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Sydney: Out of control bushfires forced residents in eastern Australia to flee their homes on Saturday (Dec 7), as other parts of the country braced for a heatwave due next week.
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - A giant bushfire on the edge of Sydney, which has blanketed the city in smoke causing a spike in respiratory illnesses and the cancellation of outdoor sports, will take weeks to control but will not be extinguished without heavy rains, firefighters said.
Bangkok: As the cold front descends on Thailand to the relief of Thais, monkeys in some provinces are having a different experience.
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - More than 5,500 scientists have signed an open letter saying that Europe is facing a severe threat to its freshwater biodiversity and must do more to protect its rivers and lakes.
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Bushfires fanned by winds combined into a single giant blaze north of Sydney late on Friday, blanketing Australia's biggest city in hazardous smoke, causing weekend sports games to be cancelled and prompting calls for outdoor workers to stay home.
TOKYO (Reuters) - Tetsu Nakamura, the Japanese doctor and aid worker killed in Afghanistan on Wednesday, was inspired to make the country's deserts green by the deaths of children in a clinic he ran in a drought-stricken rural area.
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Firefighters were on Thursday battling several blazes ringing Sydney, leaving Australia's most populous city blanketed by smoke that is expected to linger for days.
Coffee production in Indonesia will probably shrink to the smallest in almost a decade after a drought withered flowering, damping prospects for next year’s harvest, according to an industry association.
GENEVA (Reuters) - The U.N. food agency said on Tuesday it was procuring 240,000 tonnes of food assistance to deliver to 4.1 million people in Zimbabwe where food shortages are being exacerbated by runaway inflation and drought induced by climate change.
CHENNAI (Dec 2, AP): The government of the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu says at least 25 people have died in recent floods that inundated low-lying areas and hundreds more have been evacuated to relief camps.