Cyclone Yasi flattened properties, overturned luxury yachts, and ripped up plantations. Australia's climate change adviser warns of more such storms to come.
A satellite image shows cyclone Yasi making landfall in Queensland, Australia, on Feb. 2.
Cyclone Yasi is due to hit north of Queensland's main waterlogged area, but emergency services are already stretched and the whole state is flood-weary.
Forecasters are cautiously optimistic that Yasi will not drop the majority of its rain on Queensland’s already hard hit areas. The state is still cleaning up from devastating floods.
Many whose homes and businesses were affected by the Australia floods are finding that the fine print in their insurance policies rules out coverage.
In its worst flood since 1974, Australia's Brisbane focuses on speedy relief and a long recovery.
A Christian Science perspective.
While Prime Minister Gillard has been criticized for her response to the Australia floods, Queensland Premier Bligh has struck the right note of strength and emotion.
For a country that only recently passed through a decade-long drought, talk of flooding management has long seemed a little out of place. Not anymore.
Detail of the right eye of Leonardo da Vinci's 16th century masterpiece the 'Mona Lisa' painting: Italian researcher Silvano Vinceti, president of the Italian National Committee for Historical, Cultural and Environment Heritage, claims he has found the letter 'S' in the woman's left eye, the letter 'L' in her right eye, and the number '72' under the arched bridge in the backdrop of Leonardo da Vinci's famous painting.