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Bushfire-hit Australians still in tents as virus slows recovery
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Bushfire-hit Australians still in tents as virus slows recovery

Victims of Australia’s catastrophic bushfires are still living in tents, garages and makeshift shelters months after the blazes ended, with…
Australian bushfires extinguished, but climate rows rage on
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Australian bushfires extinguished, but climate rows rage on

Australia’s “black summer” of devastating bushfires is finally coming to a close, but bitter arguments over how to tackle climate-fuelled…
Heavy rains bring both relief and new dangers to bushfire-hit Australia
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Heavy rains bring both relief and new dangers to bushfire-hit Australia

MELBOURNE/SYDNEY (Reuters) – A four-day downpour across Australia’s east coast has brought relief after months of devastating bushfires and years…
At home with couple who saved baby kangaroos from the fires
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At home with couple who saved baby kangaroos from the fires

WYTALIBA, Australia (Reuters) — Even as a fierce bushfire bore down on the rural Australian community of Wytaliba, Gary Wilson…
As forests burn around the world, drinking water is at risk
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As forests burn around the world, drinking water is at risk

Fabric curtains stretch across the huge Warragamba Dam to trap ash and sediment expected to wash off wildfire-scorched slopes and…
Canadian air tanker crashes while fighting Australia bushfires, 3 dead
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Canadian air tanker crashes while fighting Australia bushfires, 3 dead

MELBOURNE/SYDNEY (Reuters) – A Canadian-owned C-130 Hercules air tanker crashed while fighting bushfires in Australia’s alpine region on Thursday, killing…
Threatened species hit hard by Australia’s bushfires
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Threatened species hit hard by Australia’s bushfires

Australia’s bushfires have burned more than half the known habitat of 100 threatened plants and animals, including 32 critically endangered…
Dust storms and giant hail batter bushfire-weary Australia
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Dust storms and giant hail batter bushfire-weary Australia

Thunderstorms and giant hail battered parts of Australia’s east coast on Monday after “apocalyptic” dust storms swept across drought-stricken areas,…
Rainstorms douse bushfires across eastern Australia
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Rainstorms douse bushfires across eastern Australia

Rain and thunderstorms doused long-burning bushfires across much of eastern Australia Saturday, but they also brought a new threat of…
Fires, then floods: How much can a koala bear?
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Fires, then floods: How much can a koala bear?

A week ago, koalas at an Australian wildlife park were in the path of raging bushfires. On Friday, they were…
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