Tag Archives: Australia

As Forests Burn, Drinking Water is at Risk

Post-fire runoff can introduce pollutants   Boats are pulled ashore as smoke and wildfires rage behind Lake Conjola, Australia, Thursday, Jan. 2, 2020. Thousands of tourists fled Australia’s wildfire-ravaged ea

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Wildfire Creates State of Emergency in Australian Capital

Fire on Canberra’s southern fringe has burned over 53,000 acres     By ROD McGUIRK Associated Press CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The Australian capital region declared a state of emergency on Friday because of an out-of-control forest fire burning erratically ...

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Video: Wind Causes Sudden Change in Australia Brush Fire

When the wind changes     Guardian News – Dashcam footage captured by the Dunmore Rural Fire Brigade on 4 January 2020. The footage shows just how quickly a bushfire can move when the wind changes direction.

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Wildfire Threatens Homes on Australian Capital’s Outskirts

Monday’s fire has burned over 19,000 acres     CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A wildfire sparked by a military helicopter helping firefighting efforts was blazing out of control and threatening homes on the outskirts of Australia’s capital on Tuesday as ...

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Bodies of American Tanker Crew Recovered from Australia Wildfire Crash

Bodies and voice recorder retrieved     By ROD McGUIRK Associated Press CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The bodies of three U.S. flying firefighters and the cockpit voice recorder from the water bomber in which they died battling Australia’s unprecedented wildfire ...

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Australia Works to Recover Bodies of American Tanker Crew

Canadian-based company identifies C-130 crew     SYDNEY (AP) — The American tanker plane that crashed while fighting Australian wildfires had just dropped a load of retardant on a fire before it went down in New South Wales state, investigators ...

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