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MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Fears of disruption to the Australian Open from bushfire smoke receded on Saturday but some players were clearly concerned about the conditions their colleagues were forced to play in earlier in the week. FILE PHOTO: Tennis – Australian Open Previews – Melbourne, Australia – January 16, 2020 General view of flags infront
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LAUSANNE, Switzerland (Reuters) – Swedish activist Greta Thunberg and a crowd of some 10,000 protesters marched in the Swiss city of Lausanne on Friday before many of them head to Davos next week to challenge political and business leaders to combat the climate crisis. The 17-year-old, who launched the #FridaysforFuture movement that has sparked global
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SYDNEY (Reuters) – Taylor, a 4-year-old English springer spaniel, has been among the hard working rescuers during Australia’s bushfire crisis. Animal trainer Ryan Tate hugs Taylor, a koala detection dog, at bushfire-affected Taree, New South Wales, Australia, November 19, 2019, in this picture courtesy of Tate Animal Training Enterprises. Picture taken November 19, 2019. Tate
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A helicopter hovers overhead as a specialist team of remote-area firefighters and parks staff inspect the endangered Wollemi Pines for bushfire damage at Wollemi National Park, New South Wales, Australia mid-January 2020. NSW NPWS/Handout via REUTERS SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australia’s Wollemi Pines survived the dinosaurs, and now firefighters have nursed them through the country’s worst
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SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australia on Tuesday urged international tourists to put aside concerns about raging bushfires after the United States downgraded a travel warning, even as thick smoke disrupted preparations for the Australian Open in Melbourne. FILE PHOTO: Burnt trees are seen in Mallacoota, Victoria, Australia January 10, 2020. REUTERS/Tracey Nearmy Australia is experiencing one
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(Reuters) – U.S. coal-fired power plants shut down at the second-fastest pace on record in 2019, despite President Donald Trump’s efforts to prop up the industry, according to data from the federal government and Thomson Reuters. FILE PHOTO: A fence closes off the closed coal-fired Somerset power plant in Somerset, Massachusetts, U.S., June 7, 2017.
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SYDNEY (Reuters) – Bushfire conditions eased in Australia on Saturday after a grueling night for firefighters, with authorities saying they expect at least a week of milder weather in which to step up defenses against the huge blazes still burning. Cooler temperatures and rainfall had eased conditions after Friday’s strong southerly wind change that packed
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MERIMBULA/SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australian authorities urged another mass evacuation across the country’s heavily populated southeast on Thursday as a return of hot weather fanned huge bushfires threatening several towns and communities. Smoke and haze over mountains are seen from a No 11 Squadron P-8A Poseidon conducting damage assessment and surveillance in the bushfire-affected area near
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