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Australia Fires: State of emergency lifted in national capital as wildfire threat subsides
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Australia Fires: State of emergency lifted in national capital as wildfire threat subsides

The threat wasn't over yet, and weeks of firefighting might still be needed, said ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr.

Australia declares state of emergency for capital city of Canberra as strong winds, rising temperatures threaten to fan bushfires
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Australia declares state of emergency for capital city of Canberra as strong winds, rising temperatures threaten to fan bushfires

Australian officials declared a state of emergency for the capital city of Canberra and surrounding regions, as soaring temperatures and strong winds threatened to propel a large bushfire beyond the control of firefighters.

Wildfires aftermath: Drinking water sources contaminated with ash, debris, pollutants
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Wildfires aftermath: Drinking water sources contaminated with ash, debris, pollutants

More than 60 percent of the water supply for the world’s 100 largest cities originates in fire-prone watersheds.

Australia Fires: Aboriginals point to methods of preventing destructive wildfires, cutting emissions
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Australia Fires: Aboriginals point to methods of preventing destructive wildfires, cutting emissions

Using well-timed, low-intensity fires, indigenous people burn their properties periodically to avoid wildfire risk.

Australia Day 2020: Raging bushfires take centrestage as thousands pay tribute to firefighters at parade
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Australia Day 2020: Raging bushfires take centrestage as thousands pay tribute to firefighters at parade

Australia Day celebrations on Sunday saw thousands of people flock to beaches and music festivals, but festivities were clouded by the tragedy of bushfires which have killed 33 and destroyed hundreds of homes.

Prehistoric Wollemi pine trees, once considered extinct and rediscovered in 1994, saved by firefighters as bushfires ravage Australia’s east coast
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Prehistoric Wollemi pine trees, once considered extinct and rediscovered in 1994, saved by firefighters as bushfires ravage Australia’s east coast

Specialist firefighters have saved the world’s last remaining wild stand of a prehistoric tree from wildfires that razed forests west of Sydney, officials said Thursday

Fires Near Me App, that gives live updates about Australian bushfires, is now up for sale
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Fires Near Me App, that gives live updates about Australian bushfires, is now up for sale

As wildfires rage, Fires Near Me smartphone app has become one of the country's top-ranked apps.

Australia may list Koalas as endangered after population takes ‘extraordinary hit’ in unprecedented bushfires, 30% of habitat destroyed
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Australia may list Koalas as endangered after population takes ‘extraordinary hit’ in unprecedented bushfires, 30% of habitat destroyed

The Australian government on Monday said it might declare Koalas as an "endangered" species after the population of the cuddly animal suffered an "extraordinary hit" in the unprecedented devastating bushfires, which destroyed 30 percent of their habitat across the country.

Australia wildfires: Mass extinction events that reshaped the Earth, were caused by bushfires
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Australia wildfires: Mass extinction events that reshaped the Earth, were caused by bushfires

Around 66 million years ago, a mass die-off called Cretaceous–Paleogene extinction event, put an end to the reign of dinosaurs.

A season in hell: Australia's bushfires push threatened species closer to extinction
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A season in hell: Australia's bushfires push threatened species closer to extinction

The fires have reduced a wet forest ecosystem, rich in wildlife, to a dry scrub more flammable than the original forest.

Australia's bushfires: Here are some tricks animal's use to survive the raging fires
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Australia's bushfires: Here are some tricks animal's use to survive the raging fires

The hours, days, and weeks after fire bring a new set of challenges, food scarcity and predators making their appearance known.

Australia bushfires: New estimate suggests one billion animals have perished nationwide
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Australia bushfires: New estimate suggests one billion animals have perished nationwide

The est is that upto 8,400 koalas may have died during fires on the mid-north coast of New South Wales.

Australian Bushfires: Aussie pace legend Jeff Thomson auctions 'Baggy Green', cricket vest to raise funds for relief efforts
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Australian Bushfires: Aussie pace legend Jeff Thomson auctions 'Baggy Green', cricket vest to raise funds for relief efforts

Australian fast bowling great Jeff Thomson has decided to auction his precious 'Baggy Green' cap and cricket vest to raise funds for the victims of the ongoing bushfire crisis in the country.

Australia commits $1.4 bn towards wildfire recovery, pledges to pay 'whatever it takes' to help communities recover from bushfire
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Australia commits $1.4 bn towards wildfire recovery, pledges to pay 'whatever it takes' to help communities recover from bushfire

Australia's government on Monday said it was willing to pay 'whatever it takes' to help communities recover from deadly wildfires that have ravaged the country

Australia's wildfires undo decades of conservation work done on Kangaroo island
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Australia's wildfires undo decades of conservation work done on Kangaroo island

The Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park is caring for about 18 burned koalas but had to euthanize many more.

Australia bushfires: Tennis stars Simona Halep, Alize Cornet devise unique methods to raise funds for relief work
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Australia bushfires: Tennis stars Simona Halep, Alize Cornet devise unique methods to raise funds for relief work

Romanian women’s world No 4 Simona Halep has devised a unique way to support relief and recovery efforts amid Australia’s bushfire catastrophe: she will donate money every time she yells at her Australian coach.

Brisbane International 2020: Ash Barty pledges to donate winnings from event to relief effort for victims of Australian bushfires
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Brisbane International 2020: Ash Barty pledges to donate winnings from event to relief effort for victims of Australian bushfires

Ash Barty was flying home across Australia following the Fed Cup final when she saw the early signs of devastation from the wildfires that are still raging in large parts of the vast island continent.

Australia bushfires: Cooler weather brings relief, but 64 of 150 fires remain uncontrolled; 24 dead, 2,000 homes destroyed
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Australia bushfires: Cooler weather brings relief, but 64 of 150 fires remain uncontrolled; 24 dead, 2,000 homes destroyed

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison defended his leadership and his government's record on climate change Sunday as milder temperatures brought hope of a respite from wildfires that have ravaged three states, claiming 24 lives and destroying almost 2,000 homes.

Australian prime minister Scott Morrison cancels official trips to India, Japan amid bushfire emergency in country
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Australian prime minister Scott Morrison cancels official trips to India, Japan amid bushfire emergency in country

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has cancelled official trips to India and Japan that were scheduled for the second half of January as he battles a bushfire emergency at home

'Millions of sparks': Bushfires raging across Australia prompt govt to conduct evacuations as authorities predict blaze may worsen with strong winds
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'Millions of sparks': Bushfires raging across Australia prompt govt to conduct evacuations as authorities predict blaze may worsen with strong winds

Wildfires raging across Australia have prompted one of the largest evacuations in the country's history as what is already the worst season on record is likely to become even more devastating due to hot weather and strong winds