outside view of flooded research greenhouses
Flooding and Storms Wreak Havoc for Australian Scientists
Record-breaking rainfall has caused widespread flooding and devastation in Queensland and New South Wales, forcing the closure of some university campuses.
ABOVE: Lee Hickey
Flooding and Storms Wreak Havoc for Australian Scientists
Flooding and Storms Wreak Havoc for Australian Scientists

Record-breaking rainfall has caused widespread flooding and devastation in Queensland and New South Wales, forcing the closure of some university campuses.

Record-breaking rainfall has caused widespread flooding and devastation in Queensland and New South Wales, forcing the closure of some university campuses.

ABOVE: Lee Hickey

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