Secret mission saves Australia's 'dinosaur trees' from bushfires

16 Janvier, 2020, 17:51 | Auteur: Anatole Charbonneau
  • French firefighters flying above the Victorian firefront and Australian firefighters battling the ongoing bushfires

An ancient grove of pine trees whose ancestors are thought to have stood tall among dinosaurs some 200 million years ago has been saved from Australian bushfires in a covert firefighting mission.

NSW firefighters have saved the last of the so-called "dinosaur trees" remaining in the wild after dousing the Wollemi National Park with fire retardant and laying an irrigation system during the recent bushfire crisis.

But the highly co-ordinated rescue mission to keep back the Gospers Mountain mega-blaze has mostly been kept a secret so the pines' location is not given away.

The giant prehistoric trees were thought to be extinct until 1994, but then authorities found 200 of them in a national park near the Blue Mountains north-west of Sydney.

.

The fire, which was this week finally brought under control after two-and-a-half months, ripped through more than 512,000 hectares north-west of Sydney.

To prevent the historic grove from facing the same fate as much of Australia's wildlife, firefighters dropped fire retardant, employed water-bombing aircraft, and were helicoptered into a remote area to set up irrigation to increase moisture content.

"Losing it would have added to the catastrophe we have seen elsewhere", he said.

External Affairs Minister Jaishankar holds talks with Iranian FM Javad Zarif
While it was not known what was discussed in the meeting with Modi, Zarif gave Doval firsthand account of the situation prevailing in Gulf region.

Brigitte et Michelle affichées le visage tuméfié
Il utilise l'art satirique comme un moyen de sensibiliser et d'engager une réflexion sur des questions sociales et culturelles.

" Parasite " : bientôt la mini-série !
Pendant que j'écrivais 'Parasite', j'ai eu tellement d'idées qu'il m'était impossible de toutes les intégrer dans un film de deux heures.

"Illegal visitation remains a significant threat to the Wollemi Pines survival in the wild due to the risk of trampling regenerating plants and introducing diseases which could devastate the remaining populations and their recovery", Kean said.

A helicopter is pictured flying over the Wollemi National Park. A few trees were lost, but a remaining 200 survived, per the Herald.

Up to 30mm is predicted for parts of the south coast however falls are expected to be patchy due to associated thunderstorms.

Aging the trees is hard, but they could be up to 100,000 years old.

The Darkinyung Local Aboriginal Land Council inspected bush land on Wednesday for the first time since the Three Mile Fire ripped through the area.

"Big old trees are now just black stumps attached to the ground". In saying that, it did get heavily hit but it did [failry] good compared to other areas. So they've put suckers out from the base of the tree all the way up and it's new growth three weeks after a wildfire went through there'.

Conseillé:

  • Bhuvneshwar Kumar undergoes surgery in London

    Bhuvneshwar Kumar undergoes surgery in London

    India are now playing a three-match ODI series with Australia and the Aaron Finch-led side have gained a 1-0 lead in the series. The senior India team's tour of New Zealand comprises five T20 Internationals, three ODIs and two Test matches.
    Woman Sues American Airlines Over Alleged Stalking Incident

    Woman Sues American Airlines Over Alleged Stalking Incident

    The crew member reportedly became "furious" with the man's behavior, and confirmed that "Ahmad" worked for the airline. According to the lawsuit Barno has now filed, she called the airline multiple times but they never took action.
    Akon crée sa propre ville au Sénégal

    Akon crée sa propre ville au Sénégal

    Son histoire personnelle l'a donc rattaché profondément au continent africain pour lequel il n'hésite d'ailleurs pas à s'engager. Un porte-parole du ministère du Tourisme a parlé quant à lui de projet de village de tourisme durable .
  • Arsenal Kick Off Talks To Land Paris Saint-Germain Defender

    Arsenal Kick Off Talks To Land Paris Saint-Germain Defender

    Kuzarwa has played 12 times for PSG this season but hasn't featured since the French season resumed at the stat of this month. Arsenal have opened talks with Paris Saint-Germain defender Layvin Kurzawa, as they bid to take him to the Emirates Stadium.
    Women's 3-on-3 event to debut at NHL All-Star weekend

    Women's 3-on-3 event to debut at NHL All-Star weekend

    The NHL selected only national team players to participate in the three-on-three event; all of them are PWHPA members. Maddie Rooney . "So I think the fans will be happy with what they see and get a great performance from both of us".
    Grant Gustin & Ezra Miller Come Face-to-Face as The Flash!

    Grant Gustin & Ezra Miller Come Face-to-Face as The Flash!

