Asia Pacific

Heavy rains lash Australia, flooding fire-ravaged areas

Huge dust storm hits parts of New South Wales as thunderstorms are forecast across Australia.

Asia Pacific

Australian gov't grants drive raft of start-ups for disabled

Funded by taxpayers, $15bn disability scheme allows advocates to use technology to design services and apps needed.

Environment

Australia's platypus under threat from climate change

The platypus has disappeared from as much as 40 percent of its historical range due to changes wrought by humans.

Australia's platypus under threat from climate change

Asia Pacific

End of the library fine: Australian initiative catching on

Many Australian libraries have decided to scrap the fines, libraries around the world have taken notice.

Asia Pacific

Severe floods in Australia after devastating bushfires

Heavy rain has soaked coastal areas of Queensland and New South Wales over the last few days.

Environment

Why are people lying about Australia's bushfires?

Fake news, disinformation and conspiracy theories abound as fires rage.

Why are people lying about Australia's bushfires?

Asia Pacific

Australian bushfires: Blazes taking toll on economy

Years of work up in flames - counting the economic cost of Australia's unprecedented bushfire season.

Environment

How Australia's Indigenous people can help the country fight fire

Fire plays a central role in indigenous life and could hold the key to better management of bushfires in Australia.

How Australia's Indigenous people can help the country fight fire

Climate Change

Extreme weather: More severe events on the way, UN says

Scientists warn the world will increasingly face more extreme weather events in 2020 like the Australian bushfires.

2019 second hottest year in warmest-ever decade: UN

Al Jazeera World

Arabs Abroad: The Paralympian and the Bone Maker

The Moroccan Paralympic marathon medallist and the pioneering Jordanian designer of 3D bone implants.

Environment

Melbourne chokes amid warning gigantic fires could become routine

Scientists say severity of fires in Australia and elsewhere will only be reduced with efforts to reduce global warming.

Melbourne chokes amid warning gigantic fires could become routine

Science & Technology

Stardust: Oldest material on Earth found inside meteorite

Stardust found to be as old as 7 billion years, and provides evidence about the way stars were formed in our galaxy.

Stardust: Oldest material on Earth found inside meteorite

Asia Pacific

Australia’s bushfires devastate native wildlife population

Bushfires have burned through millions of hectares of land, destroying the habitats of many native animals.

AJ Impact

Siemens stands by Australia coal project despite criticisms

Environment campaigner urges Siemens to 'choose the right side of history', but company says it must honour commitments.

Siemens stands by Australia coal project despite criticisms

Environment

Australian prime minister's approval rating singed by bushfires

Scott Morrison has come under attack for being slow to respond to the crisis, even taking a holiday as Australia burned.

Australian prime minister's approval rating singed by bushfires