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Tanker plane that crashed in Australia hit ground after low fire retardant drop - preliminary report
SYDNEY (Reuters) - A C-130 tanker plane that crashed and killed all three Americans on board while fighting fires in Australia last month hit the ground shortly after making a two-second fire retardant drop at an altitude of 200 feet, investigators said on Friday.
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Families, firefighters and politicians gathered in a solemn public ceremony in Sydney on Sunday to honour the 25 people killed in recent bushfires that tore through the country's most populous state.
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Global warming was leading to an "irreversible" mass melting of the Antarctic ice and purging carbon from the atmosphere was the only solution to slow the process, an Australian climate scientist told Reuters on Wednesday.
Staff at Phu Kradueng National Park in Loei province are working around the clock to build additional firebreaks to prevent the recurrence of bushfires as the dry season approaches.
BANGKOK (The Nation/ANN): Staff at Phu Kradueng National Park in Loei province are working around the clock to build additional firebreaks to prevent the recurrence of bushfires, as the dry season approaches.
Officials have halted the fire that gripped Phu Kradueng National Park in Loei province, Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation spokesman Sompoch Maneerat said.
SYDNEY: Millions of dollars were raised and tens of thousands of people rocked out on Sunday at Sydney's largest stadium for a star-studded bush fire relief concert. Some 75,000 people attended the Fire Fight Australia concert at ANZ Stadium in Sydney.
BUCHAN, Australia (Reuters) - Returning from a morning feeding his sheep, Jeff McCole, a 70-year-old farmer, paused to take in the bittersweet scene – a few droplets of rain falling onto the remains of his fire-ravaged home.
MELBOURNE/SYDNEY (Reuters) - A four-day downpour across Australia's east coast has brought relief after months of devastating bushfires and years of drought, but also widespread storm damage and forecasts of more wild weather to come.
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Severe bushfires burned through parts of Western Australia on Sunday, with other areas of the state dealing with the aftermath of a powerful cyclone, while the country's east coast was facing potential life-threatening flash flooding.