Catastrophic bushfires have turned swathes of land into smouldering, blackened landscapes and destroyed an area about the size of the island of Ireland, according to official figures, with authorities warning the disaster still has weeks or months to run.
People are determined to keep going in the face of tragedy.
It's one of the largest in Australia's history.
Thousands of tourists fled Australia's wildfire-ravaged eastern coast Thursday ahead of worsening conditions
The footage was recorded as the flames moved in on the Australian firefighters.
Authorities suggest the blaze was started deliberately.
A brief period of milder conditions are giving South Australia's Country Fire Service a chance at bringing a 25,000-hectare blaze to heel.
Cudlee Creek: Koala gets a refreshing drink of water as wildfires rage
New South Wales where Sydney lies remains under a state of emergency as around 2000 firefighters struggle to limit around 100 wildfires.
But there's no way to put them out completely, only rain could do that.
Australia's most populous state of New South Wales declared a seven-day state of emergency Thursday as oppressive conditions fanned around 100 wildfires.
A woman rescued a badly burnt and wailing koala from an Australian bushfire on Tuesday (November 19)
The marsupial was spotted crossing a road amongst the flames near Long Flat in New South Wales
The fires have rekindled the debate about the climate crisis in the country, which is one of the world's largest exporters of coal.
A group of Brazilian indigenous people burned a tree and held banners outside the European Council in Brussels on Tuesday in a protest against fires in the Amazon forest
The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil clapped back, saying Greenpeace had 'misunderstood' its methods.
Forest fires struck in more European countries than ever before. Last year, wildfires destroyed nearly 178,000 hectares of land across the continent. That’s according to a new report by the EU Commission, which says it’s having to spend more to protect our countryside.
Wildfires are still raging in the Amazon rainforest. 12 million hectares have burnt so far, three times more than last year. In Bolivia, over 5,000 people are fighting the blaze, but it is still out of control. Euronews Aid Zone reporter Monica Pinna recently returned from the affected area.
The Amazon is on fire, and not only in Brazil. Since July, Bolivia has lost two million hectares of forest, pushing its government to call on the EU to step in.
For President Donald Trump, maintaining his personal friendship with Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro — another right-wing leader with authoritarian tendencies — is seemingly more important than leading the charge against the disaster unfolding in Brazil.
The EU is sending firefighters, drones and experts to help Bolivia fight forest fires
These past few weeks, the world’s eyes have been set on the fires ravaging the Amazon forest in Brazil and Bolivia.
Satellite images show all the area consumed by wildfires at tri-border area between Brazil, Bolivia, and Paraguay.
As wildfires continue to rage through the Amazon Pope Francis has called on people to pray for the "lungs of our planet"
Bolsonaro mobilizes Brazilian army to combat Amazon fires
Protesters from climate activist group Extinction Rebellion gathered at the Brazilian embassy in London on Friday (August 23) to call on Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro to protect the Amazon rainforest.
The Amazon absorbs more CO2 than it rejects and stores 90 to 140 billion metric tonnes of CO2, according to the WWF, which warned that "the release of even a portion of which would accelerate global warming significantly."
A NASA scientist has contradicted Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro over his defiance concerning fires raging in the Amazon rainforest using satellite images to back up his position.