Fires

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CBS News
January 22, 2020 - 10:04 am
Australians, already reeling from months of devastating bushfires, have been warned they face a potential "bonanza" of "super dangerous" funnel-web spiders. While experts have voiced fears that the bushfires have killed as many as a billion wild animals, and pushed as many as 100 species closer to...
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CBS News
January 13, 2020 - 3:00 pm
Officials in Australia are working hard to make sure brush-tailed rock wallabies have enough food to eat amid the destruction from massive wildfires. Thousands of pounds of carrots and sweet potatoes have been dropped from the sky across New South Wales as the National Parks and Wildlife Service...
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A koala named Pete from Pappinbarra at The Port Macquarie Koala Hospital on November 29, 2019 in Port Macquarie, Australia.
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Rebekah Sager
January 09, 2020 - 10:08 am
A group of knitters are putting their skills to good use and helping to protect the animals being impacted by the devastating fires in Australia. From pouches to nests, sweaters, and mittens, an all-volunteer Brisbane-based organization is handmaking protective gear for kangaroos, wombats, koalas,...
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Lizzo performs at Sydney Opera House on January 06, 2020 in Sydney, Australia.
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CBS News
January 08, 2020 - 10:32 am
Lizzo just happens to be performing in Australia while the country is experiencing one of its most devastating wildfire seasons to date. Instead of taking the stage and then leaving, the singer took time to help out at a local food bank. Foodbank Victoria shared photos of the "Good as Hell" singer...
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Nicole Kidman, Keith Urban Golden Globes 2020
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Rebekah Sager
January 07, 2020 - 12:50 pm
Chris Hemsworth: Hemsworth and his wife Elsa Pataky pledged a whopping $1 million, while also encouraging his followers and fans to donate, urging that "every dollar counts." View this post on Instagram Hi everyone. Like you, I want to support the fight against the bushfires here in Australia. My...
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CA Firefighters heading to Australia
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CBS News
January 07, 2020 - 7:31 am
Australian officials on Tuesday released information related to arrests connected to the deadly bushfires there. Since November, police have arrested 183 people. Meanwhile, victims of the massive bushfires are returning to their neighborhoods and seeing the destruction firsthand. Insurers report...
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Evacuees board landing craft to be ferried out to the navy's HMAS Choules, Friday, Jan. 3, 2020, in Mallacoota, Victoria, Australia.
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AP News
January 03, 2020 - 11:43 am
SYDNEY (AP/KNX 1070) — Wildfires raging across Australia have prompted one of the largest evacuations in the country's history as what is already the worst season on record is likely to become even more devastating due to hot weather and strong winds. More than 200 fires were burning, and warnings...
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In this Oct. 31, 2019, file photo, smoke from the Maria Fire billows above Santa Paula, Calif.
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AP News
November 30, 2019 - 9:05 am
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The nation’s largest utility said Friday that its distribution lines haven’t sparked any major wildfires since it began shutting off power to Northern California customers during periods of high fire risk. However, Pacific Gas & Electric is not ruling out the...
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Koala rescued in Australia
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CBS News
November 26, 2019 - 7:34 am
A story that began with a selfless act and a singular story of survival from the devastating brushfires raging in Australia has ended on a sad note. A woman's dash into the flames to rescue a koala caught in the inferno came too late to save the animal's life. On Tuesday the Koala Hospital in Port...
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AP News
November 20, 2019 - 8:43 am
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Pacific Gas & Electric Co. utility began shutting off electricity Wednesday to 375,000 people in Northern and central California to prevent power lines from sparking wildfires as the region faced a new bout of windy and warm weather that creates extreme fire danger...
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