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Search for rare species as 1bn Australia flames toll feared

New South Wales, AP/UNB, Jan 18 – Australia’s unprecedented wildfires season has so far charred 40,000 square miles (104,000 square kilometres) of brushland, rainforests, and national parks — killing by one estimate more than a billion wild animals. Scientists fearsome of the island continent’s unique and colourful species may not recover. For others, they are trying to throw lifelines. Read More »

Australia bushfire destroys over 70 homes

More than 70 homes and buildings are feared to have been destroyed in a bushfire in Australia, authorities say. The fast-moving fire engulfed the New South Wales (NSW) coastal town of Tathra late on Sunday local time. Authorities said locals were evacuated to a nearby town and there were no reports of anyone missing. Read More »