Resident Michelle Gatt says the smoke and falling ash from the 45-day fire in the Hazelwood coal mine left her constantly coughing and without a voice.
MORNING BRIEFING: The average petrol price in Sydney is expected to jump to $1.66 by Thursday — the highest level in more than a decade — while a man dies in a house fire in Sydney’s west.
The operators of Hazelwood Power Station should have been better prepared for a blaze in its open-cut brown coal mine that burned for 45 days five years ago, a court hears.
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro criticises international concern for the Amazon rainforest as being fuelled by interest in the region’s biodiversity and mineral wealth.
Volunteer firefighters in central Queensland say the bureaucracy involved in fighting a bushfire has reached dangerous levels.
Skies turn to what’s described as post-apocalyptic blood red in parts of Indonesia because of a widespread forest fire which continues to burn.
Melbourne residents are told to “avoid contact with the water” after Stony Creek, contaminated by chemicals last year, starts running red over the weekend.
As thick plumes of smoke blanketed Brazil’s most populous city, global attention turned to the Amazon rainforest. But one month on, the fires are still burning.
Farmers struggling to cope with drought are desperate for rain, but in northern New South Wales they are instead hit by a severe hailstorm, wiping out a number of crops.
What happens when climate change causes extreme events to become chronic, potentially rendering some communities unviable? Tony Matthews investigates.