Australian resorts deploy snow guns against bush fires

Asia Pacific Jan 10, 2020

Australian resorts deploy snow guns against bush fires

Australia's alpine resorts have dusted off winter snow-making machines to blast ice-cold water onto dry ski slopes as huge bush fires threaten to engulf the Snowy Mountains region. Heat and erratic winds were forecast Friday for the area, located about 200 kilometers (125 miles) inland ...

Australian Navy ships emergency beer to fire-hit town

Asia Pacific Jan 10, 2020

Australian Navy ships emergency beer to fire-hit town

Australia's navy, tasked with rescuing fire-trapped residents on the southeast coast, received a new mission Friday: delivering beer to a country pub on the verge of running dry. More than a thousand people have been evacuated from the town of Mallacoota, with the military sending ...

Out-of-control Australian bush fires worsen

Asia Pacific Dec 21, 2019

Out-of-control Australian bush fires worsen

A scorching heat wave intensified bush fires ravaging parts of Australia on Saturday, and out-of-control blazes surrounding Sydney worsened under "catastrophic" conditions. Australia's eastern coast has been hit by the record-breaking heat wave, which has moved in from the west of the country, exacerbating hundreds ...