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A new report says population numbers of the animal have more than halved since Europeans first arrived in Australia.
Forecasts of heavy rain offered hope Tuesday in the months-long battle to contain Australia's unprecedented bushfires, but smoke lifted pollution levels in the nation's second biggest city to among the worst in the world.
Steve Robson, who works as an obstetrician at a hospital in Canberra, Australia, told BuzzFeed News that he's delivering babies while fires rage on.
A tropical cyclone brought heavy rain to the northwestern coast of Australia on Tuesday and gusts of 102km's per hour to the town of Broome causing minimal damage.
Australia's fire season started even before summer had begun and has destroyed more than 5 million hectares of bush.
Australia has called up 3 000 military reserves to tackle the country's ongoing bushfire crisis, Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced Saturday, the largest call-up in living memory.
"Right now in my house there's animals of all descriptions in all the different rooms with different pet packs so that they're safe and protected."
The "front" between the calm air outside the fire zone and the stormcloud is so sharp that it can generate lightning — and that can start new fires.
The current period of poor air quality in New South Wales is both the "longest" and "most widespread" on record.
The woman who rescued the koala, Toni Doherty, said she acted on instinct to save the animal, which was trapped in a tree in the burning forest.
Australia's bushfires have burned more than half the known habitat of 100 threatened plants and animals, including 32 critically endangered species, the government said Monday.
Gale-force winds in Australia merged two enormous fires into a megablaze across land almost four times the area of New York City on Friday, while thousands rallied to again demand action on climate change.
Australia is attempting to rescue people trapped in towns surrounded by bushfires through missions conducted on land, air, and sea.
Renault's Daniel Ricciardo will auction off one of his race suits to help those affected by the bushfires in his home country of Australia.
Reserve troops fanned out across fire-ravaged regions in three Australian states on Monday after a horror weekend, as the government pledged $1.4 billion over two years to help recover from the devastating months-long crisis.
An estimated 480 million mammals, birds, and reptiles, are believed to have died in Australian bushfires since September.
Fire and Rescue New South Wales posted an update to the video to Twitter on Thursday and confirmed that the crew involved were "ok."
A scorching heatwave intensified bushfires ravaging parts of Australia on Saturday, and out-of-control blazes surrounding Sydney worsened under "catastrophic" conditions.
Australian bushfires have caused unprecedented pollution in Sydney and along the country's east coast, officials said Thursday, with smoke and dust burning residents' eyes and prompting a spike in respiratory complaints.
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