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ABC | ENVIRONMENT|

Under the sea a dust storm garden grows

Scientists have discovered that the apocalypse like dust storms that swept through Sydney last month have helped tripled microscopic plant life in Sydney Harbour.

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A fair and just society?

Crikey readers weigh in on whether Australia is a fair and just society and the continued storm of controversy around our dusty East Coast.

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Slate | ENVIRONMENT|

How did orange dust make the sky go red?

Okay, it’s been dust storm overload, but Slate’s Explainer gives a different angle to the red tinged madness, throwing the light on how orange dust manages to turn the sky red. Or even black?

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mUmBRELLA | ADVERTISING|

Dust storm of advertising

You can’t say that Sydney advertisers don’t have their fingers on the pulse, with a swag of advertisements this morning about yesterday’s dust storm. How do you get red dust out of white pants?

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Boston Globe | ART & DESIGN|

PHOTO GALLERY: The dust storm of Oz

Bless The Boston Globe and its continually extraordinary photography column, The Big Picture. Today, they focus on the outback dust storm that hit Sydney yesterday. Who knew the apocalypse would look so beautiful?

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Crikey Blogs | JOURNALISM|

Subeditors: the real victims of the NSW dust storm

Pity the poor News.com.au subbie who had to come up with captions for 68 photos of suburbs glowing red, says Jeremy Sear.

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Dust storm 1: chaos, mud, lightning. Oh my!

It no longer looks as blood red as at dawn. No Dorothy, no Tin Man, no wicked Witch, so far. But the dust storms sweeping NSW have brought red snow!

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Freedom (or freebies) of the press takes another meaning

There was once a time when photographers were sent to cover major events, like today’s Sydney dust storms. These days, free pictures are harvested from the internet.

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Dust storm 2: a health hazard beyond comparison

Particulate pollution has soared to levels never seen in Australia in recent hours as the red dust storm intensifies over much of the top three quarters of NSW.

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Weird and wacky world of TV news execs

What difficulties do TV execs face when they dump their wives for work experience students? Plus, The Oz slogan seems very familiar…

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That’s not a dust storm; this is a dust storm

Sydneysiders woke up to red skies this morning due to a dust storm sweeping NSW. But that’s are nothing compared with this footage from Broken Hill yesterday: watch as the picture fades to black.

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Crikey Blogs | NSW|

Are dust storms hazardous to your health?

Dust storms, like the one affecting Sydney this morning, can contain everything from plant pollens to dried animal faeces and chemicals, says Ben Harris-Roxas, a health impact assessment expert. Should people stay inside?

The potential health impacts of dust itself are important – usually by exacerbating existing asthma.

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