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BBC’s Open News Archive and BBC Motion Gallery

The BBC Motion Gallery site has been available for some months. To quote:
Here you will find easy access to thousands of shots from the vast and diverse archives of the BBC and CBS News. Our library of motion imagery is one of the world’s great living treasures.
BBC Motion Gallery has film of science, nature and news (including archival footage from CBS News) and all can be viewed online.
Now the BBC are offering exclusive content from their news archives to UK residents at The Open News Archive. Video footage can be downloaded free of charge for a limited time.

New Orleans recovery after Katrina

webDotWiz doesn’t read the newspapers and certainly has heard much on radio or TV news about the continuing recovery of people affected by Katrina. However you can catch up at MSNBC news (www.msnbc.com) and there are plenty of others including blogs by those helping.

Locust plague information

Locusts have been hatching north-west of Rushworth for some months now and the Victorian Department of Primary Industry has been spraying hatchlings and tracking movements. You can keep up to date with the latest info at this page at the DPI site. The most recent bulletin was issued at 0800 this morning (Fri 23-Dec-05) and the next bulletin is due 27-Dec-05. Scroll to the bottom of the page for a map of sightings.