NSW bushfires: homes feared lost in Blue Mountains fires near Sydney as extreme heat looms – live | Australia news

12.02am GMT00:02 According to Sky News, dozens of homes are feared lost near Mount Tomah, as a result of the Gospers Mountain fire. But assessment teams will only be sent once the area is deemed safe, which is not expected until later today at least. 11.51pm GMT23:51 In SA, it is already 35C in Ceduna […]

NSW fires: Morrison rejects calls for more firefighters as Sydney suffers under bushfire smoke haze – live | Australia news

3.02am GMT03:02 In the context of those health warnings we’ve just heard, here’s the Climate and Health Alliance – a coalition of healthcare stakeholders lobbying for climate change action as a health issued. Climate and Health Alliance (@healthy_climate) The climate crisis is making bushfires worse. The climate crisis is harming people’s health *right now*. Now […]

Private border wall construction continues despite court order | US news

The construction of a private border wall partially funded by rightwing allies of Donald Trump continued with vigor in south Texas this week, seemingly in blatant violation of a court injunction ordering work to be suspended. On Thursday and Friday, within three days of a temporary restraining order being issued, the Guardian found construction crews […]