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South Australian homes lost in bushfire as New South Wales on high alert

South Australian homes lost in bushfire as New South Wales on high alert

Sydney told to expect temperatures in 40s, while Melbourne firefighters welcome a cool change after damaging blaze A number of homes and other buildings have been lost in a dangerous bushfire that
Sydney heatwave: very high fire danger warning for New South Wales

Sydney heatwave: very high fire danger warning for New South Wales

Rural Fire Service warns against complacency after Sunday’s temperatures reach high 40s in western suburbsA total fire ban has been issued for the greater Sydney region after the city sweated through
Bushfire forces closure of Sydney's Royal national park

Bushfire forces closure of Sydney's Royal national park

Emergency warning issued and firefighters are also battling a blaze in the Southern TablelandsFirefighters are battling several big bushfires in New South Wales – one is threatening homes in the
Bushfire closes Sydney's Royal national park as heatwave grips NSW

Bushfire closes Sydney's Royal national park as heatwave grips NSW

Blaze contained as most of state swelters through temperatures above 40C, with the heat set to continueFirefighters continued to battle two out-of-control blazes across New South Wales while
Victoria bushfires: more than 50 towns on alert as wind shifts

Victoria bushfires: more than 50 towns on alert as wind shifts

Several towns across 160km area asked to evacuate, others told it’s too late to leaveResidents have been told to flee to relief centres as grass and bushfires burn out of control in Victoria’s
Sydney bushfire: 'ferocious' blaze threatens homes as RFS confirms damage

Sydney bushfire: 'ferocious' blaze threatens homes as RFS confirms damage

Strong winds push flames towards suburban streets as firefighting and reconnaissance aircraft join operationA “ferocious” bushfire that led to evacuations in parts of Sydney’s southwest and burnt
Sydney's bushfire season starts in winter: 'We may have to rethink how we live'

Sydney's bushfire season starts in winter: 'We may have to rethink how we live'

Hotter, drier summers in Australia mean longer fire seasons – and urban sprawl into bushland is putting more people at risk At first the smoke on the horizon “didn’t look like anything major,” says
Queensland bushfire: group of hikers rescued from national park

Queensland bushfire: group of hikers rescued from national park

Ambulance service say 11 people treated for minor smoke inhalation after being trapped in Blackdown Tableland national park A group of hikers has been rescued by emergency services and escorted out of
Tasmanian heritage forests at risk of 'catastrophic' bushfires, study finds

Tasmanian heritage forests at risk of 'catastrophic' bushfires, study finds

Researchers say amount of vegetation burnt by fires caused by lightning strikes rose dramatically this centuryThe amount of vegetation burnt by fires caused by lightning strikes in Tasmania’s world
How the next election determines our climate future – Australian politics live podcast

How the next election determines our climate future – Australian politics live podcast

Katharine Murphy talks to Kelly O’Shanassy, chief executive of the Australian Conservation Foundation, about why the next federal election will be a poll on climate change. Is the current environment
Longer fire seasons threaten to disrupt US-Australia firefighting cooperation

Longer fire seasons threaten to disrupt US-Australia firefighting cooperation

An arrangement that has worked well for decades is at risk of coming unstuckLonger bushfire seasons in Australia and the US threaten to disrupt the sharing of vital personnel and equipment between the
'Horrendous' Queensland bushfires intensify as heatwave hits the state

'Horrendous' Queensland bushfires intensify as heatwave hits the state

Firefighters are battling more than 80 fires across the state in unprecedented conditionsPeople have been pulled from the path of a monster bushfire after refusing to flee from the erratic and
Queensland bushfires: Morrison pledges assistance amid 'catastrophic' conditions

Queensland bushfires: Morrison pledges assistance amid 'catastrophic' conditions

Eight thousand residents of Gracemere have been urged to leave as schools were closed because of the fire threatMandatory evacuations of 8,000 residents of Gracemere in Queensland are under way as a
Queensland bushfires: man dies clearing firebreak as evacuations continue

Queensland bushfires: man dies clearing firebreak as evacuations continue

Two men arrested for lighting fires as heatwave conditions expected to continue over weekendA central Queensland man has died and 10 people including seven children who were caught up in the state’s
Queensland bushfires flare up as strong winds test exhausted firefighters

Queensland bushfires flare up as strong winds test exhausted firefighters

Strong winds and high temperatures test exhausted firefighters battling more than 110 blazes across the state The bushfire emergency in central Queensland flared up on Sunday evening with residents in
Bushfires in the tropics: Queensland faces terrifying new reality

Bushfires in the tropics: Queensland faces terrifying new reality

With cyclone season under way, exhausted emergency services are more aware than most that climate change is beginning to pose impossible challenges Late on Sunday night, a tropical cyclone formed off
Queensland bushfires: Palaszczuk blasts Morrison government over land-clearing inquiry

Queensland bushfires: Palaszczuk blasts Morrison government over land-clearing inquiry

Queensland premier says Coalition is ‘blaming the trees’ for the firesAnnastacia Palaszczuk has lashed out at the federal government after it announced an inquiry into land-clearing laws following the
'Like opening a fan oven': Australia's rainforest threatened by bushfires

'Like opening a fan oven': Australia's rainforest threatened by bushfires

As the weather gets hotter and drier, and cyclones increase, those living in Australia’s north will need to adapt to the fire dangerWhen Michelle Ready first moved to the cane farm she owns with her
Heatwave sweeps across Australia with temperatures 10C above average

Heatwave sweeps across Australia with temperatures 10C above average

Health warnings as temperatures expected to soar into the extremesFire bans have been declared across parts of Australia, as a heatwave sweeps across the south of the country.A broad area stretching
Extreme heatwave in Australia: catastrophic fire conditions as temperature records broken

Extreme heatwave in Australia: catastrophic fire conditions as temperature records broken

Marble Bar in WA reaches 49.3C as parts of SA and Victoria issued bushfire warning, and extreme weather forecast to continue into next weekTemperature records have been broken as a heatwave continues