How smoke from California wildfires turns the sky red

Smoke from California’s current unprecedented siege of deadly, destructive wildfires is giving skies in the Golden State a Martian look. The unhealthy atmosphere is enough to make California residents gasp, if not scream, like the agonized figure in Norwegian artist Edvard Munch’s iconic 1893 painting. The red skies in California and the blood-red sunset in […]

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Sydney NYE fireworks to go ahead despite calls to spend money on fighting wildfires – Channel 4 News

Sydney’s firework celebrations on New Year’s Eve will go ahead, despite the wildfires currently ravaging the country. More than a quarter of a million people have signed an online petition demanding the event is cancelled and the money given instead to firefighters. But Prime Minister Scott Morrison says holding the event will show the world […]

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‘Catastrophic’ Wildfires Continue To Rage Across Australia : NPR

Rural Fire Service officers engage in property protection of a number of homes along the Old Hume Highway near the town of Tahmoor, New South Wales, as the Green Wattle Creek Fire threatens a number of communities in the southwest of Sydney. Dean Lewins/AP hide caption toggle caption Dean Lewins/AP Rural Fire Service officers engage […]

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Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison cuts short Hawaii holiday after two firefighters die tackling enormous bushfires

Australia’s Prime Minister has cut short his holiday in Hawaii following fierce criticism of his government’s handling of an unprecedented wave of bushfires in which two firefighters were killed. Scott Morrison expressed regret for the trip amid a record heatwave this week which has exacerbated dozens of out-of-control blazes. Pressure had been building on Mr Morrison […]

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Australia fires: helicopter crashes as 140 blazes rage in NSW and Queensland – live | Australia news

Queensland is choking on NSW’s bushfire smoke as a southerly change sweeps across the state bringing testing conditions for firefighters. The southeast corner of the state is shrouded in smoke, with the World Health Quality index showing unhealthy levels of air quality across parts of Queensland. “We have seen a southerly change move up from […]

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