Finally, some wholesome, good news for 2020.
"The fire may pose a threat to lives directly in its path."
As scores of koalas battle to recover from Australia's destructive fires, hopeful stories of survivors are emerging.
The $1,450 vessel was taken from Crowdy Bay National Park in New South Wales.
The firefighters had been flown into Australia as part of an international effort to tackle the devastating bushfires.
Keepers at the Australian Reptile Park were forced to beat crocodiles back with brooms as the deluge flooded their enclosure.
The moment was captured on Kangaroo Island, which one shaken rescuer said has "bodies of charred animals as far as the eye can see.”
Conservation dogs are being used to sniff out injured koalas as the devastating bushfires continue in Australia. Taylor, a four-year-old Springer Spaniel has been trained to sniff out their fur and their scats. Over 30,000 koalas died in the fires on Kangaroo Island alone. The World Wide fund for Nature estimates that 1.25 billion animals have been killed in the fires.
Wollemi pines have ancestors dating back 200 million years.
With countries around the world continually beating their own records for both heat and rainfall year on year, extreme weather is becoming more common. Now, as the planet heats up, natural disasters are on the rise. We have seen events from wildfires to hurricanes increasing in frequency and intensity, but how exactly can our changing climate have an effect on natural disasters?