Photo of the Agincourt Reef

Great Barrier Reef Enters Crucial Period in Coral Bleaching

CANBERRA, Australia — The Great Barrier Reef is facing a critical period of heat stress over the coming weeks following the most widespread coral bleaching the natural wonder has ever endured, scientists said Friday. “The forecasts ... indicate that we can ...
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California Firefighters Return From Battling Australia Fires

LOS ANGELES — Twenty firefighters from California returned to the United States on Wednesday after spending nearly a month battling wildfires in Australia. The firefighters based at Angeles National Forest arrived at Los Angeles International Airport and we...

Fires Set Stage for Irreversible Forest Losses in Australia

Australia’s forests are burning at a rate unmatched in modern times and scientists say the landscape is being permanently altered as a warming climate brings profound changes to the island continent. Heat waves and drought have fueled bigger and more freque...