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BATEMANS BAY, Australia/MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Tens of thousands of holiday makers fled seaside towns on Australia’s east coast on Thursday as bushfires approached, and military ships and helicopters began rescuing thousands more trapped by the blazes. Fueled by searing temperatures and high winds, more than 200 fires are burning across the southeastern states of New
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SYDNEY (Reuters) – Authorities declared a state of emergency across a broad swath of Australia’s east coast on Monday, urging residents in high risk areas to evacuate ahead of looming “catastrophic” fire conditions. The Sydney Opera House is seen through smoke from bushfires in Sydney, Australia, November 11, 2019. REUTERS/Stephen Coates Bushfires burning across New
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Florida State fired embattled coach Willie Taggart on Sunday less than two years after hiring him to replace Jimbo Fisher. Nov 2, 2019; Tallahassee, FL, USA; Florida State Seminoles head coach Willie Taggart during the game against the Miami Hurricanes at Doak Campbell Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Melina Myers-USA TODAY Sports The Seminoles are just 4-5
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Wind-driven wildfires burned largely uncontrolled in tinder-dry California early on Tuesday, as firefighters battled blazes threatening thousands of homes in a race against time with even stronger gusts expected later. An air tanker is seen through high voltage transmission lines in Geyserville, California, U.S. October 28, 2019. REUTERS/Stephen Lam Thousands of
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – California Governor Gavin Newsom called a widespread electricity shutdown triggered by a power company to prevent wildfires “unacceptable”, as gale-force winds and dry weather posed a critical fire threat to the north of the state. Pacific Gas and Electric Co (PG&E) has imposed unprecedented shut-offs that left more than 730,000 homes
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SANTA CRUZ, Bolivia (Reuters) – Forest fires that swept across Bolivia and Brazil this year could disrupt rainfall distribution across South America’s grains-and-beef producing regions in unpredictable ways for years to come, a scientist and meteorologist said. Recent rains in both countries have helped put out the wildfires, which were likely started by farmers and
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People attend a town council to demand Bolivian President Evo Morales’ government enact laws to protect the environment, and national forest reserves and to defend a referendum aimed at blocking Morales from reelection, in Santa Cruz, Bolivia October 4, 2019. The sign reads, “Evo even the dead told you no”. REUTERS/Rodrigo Urzagasti SANTA CRUZ DE
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BRASILIA (Reuters) – The number of fires in Brazil’s Amazon rainforest has receded, falling 36% in September from August to well below a 20-year historic average for the month, amid improved weather conditions and containment efforts by the country’s military. Brazilian Institute for the Environment and Renewable Natural Resources (IBAMA) fire brigade members attempt to
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(Reuters) – U.S. presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren’s campaign has fired a senior staff member following complaints of “inappropriate behavior,” a campaign spokeswoman said on Friday. Kristen Orthman said the campaign’s leadership had received multiple complaints over the past two weeks about Richard McDaniel, Warren’s national organizing director, and hired outside counsel to investigate. “The campaign
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