Categories
World

Catastrophic bushfires may have killed at least 480 million animals in Australia

The burning bushfire in Australia may have killed more than half a billion animals. An expert from the Australian biodiversity at the University of Sydney, Prof Chris Dickman n a statement said 480 million animals were directly killed as a result of the fires. These numbers are based on a report he co-wrote in 2007 […]

Categories
World

Single blaze bigger than Manhattan burns in Australia

Three fires have combined to form a single blaze bigger than Manhattan becoming to most catastrophic in the already devastating bushfires. The fires joined overnight in the Omeo region in Victoria state, creating a 23 square mile blaze according to Gippsland’s Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning. In the neighbouring state of New South […]

Categories
World

Australia deploys 3,000 army reserve personnel to assist bushfires

Australia dispatched 3,000 reserve troops to help contain the raging bushfires across the country.┬áDefence Minister Linda Reynolds said this is the first time this has happened in Australia’s history. The temperatures have surpassed 40C in parts of south-east Australia. Officials had warned that Saturday was set to be a “dangerous day”. Since September, fires in […]

Categories
World

Australia PM Scott Morrison heckled by angry bushfire victims and firefighter

Australian ┬áPrime Minister Scott Morrison was heckled in a town ravaged by bushfires, piling pressure on the leader amid death of at least 18 people. An angry firefighter refused to shake Morrison’s hand when he visited the town of Cobargo in New South Wales state on Thursday. Video footage showed Morrison tried to grab the […]

Categories
World

New South Wales declares a 7-day state of emergency

Australian state of New South Wales declared a state of emergency for seven days, forcing immediate evacuation from fire-stricken areas as the deadly blaze continues. State Premier Gladys Berejiklian said Thursday that the emergency declaration would come into effect Friday morning as weather conditions are expected to deteriorate significantly on Saturday, raising the fire danger […]

Categories
World

Australia deploys military to help contain bushfire

Australian military aircraft and vessels will be deployed to help emergency services in bushfire ravaged states of New South Wales (NSW) and Victoria. Thousands of people fled to beaches in the south-eastern states on Tuesday as emergency-level fires spread. In Mallacoota, Victoria, about 4,000 people sought shelter on the coast. Two more people have been […]