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