Residents defend a property from a bushfire at Hillsville near Taree,  north of Sydney. Photograph: Peter Parks/ AFP

More than 100 fires are raging across Australia’s east coast on Tuesday with dozens of them running out of control. At least 170 houses have been des(...)

A resident puts out small fires as he rides his motorcycle in Old Bar, New South Wales, Australia on November 10th.  Photograph: Darren Pateman/EPA

Here in Australia we are still three weeks shy of summer but our bushfire season has well and truly kicked off with a vengeance. Fires that started i(...)

A dehydrated and injured Koala receives treatment at the Port Macquarie Koala Hospital in New South Wales.  Photograph: Saeed Khan/AFP via Getty Images

Bushfires have wiped out about half of the koalas living on a coastal reserve in New South Wales, experts estimated on Friday, as a record number of i(...)