    Discover Your New Favorite Show: Watch This Now! Miller isn't the only face from DC's movies to appear in the crossover. In a separate tweet , Guggenheim gave Jim Lee much more credit than the CCO seems to want to take himself.
  • Les États-Unis et la Chine vont signer un premier accord commercial

    Les États-Unis et la Chine vont signer un premier accord commercial

    La guerre commerciale ne sera terminée que lorsque toutes les taxes douanières auront disparu. Un accord de phase deux doit encore être négocié entre les deux puissances.
    Former Chargers star Gates retires from NFL

    Former Chargers star Gates retires from NFL

    Gates had 28 receptions for 329 yards and three touchdowns against the Patriots in seven regular season games. In the final minute, he caught an eight-yard scoring pass from Philip Rivers .

    "It Doesn't Really Matter": Trump Changes Story on Soleimani Killing

    Esper also again defended the Trump administration's decision to target General Soleimani, saying the Iranian commander became a "compelling target to take out" because "there was complete agreement based on what he had done and what he was planning to do".
  • $346 million: The amount of money Elon Musk is set to earn

    $346 million: The amount of money Elon Musk is set to earn

    Shares of Tesla have doubled in price over the past three months, paving the way for a massive payday for CEO Elon Musk . Musk receives no salary or cash bonus, only options that vest based on Tesla's market cap and milestones for growth.
    Amazon's $1-Billion Investment in India No Big Favour, Says Piyush Goyal

    Amazon's $1-Billion Investment in India No Big Favour, Says Piyush Goyal

    His statements came at a time when Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos made a high-profile visit to India on January 15. Every ecommerce player has to follow rules of the marketplace, the minister added.
    Billie Eilish Is Singing The New James Bond Theme Song

    Billie Eilish Is Singing The New James Bond Theme Song

    However, Broccoli has made it clear in her most recent interviews that she's only focusing on No Time To Die right now. The pair reflected on how the Craig era has altered the direction of the franchise. "It's too traumatic for me".


Populaire

Apple Acquires Beastie Boys Story from Filmmaker Spike Jonze
Like when we wondered what to do when our book comes out. then Spike placed his order: "You will put on a show for the children". Fans will also be able to catch a special cut of the documentary at selected IMAX theatres from April 3.

La chanson originale écrite et interprétée par Billie Eilish — Mourir peut attendre
En capital, elle a surenchéri dans une autre publication en commentant simplement une illustration du logo 007: "JAMES BOND". Alors que la rumeur prenait de l'ampleur depuis dimanche, l'artiste l'a confirmé sur son compte Instragam.

BIG BLOW: Liverpool to miss Salah, Mane & Keita for 6 weeks
Liverpool would stand to lose star forwards Mane of Senegal and Salah of Egypt , the past two African players of the year.

Toyota invests $394-M in aerospace company Joby Aviation
Alongside this new round of funding, Joby gains a new board member: Toyota Motor Corporation EVP Shigeki Tomoyama. The aircraft was designed so its easy for passengers to enter for departure and exit after landing.

Williams pick Israeli as Formula 1 test driver
The first confirmed vehicle launch for 2020 is Ferrari's on February 11, before pre-season testing starts on February 19.

Team India superfan, Pepsi 'swag star' Charulata Patel passes away
But, Indian captain Virat Kohli moved in with lightning speed and made arrangements for her tickets. He had later tweeted pictures of the meeting, thanking her for her love and support.

Les Européens déclenchent une procédure contre Téhéran — Nucléaire iranien
Mais il faudra trois jours avant que les forces armées iraniennes reconnaissent avoir abattu l'avion, "par erreur". Il a aussi érigé le peuple en "maître", au service duquel doivent se placer les autorités.

Conor McGregor believes he can read Donald Cerrone like a children’s book
The pre-fight press conference for UFC 246: McGregor vs Cerrone just concluded with a staredown at the Palms casino in Las Vegas . Mayweather is officially retired and has not fought professionally since beating McGregor, making any rematch unlikely.

LeBron James leads Lakers past Cavs
Two days after the Cavs posted a surprising win at Denver, they could not keep up with a franchise icon who has not slowed down. Thompson had 17 points and 10 rebounds for Cleveland, while Collin Sexton and Darius Garland added 16 points apiece.

Wells Fargo Bruised by Declining Profits
Combined with the bank's 3.9% dividend yield, it's fair to say that Wells Fargo is returning lots of capital to shareholders. Longview Partners Guernsey LTD raised its position in shares of Wells Fargo & Co by 24.2% in the second quarter.