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A backpacker looks out over a field in Launceton, northern Tasmania.

Tourism in Australia is taking a hit with the ‘double whammy’ of bushfires and coronavirus travel bans. Here’s how the country is en...

Australia is losing millions of tourist dollars per month — and the country is determined to reverse course.
The koala (left), platypus (center), and long-nosed potoroo (right) are three species now at risk.

Australia’s government listed 113 native animal species that need ’emergency intervention’ in order to survive after its devastating...

Koalas, platypuses, and some species of echidna, possum, potoroo, and dunnart were listed as "high-priority" for government intervention.
Kangaroo Island is off the coast of Adelaide.

Australia’s Kangaroo Island is looking for volunteers to feed animals injured in bushfires

Nearly half of Kangaroo Island was burned by the bushfires this month alone. The RSPCA has posted an application form.
A composite image showing a still from video footage of rain in Melbourne shared by 9 News Australia presenter Jo Hall on Wednesday and firefighters tackling a blaze in New South Wales on December 31, 2019.

After months of devastating bushfires Australia is finally getting rain, but it won’t stop the fires, and is bringing new extreme weather condit...

Firefighters welcomed rain in areas like Victoria and New South Wales. They say it is helping to weaken fires, but will not distinguish them.
A NASA visualization of the fires over Australia on January 1 2020 based on satellite data.

Australia’s bushfires are producing so much smoke that NASA expects it to travel all the way around the world and return to Australia

NASA said the smoke from the fires devastating Australia had already traveled "halfway around Earth" last week, reaching South America.
Slovenian tennis player Dalila Jakupovic abandoned her Australian Open qualifying match after suffering from a coughing fit in Melbourne, Australia due to smoke in the air.

A tennis player was forced to abandon an Australian Open match over a coughing fit caused by smoke from bushfires

On Tuesday, the air quality in parts of Melbourne, Australia, reached hazardous levels, and people were urged to stay indoors.

Australia’s bushfires are ravaging the country. Here’s how it all happened.

Bushfire season in Australia began in September 2019 following a prolonged drought. Photos and detailed maps show when and how the Australian bushfires started.
The Australian bushfires made ringing in the new year difficult and depressing.

I fled the bushfires in Australia and photographed the whole thing. Here’s what the apocalyptic nightmare looks like on the ground.

Australia is experiencing its worst bushfire season in history, and I was trapped in it over New Year's Eve.
A still from a video showing the fire tornado.

Terrifying video shows a ‘fire tornado’ ripping through the Australian countryside as devastating fires ravage the country

Australia's third-largest island is ravaged by two fires as firefighters battle huge blazes destroying homes, lives, and wildlife across the country.
An endangered male siamang at the Mogo Zoo on April 17, 2008.

An Australian zookeeper took home monkeys, pandas, and a tiger in order to keep them safe from bushfires

"Right now in my house there's animals of all descriptions in all the different rooms with different pet packs so that they're safe and protected."