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Australia Wildfires

WATCH: Fire Scorches An Area The Size Of Massachusetts

The Huffington Post | Katherine Boehrer | Posted 10.09.2014 | Green

These NASA satellite images, captured in September and October, highlight the huge scale of an area scorched by fire in the Northern Territory of Aust...

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...

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...

WATCH: Terrifying Footage As Bushfire Reaches Residential Neighborhood

The Huffington Post | Hunter Stuart | Posted 10.19.2013 | Green

This is hell on earth - captured on video. By attaching a portable Go-Pro camera to his helmet, firefighter Jonathan Mallin has recorded what it l...

Australian Wildfires Uncover Illegal Drug Lab

Reuters | James Grubel | Posted 03.15.2013 | World

CANBERRA, Jan 14 (Reuters) - Raging wildfires destroyed at least another 28 homes and licked at Australia's leading optical space observatory on Mon...

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...

Australia Braces For Record Heat

Posted 01.08.2013 | Green

Right now, things are pretty hot in Australia. So hot, in fact, that meteorologists Down Under have added new, never-before-used colors to temperature...

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.

Australia Fire Threat, Extreme Weather Closes Schools

bloomberg.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Australian authorities shut schools in the southeastern state of Victoria and sent in extra firefighters as extreme weather threatens new blazes today...

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...

Climate Change Models Predicted Devastating Australian Wildfires

New Scientist | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

AUSTRALIA may have just had a horrifying preview of what climate change has in store for its people. Even early warning couldn't stop last weekend's b...