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Thousands Flee Homes As Australian Wildfires Rage

AP | KRISTEN GELINEAU | Posted 03.05.2015 | World

SYDNEY (AP) — Cooler conditions on Sunday were helping hundreds of firefighters working to contain a massive wildfire that had forced thousands of p...

More Than 90 Wildfires Rage In Australian State

AP | Posted 01.25.2014 | World

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — More than 90 wildfires are burning over Australia's New South Wales state, but the danger has ebbed in neighboring Victor...

Firefighting Plane Crashes In Australia, Sparking New Blaze

Reuters | Posted 12.23.2013 | World

SYDNEY, Oct 24 (Reuters) - A plane dousing wildfires in bushland around the Australia's biggest city, Sydney, crashed into a national park on Thursd...

Cause Of Australia's Largest Wildfire Revealed

AP | KRISTEN GELINEAU | Posted 10.23.2013 | World

SYDNEY -- SYDNEY (AP) — A military training exercise ignited the largest of the wildfires that have ravaged Australia's most populous state over the...

Firefighter Captures Terrifying Footage Of Australian Wildfires

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 10.22.2013 | World

The wildfires that have ripped through Australia's state of New South Wales and destroyed more than 200 homes are now threatening to wreak even more h...

Australia's Fires Could Merge Into 'Mega-Blaze'

Evening Standard, London | Michael Howie | Posted 12.21.2013 | World

Bushfires raging across 217-miles in New South Wales could merge to form one “mega-blaze”, a fire chief warned today. Fire Service Commissioner S...

Wildfires Put Heat On Climate Denying PM

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green

SYDNEY, Oct 21 (Reuters) - A long, hot summer looms for Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott as devastating wildfires near Sydney fuel opposition t...

Nearly 100 Wildfires Rage Across Australia

AP | KRISTEN GELINEAU | Posted 10.18.2013 | World

SYDNEY -- SYDNEY (AP) — Nearly 100 wildfires raged across Australia's most populous state on Friday, killing one person, destroying dozens of houses...

PHOTOS: Mind-Blowing Images From Down Under

Posted 01.09.2013 | World

Hundreds of wildfires raged across southern Australia this week as the country suffered from its hottest days on record. "The heat has been so inte...

Big Aussie Heat: Down Under Sweltering

A. Siegel | Posted 03.10.2013 | Green
A. Siegel

Some might say that those 'Down Under' have a competitive streak with Americans, but competition can go too far: Australia is on the path to top America's nightmarish heat wave conditions with environmental conditions.

Massive Wildfires Rage Across Australia

AP | ROD McGUIRK | Posted 03.10.2013 | World

COOMA, Australia — Record temperatures across southern Australia cooled Wednesday, reducing the danger from scores of raging wildfires but likel...

Australia's Daylesford Residents Brace For Worst As New Fire Threatens Town

The Australian | Lauren Wilson | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A BUSHFIRE was bearing down on the Victorian resort town of Daylesford last night, hours after an out-of-control grass fire threatened Melbourne's eas...

The Burning Question

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Tom Engelhardt

What if our lost decade lasts long enough to meet an environmental crisis involving extreme weather?

Brendan Sokaluk: Facebook Users Post Photos Of Alleged Australian Arsonist | Ellen Connolly in Sydney | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Facebook users angered by a court order suppressing details of the man accused of starting one of the deadly bushfires that devastated Australia have ...

Australia Charges Suspect With Arson

AP | TANALEE SMITH | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BUXTON, Australia — Residents of the town worst-hit by Australia's wildfire disaster made a brief and emotional return there on Saturday but wer...

Australia's Animals Scorched In Wildfires

AP | KRISTEN GELINEAU | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

SYDNEY — Kangaroo corpses lay scattered by the roadsides while wombats that survived the wildfire's onslaught emerged from their underground bur...

Australian Emergency Operators Heard Fire Victims Final Calls

The Australian | Aaron Langmaid | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TRIPLE-0 operators listened to people "dying over the phone" at the height of the Victoria fires. More than 4200 terrifying phone calls were made to ...

Australian Wildfires Called An Act Of "Mass Murder" By Prime Minister

AP | TANALEE SMITH | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WHITTLESEA, Australia — Disaster teams found charred bodies on roadsides and in crashed cars _ grim signs of the futile attempt to flee raging w...

VIDEO, PHOTOS: Australia Wildfires Destroy Entire Towns

Huffington Post | Hanna Ingber Win | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Entire towns have been destroyed by Australia's deadliest-ever wildfires. See this slideshow of the wildfires: Watch these videos: ...