Firefighters Gain Upper Hand over New Zealand Wildfires; Evacuees Return Home

Article 0 Comments About 3,000 people who fled as a wildfire threatened a New Zealand town were allowed to return home Monday [Feb. 11] as firefighting conditions improved. Another 400 residents living in valleys near the fire aren’t yet able to return, although officials hope they will be able to […]

Australia Sweltered in January Through Hottest Month on Record

Article 0 Comments Australia sweltered through its hottest month on record in January and the summer of extremes continued with wildfires razing the drought-parched south and flooding in expanses of the tropical north. Australia’s Bureau of Meteorology confirmed the January record on Friday as parts of the northern hemisphere had […]