australia bushfires

children play in a fountain as they cool down from the heatwave

Melbourne heatwave: city expecting 44C as Victoria faces hottest day since Black Saturday

Victoria and Tasmania on alert for bushfires amid extreme weather forecast as generators fail at three coal-fired power stations — Victoria may experience its hottest day since the 2009 Black Saturday bushfires on Friday, with its main power stations at reduced capacity after a third coal-fired generator shut down overnight. Energy minister Lily D’Ambrosio told …

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australia’s fire seasons are longer and more severe

Australia experiencing more heat, longer fire seasons and rising oceans

State of the climate report points to a long-term increase in the frequency of extreme heat events, fire weather and drought — Australia is experiencing more extreme heat, longer fire seasons, rising oceans and more marine heatwaves consistent with a changing climate, according to the Bureau of Meteorology and CSIRO’s state of the climate report. …

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bushfire close to homes in in wattle grove, sydney

Sydney’s bushfire season starts in winter: ‘We may have to rethink how we live’

Hotter, drier summers in Australia mean longer fire seasons – and urban sprawl into bushland is putting more people at risk — At first the smoke on the horizon “didn’t look like anything major,” says Joe Mercieca of that day in 2013. But then the wind picked up. His house in the Blue Mountains, an …

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