Australia Fires: Bear the rescue dog saves koalas – BBC News

An Australian Koolie dog who was abandoned by his family has been rescued and retrained to detect koalas. Bear has been following the aftermath of Australia’s bushfires since January, finding sick, injured or starving koalas that otherwise would have perished. He has now found more than 100. Produced and edited by Isabelle Rodd Please subscribe … Read more Australia Fires: Bear the rescue dog saves koalas – BBC News

Australia bushfires: Heavy rains bring relief, pollution warnings

Flood warnings have replaced bushfire alerts in southeast Australia. The rains in New South Wales are among the heaviest in almost 20 years. But the combination of fire and rain has sparked new problems. Al Jazeera’s Alexi O’Brien reports. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe – Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish – Find us on … Read more Australia bushfires: Heavy rains bring relief, pollution warnings

Australian firefighters battle multiple blazes

Australia has experienced another difficult day as several fires burn near Canberra and in New South Wales. Temperatures in the nation’s capital topped 40C for a second consecutive day and firefighters have warned that winds could create new threats. Residents are being urged to remain vigilant and monitor the weather Subscribe to Guardian News on … Read more Australian firefighters battle multiple blazes

The Murdoch media: Polluting Australia’s airwaves? | The Listening Post (Full)

On The Listening Post this week: As the Australian bushfires blaze on, Rupert Murdoch’s news empire continues to peddle climate scepticism. Plus, the legacy of murdered journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia. The Murdoch media empire: Polluting Australia’s airwaves? In Australia, soaring temperatures, extended droughts and strong winds have resulted in a wildfire season like no other. … Read more The Murdoch media: Polluting Australia’s airwaves? | The Listening Post (Full)

Australia fires: US crew dead in firefighting plane crash – BBC News

Three US firefighters who died when their air tanker crashed while battling blazes in Australia have been identified. Captain Ian McBeth, 45, first officer Paul Clyde Hudson, 43, and flight engineer Rick A DeMorgan Jr, 44, were killed in New South Wales on Thursday. The cause of the C-130 Hercules crash is not yet known. … Read more Australia fires: US crew dead in firefighting plane crash – BBC News

3 Americans killed in water tanker crash fighting Australia fires l ABC News

The aerial water tanker went down in the Snowy Mountains’ Monaro region in New South Wales; the three crew members who died were believed to be the only ones aboard. READ MORE: https://abcn.ws/36jI9u9 Three Americans were killed battling the Australian wildfires Thursday when their water tanker plane crashed in New South Wales. The Lockheed C-130 … Read more 3 Americans killed in water tanker crash fighting Australia fires l ABC News

Australia bushfires plane crash: Three crew members killed

A water-bombing aircraft has crashed while fighting bushfires in Australia, killing its three crew members. Air traffic controllers lost contact with the large air tanker while it was passing through a region in the eastern state of New South Wales. The aircraft had been contracted from an American company. Al Jazeera’s Andrew Thomas reports from … Read more Australia bushfires plane crash: Three crew members killed

Should We Sell Dead Koala Fur for Charity? | Good Morning Britain

Subscribe now for more! http://bit.ly/1NbomQa Ryan-Mark from the Apprentice thinks the koala fur from the animals that have died in the Australian bushfires could be sold and the money raised could go to charity. However, his comments have caused controversy as animal rights activists say this would be inhumane and could spark a demand for … Read more Should We Sell Dead Koala Fur for Charity? | Good Morning Britain

Australia fires: Turnbull accuses Scott Morrison of ‘misleading’ nation – BBC News

Australian PM Scott Morrison has been accused of lacking leadership during the bushfire crisis – by the man he replaced after a party room coup. Malcolm Turnbull, who was deposed in 2018, told the BBC that Mr Morrison had misled the country by “downplaying” the influence of global warming. Mr Morrison apologised last month for … Read more Australia fires: Turnbull accuses Scott Morrison of ‘misleading’ nation – BBC News

Australia fires plane crash: Search under way for air tanker jet

Australian authorities have lost contact with a large air tanker fighting bush fires in alpine areas of the southeastern state of New South Wales, they said on Thursday. “The New South Wales rural fire service is investigating reports of a serious incident involving an aircraft in southern New South Wales this afternoon,” it said on … Read more Australia fires plane crash: Search under way for air tanker jet

Australia fires: ‘We are in the frontline of climate change’ – BBC Newsnight

Former Australian PM, Malcolm Turnbull, argues that the response of the Australian government to climate change needs to match the immediate danger the country faces. Subscribe to our channel here: https://goo.gl/31Q53F Malcolm Turnbull, who was deposed in 2018, told Newsnight that the damage inflicted on Australia from the recent bush fires had been a ‘colossal … Read more Australia fires: ‘We are in the frontline of climate change’ – BBC Newsnight

Australia fires: Preventing the spread – BBC News

Wildfires have devastated parts of Australia, and hundreds are still burning – mainly across the south-east of the country. Meanwhile, authorities are trying to contain the blazes and prevent them from spreading further. There are still 8 to 10 weeks of the bushfire season ahead. Part of the BBC News at Ten’s coverage of the … Read more Australia fires: Preventing the spread – BBC News

Last decade was warmest on record: Report

Global land temperatures are increasing and scientists said the Australia fires were part of the dramatic fallout from climate change. READ MORE: https://abcn.ws/360RDKG Last year was the second warmest year on record around the globe, making the last decade the warmest in recorded history, according to a new government report released Wednesday. Scientists from the … Read more Last decade was warmest on record: Report