Bushfires ravage Australia Red skies A person stands in protective gear as nearby bushfires turn the sky red in Mallacoota, Victoria. Thousands of people in the coastal region were told to evacuate over the New Year period, while the Country Fire Authority later issued an ominous warning to residents still in the area that it was "too late to leave." Some 4,000 people spent New Year's Eve on the beach to avoid the flames. … [Read more...] about Australia bushfires: Heavy rains provide some relief
Australia fires: A very simple guide How do you fight extreme wildfires? What is Australia doing to tackle climate change? But the Australian Greens - who are not in the government at either national or state level - have made clear they support controlled burning if it is carried out under expert guidance. … [Read more...] about Australia fires: Does controlled burning really work?
A Nasa spokesman told the BBC that the fires were so big they'd sparked an "unusually large" number of pyrocumulonimbus events - or fire-generated thunderstorms, sending smoke soaring as high as 11 miles into the stratosphere. … [Read more...] about Massive rain bomb closes in on Australia bringing floods and devastating 85mph winds after bushfires
'Because they've got such a complex network, and you've got something like 40 odd flights scheduled a day, the main thing is to keep up the integrity of the rest of the network, like a Melbourne to Gold Coast, where there's only two or three [flights],' he told 3AW. … [Read more...] about Revealed: Worst airlines in Australia for cancellations – and the budget options perform relatively well
Bill Slade, a 60-year-old father of two from Wonthaggi was fighting fires with Parks Victoria at Omeo when he died on January 11. He has been remembered as one of the longest serving, most experienced and fittest firefighters. … [Read more...] about Smoke from Australia’s deadly bushfires is circling the globe and will make it BACK to the country, NASA says