Sunday October 26, 2003When American illusionist David Blaine confidently waved his way into his small perspex prison last month, London was still basking in the tail end of the crippling European heat wave. When he finally emerged last weekend, 44 days later, the deep chill of autumn had descended. A long time had passed.
Friday March 14, 2003Amman: Jordan is under mounting pressure to open its air space for an attack on Iraq by the United States, despite the Government's fears that support for the war could unleash a wave of violent domestic unrest.
Friday March 7, 2003The stars from the south are putting heat back into Sydney racing this weekend, writes Craig Young.
Monday January 20, 2003SWELTERING conditions drew thousands of suffering citizens from homes and into the water across the Hunter and Central Coast at the weekend.
Saturday January 11, 2003Reigning Australasian Junior Series champion Luke Munro opened his pro surfing year with a strong victory in his first heat at the Jetty Pro Junior at Bells Beach yesterday, but the honour of the day's highest heat score went to local teen Josh Rush.