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Australia’s “black summer” bushfires killed or harmed more than 60,000 koalas – WWF

Australia koalas

Sydney, AustraliaReuters More than 60,000 koalas were killed, injured or displaced in Australian bushfires last summer, the World Wide Fund for Nature has estimated, in what it called a deeply disturbing number for a species already in trouble. Last summer’s bushfires, which Prime Minister Scott Morrison has dubbed Australia’s “black summer”, also killed 33 people […]

Australia needs national response to ‘alarming’ disaster future – enquiry

Australia bushfires near Bumbalong

Sydney, AustraliaReuters Australia needs national coordination of disaster responses, a change to laws to allow country-wide state of emergencies and simplified climate-change projections, an enquiry into its worst bushfire season in a generation found on Friday. Inevitable climate change meant more frequent disasters and higher costs and more impact on hundreds of thousands of homes, […]

“Black summer” – Australian PM leads tribute to bushfire victims

Sydney, AustraliaReuters Australia suspended parliament on Tuesday to honour the victims of a national bushfire crisis that has killed 33 people, as more than 100 fires remained ablaze across the country’s east coast. Prime Minister Scott Morrison, who has received public criticism for his handling of the crisis, led a tribute as legislators returned to […]