Environment

Bat invasion in Australia town prompts closures, protests: ‘Kids are locked indoors’ – National

An estimated 150,000 flying fox bats have swooped into an Australian community, prompting some outdoor pools and parks to close. READ MORE: Bat colony now part of Saskatoon’s Mayfair neighbourhood Residents of Charles Towers say they’re scared to go outside, according to a Facebook group created to “help fight to …

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Fresh California wildfires engulf San Diego area – National

FALLBROOK, Calif. – Retirement communities built on golf courses, semi-rural race horse stables and other usually serene sites were engulfed by flames as the San Diego area became the latest front in California’s wildfire fight. The fire broke out Thursday amid dry, hot, windy conditions across the region that would …

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California Wildfires: officials warn residents to be ‘ready to go’ as blaze continues – National

Fanned by gusting winds, wildfires raged in densely populated Southern California for a fourth day on Thursday, with a new blaze north of San Diego exploding in size in just a few hours and dangerous conditions forecast until Sunday. The blazes destroyed hundreds of houses and forced many Los Angeles-area schools …

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California wildfires: Frantic man stops on highway, rescues wild rabbit from flames – National

A frantic man managed to coax a wild rabbit to safety as flames from California’s devastating wildfires threatened a highway in the Los Angeles area Wednesday. Video shows the panicked man, wearing only shorts, shoes and a hoodie, chasing the small rabbit along the side of a highway before the …

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California wildfires: Here’s what you need to know about infernos engulfing Los Angeles area – National

Raging wildfires continued to rip across southern California Wednesday, forcing nearly 200,000 people to flee their homes and torching more than 20,000 hectares around the Los Angeles area. The largest and most destructive of the fires, dubbed Thomas Fire, is a massive 220-square kilometre wildfire in Ventura County northwest of …

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