Australia’s ‘black summer’ of devastating bushfires is finally coming to a close, but bitter arguments over how to tackle climate-fuelled disasters are raging on. When firefighters announced this week that all blazes in the hard-hit state of New South Wales were under control for the first time since September, the relief was palpable. Continue Reading
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison rejected calls for ‘reckless’ and ‘job-destroying’ cuts to the country’s vast coal industry in the face of a deadly climate-fuelled bushfire crisis.
Two Australian firefighters were killed and three injured when their truck crashed as they battled out-of-control blazes in New South Wales state, officials said.