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Rain Falls on Smouldering Fireground in Southern New South Wales

Rain Falls on Smouldering Fireground in Southern New South Wales

Rain eased conditions at the site of the Good Good fire in the Snowy Monaro region on January 16 as firefighters hoped widespread falls would help extinguish over 80 fires burning across New South Wales. “Relief is here for a number of firefighters working across NSW. Although this rain won’t extinguish all fires, it will certainly go a long way towards

Thunderstorms sweep across Australia's bushfire-ravaged east coast

Thunderstorms sweep across Australia's bushfire-ravaged east coast

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Thunderstorms and heavy rain swept across parts of Australia’s east coast on Thursday, bringing hope that some of the fierce bushfires razing the country will be extinguished - or at least slowed. Officials warned, however, that short, intense thunderstorms could lead to flash flooding, while lightning brought the risk of new

All stops pulled out to spare ‘dino trees’

All stops pulled out to spare ‘dino trees’

The NSW government on Wednesday confirmed the wild Wollemi pines - which have grown since the age of dinosaurs - survived the megablaze. The fire was brought under control this week after two-and-a-half months, burning more than 512,000 hectares northwest of Sydney. Situated deep in the Wollemi National Park, NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service

RAW: Remote firefighters in efforts to save Wollemi pines from bushfire threat

RAW: Remote firefighters in efforts to save Wollemi pines from bushfire threat

Supplied video obtained Thursday, January 16, 2020 of remote firefighters working to save prehistoric Wollemi Pines around the Gospers Mountain bushfire. Situated deep in the Wollemi National Park, NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service and NSW Rural Fire Service monitored the fire as it approached the pines, earlier placing fire retardant and an

Fire burns through area near Wollemi pines

Fire burns through area near Wollemi pines

Supplied video obtained Thursday, January 16, 2020 showing fire burning in an area containing prehistoric Wollemi Pines in 2019. An assessment carried out by the NSW Government has concluded that while a number of the trees were charred, the species has so far survived the bushfire crisis affecting large parts of Australia. (AAP Video/Supplied/NSW

As Bushfires Turn Australia Into Living Hell, Another Disaster May Be Coming

As Bushfires Turn Australia Into Living Hell, Another Disaster May Be Coming

Widespread rainfall is expected to bring some relief to Australia, which is going through one of its worst bushfire periods on record, but weather scientists say it’s soon to relax because another natural disaster may occur soon. Tropical Cyclone Claudia is forecast to come with up to 100mm of rain falling across Australia’s east coast from Wednesday

Ancient Wollemi pines saved amid catastrophic NSW bushfires

Ancient Wollemi pines saved amid catastrophic NSW bushfires

As bushfires ravaged parts of New South Wales, there were fears the critically endangered Wollemi pines could be burnt to the ground, however a 'secret' firefighting mission has ensured their survival. Pumps and sprinklers had been set up in the Wollemi National Park to keep the undergrowth wet as bushfires ravaged nearby areas. NSW Environment

Australia's dinosaur-era pines live on after bushfire rescue

Australia's dinosaur-era pines live on after bushfire rescue

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia’s Wollemi Pines survived the dinosaurs, and now firefighters have nursed them through the country’s worst bushfires in generations to live another day. The giant prehistoric trees were thought to be extinct until 1994, when authorities found 200 of them in a national park near the Blue Mountains north-west of Sydney. Since

Secret mission saves ‘dinosaur trees’

Secret mission saves ‘dinosaur trees’

Operation to save rare Wollemi pines during bushfires. Credit: NSW National Parks and Wildlife Services. On Wednesday the government confirmed efforts by the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service and NSW Rural Fire Service had ensured that the wild Wollemi pines survived the Gospers Mountain megablaze. The prehistoric Wollemi pines have been saved