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A general view of a road sign to Mallacoota, Victoria, Australia January 10, 2020.

Jeff Bezos announces Amazon is donating $690,000 to help Australia recover from the devastating bushfires

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos announced that the tech company will donate $1 million Australian dollars to help Australia recover from the fires.
A Rural Fire Service firefighter Trevor Stewart views a flank of a fire on January 11, 2020 in Tumburumba, Australia.

Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp criticized for misleading bushfire coverage amplified by trolls and bots

News Corp outlets were accused of stifling stories about the extent of the fires as bots and trolls on social media fuel false arson claims.
Left, Australian prime minister Scott Morrison issues a press statement in Adelaide, Australia, January 6, 2020. Right, a firefighter hoses down trees in an effort to secure nearby houses from bushfires in the town of Nowra in New South Wales, Australia, December 31, 2019.

Thousands of Australians are calling for their prime minster’s resignation. He’s vowed to keep exporting coal, despite the link between fi...

Since September, 25 million acres of Australia have caught fire. The resulting smoke plume stretches 1.3 billion acres.
An injured koala rests in a washing basket at the Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park in Australia, January 8, 2020.

Devastating images of burned koalas and wallabies are emerging from Australia as 1 billion animals are feared dead

Despite rescue efforts, tens of thousands of koalas are feared dead on one island alone. Ecologists worry fires could wipe out endangered species.
A feral camel in central Australia.

Up to 10,000 dehydrated camels will be killed in Australia as the country faces catastrophic bushfires and long droughts

Aboriginal officials in the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands, in northwest South Australia, said the camel cull will last five days.
Wildlife Information, Rescue and Education Services (WIRES) volunteer and carer Tracy Dodd holds a kangaroo with burnt feet pads after being rescued from bushfires in Australia's Blue Mountains area, December 30, 2019.

Heartbreaking photos show animals impacted by Australia’s bushfires

As the bushfires in Australia continue to rage, they are taking a toll on animals as well as humans.
Normal sky in Auckland, New Zealand (left), and the sky as a result of bushfires in Australia (right).

Surreal photos show smoke from Australia’s bushfires turning the sky in New Zealand orange — 1,200 miles away

The fires in Australia have claimed dozens of lives, destroyed thousands of homes, and killed millions of animals.

Australian babies are being born in smoke-filled hospitals as hundreds of bushfires burn across the country

Steve Robson, who works as an obstetrician at a hospital in Canberra, Australia, told BuzzFeed News that he's delivering babies while fires rage on.
The sky turns red from bushfires in Bemboka, in Australia's New South Wales state on January 5, 2020.

Red skies are blanketing southeast Australia as hundreds of fires ravage the country

Australia's devastating fires have reached an unprecedented peak in the first few days of January, according to officials.
Smoke billows during bushfires in Bairnsdale, Victoria, Australia, on December 30, 2019.

Nearly half a billion animals have been killed in Australia’s devastating bushfires

An estimated 480 million mammals, birds, and reptiles, are believed to have died in Australian bushfires since September.