More than 100 animal species in Australia could be lost forever without urgent intervention as a result of the bush fire crisis, a new report … Read more
Australia suspended parliament on Tuesday to honour the victims of a national bushfire crisis that has killed 33 people, as more than 100 fires remained … Read more
Australian officials declared a state of emergency for the capital city of Canberra and surrounding regions on Friday, as soaring temperatures and strong winds threatened … Read more
Large swathes of southeast Australia were bracing on Thursday for a days-long heatwave that threatens to stoke bushfires that have been burning for months.
As … Read more
Australia’s bushfire-stricken state of Queensland saw heavy rainfalls on Sunday dampening some of the fires that have razed 2.5 million hectares (1.2 million acres) of … Read more
An aircraft fighting bushfires in Australia lost contact with ground control after it crashed, officials said on Thursday, as soaring temperatures and strong winds fanned … Read more
A stuffed koala bear is seen attached to a part of the Brooklyn Bridge in New York, New York, USA.
The stuffed bears have been … Read more
Intense thunderstorms with heavy rains dampened bushfires on Australia’s east coast on Friday and brought relief to farmers battling years of drought, but the city … Read more
Australia will have to wait until March for rains heavy enough to bring sustained relief from dry weather that has fuelled deadly bushfires, the country’s … Read more
Australia’s peak tourism body estimated the country’s bushfire crisis has so far cost the industry almost A$1 billion ($690 million) and called for urgent help … Read more
Australian Government pledges $50m for wildlife impacted by bushfires as koalas may become endangered
The Australian Federal Environment Minister is concerned koalas could now be endangered in some areas as the Government establishes a $50 million emergency fund to … Read more
Two wildfires have merged to form a massive inferno in south-eastern Australia, as experts warned some species are likely already to be extinct.
The “megafire” … Read more
Another firefighter lost his life while battling the Australian wildfire crisis, taking the death toll to 27 people since September.
Bill Slade, 60, was killed … Read more
The wildfires devastating parts of Australia have forced the closure of a number of embassies in the capital Canberra, where state authorities issued an alert … Read more
The NSW Rural Fire Service Large Air Tanker (LAT) drops fire retardant on the Morton Fire burning in bushland close to homes at Penrose in … Read more
Handout photos made available by NASA Earth Observatory of a satellite image showing burned land and thick smoke over Kangaroo Island, Australia, 09 January 20202 … Read more
Australian authorities urged nearly a quarter of a million people to evacuate their homes on Friday and prepared military backup as soaring temperatures and erratic … Read more
Australia’s bushfire crisis has led to what appears to be a deliberate misinformation campaign started by climate-change deniers claiming arson is the primary cause of … Read more
More than 1 billion animals are now thought to have been killed by the record-breaking wildfires in Australia, according to a prominent scientist whose new … Read more
A handout photo made available by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) of a satellite image captured via NOAA-20, high resolution bands 4, 2, … Read more
Australian authorities issued new warnings and evacuation notices across the country’s heavily populated southeast on Thursday as a return of hot weather fanned huge bushfires … Read more
Smoke from wildfires in Australia is drifting across the Pacific to cities in South America, and may have reached the Antarctic, the UN World Meteorological … Read more
Thunderstorms and showers brought some relief for firefighters battling deadly wildfires across Australia’s drought-parched east coast on Wednesday, but also raised concerns that lightning will … Read more
South Australia’s iconic Kangaroo Island could see rare species wiped out after devastating bushfires
Kangaroo Island is renowned for its native wildlife — the koalas are disease-free, the bees create the purest honey and it is home to one … Read more
The bushfire smoke blanketing Melbourne and much of Victoria is expected to persist for at least the first half of the week, and air pollution … Read more
Rain is falling in Australia and temperatures have dropped – but officials warn that fires ravaging the country will “take off” again.
Sooty rain fell … Read more
The bushfires ravaging Australia are generating so much heat that they are creating their own weather systems including dry lightning storms and fire tornadoes.
On … Read more
An extra 3,000 army reservists have been called up to help tackle Australia’s bushfires with the situation expected to worsen over the weekend.
Prime Minister … Read more
Handout photos made available by the Australian Department of Defence shows evacuees from Mallacoota, Victoria State, being transported on a landing craft to Royal Australian … Read more
Close to half a billion animals in Australia’s New South Wales state may have been killed in wildfires since September — and the number could … Read more
The Australian navy has begun evacuating people trapped in the fire-ravaged town of Mallacoota on the Victoria coast.
Two ships, HMAS Choules and MV … Read more
Smoke from huge bushfires in Australia is drifting as far away as New Zealand, 2,000km (1,200 miles) away, leading to haze and a burnt smell … Read more
The premier of the Australian state of New South Wales has declared a week-long state of emergency in response to the escalating bushfire threat.
High … Read more
A handout photo made available by the New South Wales (NSW) Rural Fire Service (RFS) shows NSW RFS Commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons (L) during the funeral … Read more
Thousands of people are fleeing a vast “tourist leave zone” in Australia amid forecasts of ferocious bushfire conditions in coming days.
Since September, Australia’s bushfire … Read more
Thousands of people were trapped as their small seaside town was threatened by one of the bushfires that have been ravaging parts of Australia.
Around … Read more
New Year’s Eve fireworks in Australia’s capital city have been cancelled as the wildfire danger worsens in oppressive summer heat, and pressure was building Monday … Read more
Emergency warnings for bushfires have been issued across parts of Australia – with some locals being urged to take shelter indoors because it is now … Read more
A handout photo made available by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) of a satellite image showing part of mainland Australia, where historic bushfires … Read more
Residents and holidaymakers in part of the Australian state of Victoria were urged to leave on Sunday ahead of what is expected to be … Read more
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has apologised for taking a family holiday in Hawaii as deadly bushfires raged across large parts of his country, destroying … Read more
A scorching heatwave intensified bushfires ravaging parts of Australia on Saturday, and out-of-control blazes surrounding Sydney worsened under “catastrophic” conditions.
Australia’s eastern coast has been … Read more
Two volunteer firefighters in Australia have died during the ongoing operation to contain the devastating bushfires on the country’s east coast.
Geoffrey Keaton, 32, and … Read more
A state of emergency has been declared in New South Wales, Australia, amid fears a record-breaking heatwave will exacerbate the state’s bushfire crisis.
The nation … Read more
Residents in parts of eastern Australia evacuated their homes on Tuesday as soaring temperatures and strong winds threatened to fan bushfires in a giant blaze … Read more
A handout photo made available by NASA Earth Observatory of a satellite image showing fires burning near the coast of New South Wales, near Canberra … Read more
A “mega blaze” raging across a 60km front north-west of Sydney cannot currently be put out, Australian fire officials have warned.
The fire across almost … Read more
More than 100 schools in Australia’s southeast were closed on Wednesday and officials warned people in high-risk zones to be ready to evacuate as forecast … Read more