Australia Wildfires

Koala, wombat become ‘iso-buddies’ during coronavirus lockdown
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Koala, wombat become ‘iso-buddies’ during coronavirus lockdown

While the rest of the world has been physically distancing due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a wombat and a koala were…
Australian zoo welcomes ‘Ash,’ first koala joey born after wildfires
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Australian zoo welcomes ‘Ash,’ first koala joey born after wildfires

An Australian zoo welcomed its first koala joey of the season on Tuesday — and she has a very meaningful…
Alberta musicians set to perform for ‘Operation Down Under’
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Alberta musicians set to perform for ‘Operation Down Under’

Calgary’s Top Brass Restaurant and Lounge will be the backdrop for a special concert Sunday, Feb. 23. Country music star…
‘All fires now contained’ in Australia’s most populous state, officials say
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‘All fires now contained’ in Australia’s most populous state, officials say

Fires across Australia’s most populous state are now contained for the first time in nearly six months, authorities said on…
Australia battered by the elements at tail-end of record bushfire season
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Australia battered by the elements at tail-end of record bushfire season

Following several months of wildfires that have devastated the country, Australia now has new causes for concern: torrential downpours, cyclones…
Heavy rain, floods hit Australia’s wildfire-ravaged east coast
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Heavy rain, floods hit Australia’s wildfire-ravaged east coast

Heavy rains lashed parts of the wildfire and drought-stricken Australian east coast on Friday, bringing some flooding in Sydney and…
Residents prepare to evacuate as wildfires threaten Australia’s capital
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Residents prepare to evacuate as wildfires threaten Australia’s capital

Wildfires burned out of control near Australia’s national capital, Canberra, and across surrounding New South Wales state on Saturday, with…
Australian capital Canberra declares state of emergency over erratic wildfire
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Australian capital Canberra declares state of emergency over erratic wildfire

CANBERRA, Australia — The Australian capital region declared a state of emergency on Friday because of an out-of-control forest fire…
With no plan in place, a retired Edmonton firefighter flew out to Australia to help fight wildfires
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With no plan in place, a retired Edmonton firefighter flew out to Australia to help fight wildfires

As wildfires continue to scorch Australia, an Edmonton man couldn’t sit back watch while firefighters risk their lives. With no…
Australia launches investigation into plane crash that killed 3 U.S. firefighters
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Australia launches investigation into plane crash that killed 3 U.S. firefighters

MELBOURNE/SYDNEY – Firefighters in Australia held a minute’s silence on Friday for three U.S. colleagues killed in a plane crash as…
Australian plane fighting wildfires disappears, may have crashed: officials
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Australian plane fighting wildfires disappears, may have crashed: officials

An aircraft fighting bushfires in Australia lost contact with ground control and may have crashed, officials said on Thursday, as…
Videos show fire-ravaged Australia hit with golf ball-sized hail, massive dust storm
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Videos show fire-ravaged Australia hit with golf ball-sized hail, massive dust storm

Australia is now dealing with dust storms, hail and flash floods as it continues to fight wildfires. Extreme weather alerts…
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