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January, 2020

  • 25 January

    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. Yet, as so much of …

  • 24 January

    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. New South Wales (NSW) Premier …

  • 23 January

    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 Hercules aerial water tanker went …

  • 23 January

    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 Sydney. – Subscribe to our …

  • 23 January

    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 taking a US holiday amid …

  • 23 January

    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 Twitter. Fire crews have been …

  • 17 January

    Volcanic lightning, impeachment, Australia bushfires: The Week in Pictures

    A look at the week’s top photos from around the globe.

  • 16 January

    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 Australia fires, presented by Reeta …

  • 16 January

    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 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration …

  • 16 January

    Australian bushfires: Blazes taking toll on economy

    Bushfires are continuing to burn across parts of Australia, and the prolonged emergency is taking a huge economic toll on the country. Experts say the fires have slashed about $3.5bn from the economy. Al Jazeera’s Jessica Washington reports from one of the areas worst-hit this bushfire season, Bilpin in the Blue Mountains. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe – Follow …