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4-7 June 2020

Showing 26 articles tagged bushfires

'It's heart-wrenching': 80% of Blue Mountains and 50% of Gondwana rainforests burn in bushfires

Guardian Australia analysis reveals the frightening amount of world heritage area burned in Australia’s ongoing fire crisis

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The Guardian · 18 Jan

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Australia fires: Smoke to make 'full circuit' around globe, Nasa says

Smoke from huge fires is expected to travel back to Australia after circling the globe, Nasa says.

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BBC News · 16 Jan

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Australia bushfires: 5 things to know about the crisis

Some key facts about the size, intensity and devastating impact of the fires.

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Police contradict claims spread online exaggerating arson's role in Australian bushfires

Donald Trump Jr was among those who retweeted misleading figures published by News Corp

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Bushfires have reshaped life on Earth before—they could do it again

The catastrophic bushfires raging across much of Australia have not only taken a huge human and economic toll, but also delivered heavy blows to bi...

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phys.org · 8 Jan

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Police in Australia are accusing 24 people of deliberately setting bushfires

The Australia wildfires are a countrywide catastrophe, mainly caused by drought and extreme heat, but dozens of people are directly to blame for so...

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CNN · 8 Jan

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Yuin Indigenous Australians unite in historic healing ceremony at Mount Gulaga

As bushfires and drought ravage the nation, hundreds of Yuin people have gathered at the foot of Mount Gulaga for a historic healing ceremony on th...

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ABC News · 5 Jan

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The Australian bushfires may be the "Chernobyl" of climate crisis - the event that makes our current system untenable

The Australian bushfires are apocalyptic enough to stoke anyone’s climate-crisis fears. But we were happy to see our friend and colleague Kather...

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Australian bushfire crisis: smoke turns NZ sky orange

New Zealanders are phoning emergency services to report a glowing orange sky as smoke drifts across the Tasman Sea from Australia’s bushfires.

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PerthNow · 5 Jan

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Australia fires create plume of smoke wider than Europe as humanitarian crisis looms

Bushfires ravaging Australia have now killed at least 17 people and created a plume of smoke thought to be present over an area greater than that o...

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Australian bushfires are so huge they're creating thunderstorms that start more fires

If powerful enough, a pyrocumulonimbus storm can generate a fire tornado, which happened during the Canberra bushfires in 2003.

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Water Thieves Steal 80,000 Gallons in Australia As Our Mad Max-Style Future Becomes Reality

Thieves stole roughly 80,000 gallons of water in a region of Australia that’s suffering from one of the worst droughts in the history of the countr...

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Earther · 20 Dec 2019

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Climate of chaos: the suffocating firestorm engulfing Australia

The death toll from the unprecedented crisis has reached eight and sparked an apology from the prime minister

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The Guardian · 20 Dec 2019

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How big are the fires burning on the east coast of Australia? Interactive map

The scale of the bushfires burning in eastern Australia can be hard to grasp. This interactive map shows the total area burned overlaid on differen...

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The Guardian · 9 Dec 2019

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Leading scientists condemn political inaction on climate change as Australia 'literally burns'

Climate experts ‘bewildered’ by government ‘burying their heads in the sand’, and say bushfires on Australia’s east coast should be a ‘wake-up call’

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The Guardian · 7 Dec 2019

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Australia fires: blazes 'too big to put out' as 140 bushfires rage in NSW and Queensland

Bureau forecasts heatwave while fire authorities say dozens of fires will burn across Australia for weeks

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The Guardian · 7 Dec 2019

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Should You Be Worried About Sydney's Apocalyptic Smoke?

Sydney is currently experiencing its worst air pollution on record. A spate of bushfires across the state has left the city shrouded in a dense lay...

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Revealed: 'monumental' NSW bushfires have burnt 20% of Blue Mountains world heritage area

More than 10% of forest in NSW national parks destroyed by fire this season, with the damage to Gondwana rainforest a ‘global tragedy’

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The Guardian · 3 Dec 2019

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Massive Mildura dust storm leaves Victorian town 'unliveable' amid 40C heat

Residents say such storms now occur on a weekly basis, as topsoil from drought-ravaged farms is blown through the town

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The Guardian · 23 Nov 2019

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Sydney Is Running out of Water as Bushfires Rage

Sydney's water shortage is a mounting problem as wildfires are predicted to gain in strength and intensity this weekend.

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EcoWatch · 16 Nov 2019

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NSW public servants at climate conference told not to discuss link with bushfires

Exclusive: Email from government directs attendees at conference on climate adaptation to stay quiet on bushfire-climate link

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The Guardian · 13 Nov 2019

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Australia fires: nation braces for 'most dangerous bushfire week ever seen'

New South Wales faces an unprecedented fire danger on Tuesday amid high temperatures and strong winds

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The Guardian · 11 Nov 2019

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Dozens of bushfires burn out of control in NSW and Queensland as temperatures soar

Hot and windy weather has created volatile conditions along parts of Australia’s east coast

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The Guardian · 8 Nov 2019

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