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Shark Bay Iluka in New South Wales, Australia.

Photos show how life is returning to Australian forests that were devastated by wildfires

From plants to animals, photos show how budding life is returning to the scorched region.
Global average temperatures from 2015 to 2019, as compared to a baseline average from 1951 to 1980.

The US saw 14 billion-dollar disasters in 2019 — the world’s second-hottest year ever

"The decade that just ended is clearly the warmest decade on record," NASA scientist Gavin Schmidt said.

3 graphics reveal the unimaginable scale of Australia’s fires

Australia is in the midst of its worst wildfire season in history. The smoke plume from the blazes stretches 1.3 billion acres.
The Himawari-8 satellite's view of the Australian bushfires and smoke clouds on January 2.

Stunning images from space reveal the shocking extent of Australia’s bushfire crisis

Australia's fires have lasted for months, burned millions of acres, and belched out a smoke plume that could cover half of Europe.
Australian wildfires have destroyed up to 30% of koalas' native habitat.

Photos of a koala hospital in Australia show just how devastating recent bushfires have been for the iconic marsupial

Bushfires have decimated Australia's koalas. One hospital in New South Wales is doing all it can to save them.
Paradise, California, before and after the deadly Camp Fire.

Stunning images from space show how wars, fires, and floods changed our world over the last decade

Some of the decade's most important events were documented in remarkably detailed images from orbiting space satellites.

Australia’s Prime Minister is sorry he went on vacation to Hawaii amid his country’s wildfire crisis

Scott Morrison apologised for causing "great anxiety" for taking a trip while three Australian states have been engulfed in bushfires.
A seagull perches on a sign as a ferry can be seen through smoke haze from bushfires, in Sydney, Australia, December 10, 2019.

Sydney looks like a smoke-drenched apocalyptic nightmare. It’s all because of a ‘perfect storm’ of factors.

The current period of poor air quality in New South Wales is both the "longest" and "most widespread" on record.
A homeless man in San Francisco holds a sign asking for spare change.

San Francisco has turned into a nightmare. Here’s how to fix the city in the next 10 years.

San Francisco is transforming into a city that only the wealthy few can afford. The next decade could be a defining period in its history.

Heat waves and floods shattered records. Fires ravaged the Arctic and the Amazon. This was the climate crisis in 2019.

Here's how climate change drove record-breaking extreme weather this year, as Arctic sea ice reached new lows as carbon emissions reached new highs.