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CBS News 31 Jan 2020

Heat wave threatens to reignite Australia bushfires


Firefighters in Australia are on high alert as the country braces for another heat wave. Scorching temperatures mixed with high winds threaten to reignite wildfires in New South Wales.

A new video by TIME shows a koala injured in the bushfires that have ravaged Australia in recent months receiving treatment at a local rescue hospital. Though it is uncertain when he can return to the wild.
Parts of eastern Australia are under water after a massive rainstorm caused flooding. Fire officials say the deluge has helped tamp out wildfires in the region. Charlotte Goodlet of Australia's Network 10 reports from Sydney.
A new study by a group of leading climate scientists analyzes the impact of climate change on this year's devastating fire season in Australia, and concludes that it made conditions significantly worse. CBS News meteorologist and climate specialist Jeff Berardelli joins CBSN to explain the findings.
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