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World 31 Jan 2009 | 12:00 AM

Australia heatwave eases a little, fires burning

SYDNEY (Reuters) - A heatwave blamed for raging bushfires and a spate of deaths eased a little in Australia's densely populated southeast on Saturday, but a ban on lighting fires in the open remained in force.

World 29 Apr 2008 | 12:00 AM

Sydney's poor, elderly hit hardest by climate change

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Climate change will hurt Sydney's poor and elderly the most, as many live in low-lying coastal areas vulnerable to rising sea levels and cannot afford technologies that protect them from life-threatening heatwaves.

Travel 26 Jan 2008 | 12:00 AM

Adelaide’s attractions

Planning a holiday to Australia? Try something pleasantly different by booking a train ride from Adelaide to Darwin (or vice versa).

World 20 Jan 2007 | 12:00 AM

Outback storm floods Australia, bushfires burn

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia is living up to its iconic image as a sunburnt country of droughts and flooding rains, with a huge outback storm causing flooding in three states on Saturday as drought-fuelled bushfires continued burning.

World 20 Jan 2007 | 12:00 AM

Outback storm floods Australia, bushfires burn

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia is living up to its iconic image as a sunburnt country of droughts and flooding rains, with a huge outback storm causing flooding in three states on Saturday as drought-fuelled bushfires continued burning.

World 12 Dec 2006 | 12:00 AM

Bushfires rage across four Australian states

CANBERRA (Reuters) - Bushfires burned across four Australian states on Tuesday, destroying houses and blackening an area larger than Luxembourg, with one major fire front stretching 250 km.

World 09 Dec 2006 | 12:00 AM

Bushfire smoke blankets major Australian city

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Smoke from bushfires burning hundreds of kilometres away blanketed Australia's second largest city Melbourne on Saturday, delaying flights and setting off fire alarms at the city's airport.

World 25 Nov 2006 | 12:00 AM

Australia bushfire lines drawn around Jurassic pines

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australian firefighters battling bush blazes ringing Sydney are taking special action to protect stands of historic Wollemi pines which are among the earth's oldest plants, dating back 150 million years to dinosaur times.

Lifestyle 17 Sep 2006 | 12:00 AM

Madness documented

I>In The Times of Madness /I>takes us back to those uncomfortable times again, only it visits a place near us: Kalimantan, where an Indonesian town erupted in violence that washed its streets with blood.

Nation 11 Mar 2006 | 12:00 AM

Aerial surveillance to nab bushfire culprits

Aerial surveillance is being carried out in northern Sarawak after the Department of Environment received complaints of bushfires caused by open burning.