Despite a recent deluge on Australia’s east coast, which put out many of the raging fires persisting from late 2019, their impact on the environment continues to linger. A new report shows the sheer scale of the amount of carbon emissions the fires released into the atmosphere.
As Australia continues to burn, Prime Minister Scott Morrison has resisted calls to provide compensation for the country’s volunteer firefighting force. With the firefighters stretched thin among the most widespread bushfire season Australia has ever seen, here’s how you can help the volunteers this holiday season.
As sure as night follows day, this week’s bushfires prompted inevitable debate about whether fire authorities should have carried out more hazard reduction burning, and whether opposition from conservationists prevented this.