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Threatened Species Hit Hard By Australia's Bushfires

Jan 20, 2020 AFP

More than 80 per cent of the known or likely habitats of 49 species has fallen within fire zones, while another 65 species have seen 50-80 per cent of their distribution areas affected.

Melbourne's Air Quality Drops To ‘Hazardous’ Levels Due To Bushfires Smoke

Jan 14, 2020 PTI

The raging Australian bushfires, one of the worst in its history, have killed at least 26 people, burned over 10 million hectares of land, destroyed over 2,000 homes and pushed many species towards extinction.


Australia May List Koalas As 'Endangered' After Raging Bushfires

The raging Australian bushfires, one of the worst in its history, has killed at least 26 people, burned over 10 million hectares of land, destroyed over 2,000 homes and pushed many species towards extinction.

Australian Animals Face Extinction Threat As Bushfire Toll Mounts

Jan 10, 2020 AFP

Australia's extinction rate for mammals is already the highest in the world, but there are growing fears this year's bushfires could cause localised extinctions.


Snipers To Cull Up To 10,000 Camels In Drought-Stricken Australia

It comes after Australia experienced its hottest and driest year on record in 2019, with the severe drought causing some towns to run out of water and fuelling deadly bushfires that have devastated the country's southeast.

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07 January, 2020

Australia Firefighters Race To Contain Blazes As Heatwave Looms

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Dozens of vast blazes continue to burn out of control across the east of the country and there are growing fears that two fires in New South Wales and Victoria could connect to form another uncontrollable megablaze.


05 January, 2020

Australia Bushfire: PM Sets Up Recovery Agency; Death Toll Climbs To 24, Over 1500 Homes Lost

PTI

At least half of Australia's only disease-free koala population have died after bushfires swept through an island sanctuary.


04 January, 2020

Australian PM Postpones India Visit Over Bushfires Crisis

PTI

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison was scheduled to hold extensive bilateral talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his visit beginning January 13.


31 December, 2019

AUS Vs NZ: Travis Head Backs Officials To Make Right Call Amid Australia Wildfire Concerns Ahead Of Third Test

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Australia batsman Travis Head said there are greater concerns than cricket as the country struggles with widespread bush fires


13 September, 2019

Choked By Forest Fire Haze, Indonesians Hold Mass Prayer Hoping For Rains

Outlook Web Bureau

Illegal fires to clear land for farming are raging on Indonesia's Sumatra and Borneo islands with firefighters battling round the clock through charred forests, and water-bombing helicopters deployed to douse the flames.


05 April, 2019

Seoul Declares National Disaster As Winds Fan Giant Forest Fire; Nearly 4,000 People Evacuated

Outlook Web Bureau

Fanned by strong winds, the forest fire quickly spread through the mountainous area, incinerating 400 homes and 500 hectares of land, according to the government.


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15 January, 2019

Utility Company Tied To California Wildfires To File For Bankruptcy

Outlook Web Bureau

Pacific Gas and Electric the utility company that has been tied to deadly wildfires in California said it plans to file for bankruptcy at the end of January.


26 November, 2018

California Wildfires Completely Contained, Death Toll Rises To 85

Outlook Web Bureau

1,53,336 acres of land has been affected in the wildfires that have caused widespread loss of human lives and habitation. Three firefighters have been injured during efforts until now.


16 November, 2018

California Wildfires: Number Of Missing In Deadliest Wildland Fire Jumps Past 600, Trump Set To Visit

Outlook Web Bureau

The complaint alleged that the fire began on November 8 when a high voltage transmission line failed, igniting tinder-dry vegetation.


13 November, 2018

California Wildfire: 44 People Dead, More Than 200 Missing, 6,453 Homes Destroyed

Outlook Web Bureau

President Donald Trump said that he had approved a request to declare the fires in California a major disaster, making people affected eligible for various types of federal government support.


10 November, 2018

Hollywood Celebs Evacuate Homes As California Wildfire Rages Stronger

Outlook Web Bureau

Hollywood celebrities were among the thousands forced to evacuate as the fire engulfed in large patches across California.



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