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You can volunteer in Australia and help hundreds of animals

You can volunteer in Australia and help hundreds of animals 94
An anonymous hero rescues a koala from the flames in Australia.

Australia has been plagued by voracious and unstoppable fires since September 2019. Thousands of firefighters try to stop the progress of the flames and other volunteers are collaborating with the emergency, helping thousands of people and saving animals from a painful death. You can be one of them!

Australia now needs everyone’s help. Whatever the cause of the fires, the situation has gone out of control and is leading the country to a catastrophic situation.

More than 10 million hectares have been devastated by fire, it is estimated that more than one billion animals have died directly and indirectly from forest fires and more than 20 people have died.

Many of us tweet or share the news about the tragedy in Australia, and this is a way to help, informing the population of the real problem; But there is another way to help that might interest you.

Help victims in Australia from abroad

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You can help from wherever you are

If you have the financial means to help, you could make donations to various institutions that are in aid work in Australia.

  • NSW Rural Fire Service: The Rural Fire Service allows donations to the organization or to specific brigades. The options for help are bank transfer, credit card or check.
  • Queensland Fire and Rescue: It is a fire and rescue service in the Queensland area. Donations are possible on its website.
  • Western Australia: You can also send your donation to the Western state of Australia.
  • Australia Red Cross: You can collaborate with a help for this organization.
  • The Salvation Army Australia: Salvation Army Emergency Services (SAES) teams are responding to the devastating wildfires in Australia.

The Department of Fire / Emergency Service Australia has a list of other organizations to which you can send a donation.

Volunteer in Australia

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You can volunteer in Australia

If you have enough means to go to Australia and volunteer, although not necessarily in fire-affected areas, you can take a look at the following options:

  • Volunteering Australia: It is a national body that allows you to volunteer in Australia. Its website contains a lot of information on how to volunteer. In addition, on its website you can search for several program options that interest you most through keywords, location, duration, etc.
  • Koala Hospital: Do you want to help the Koalas fire survivors? This is a very famous international volunteer program in the country. For a month you could volunteer at Koala Hospital, learning and collaborating with all activities related to the care and welfare of these noble animals.
  • Australia Red Cross: The Australian Red Cross organization needs your help, and if you have basic knowledge in these tasks, you could be very supportive! Check out the different options published on their website.
  • Palms: If your thing is to help people and you have great charisma, this is your volunteer program. Palms is a global volunteer program, which allows working with a community with the objective of developing the skills of the local population.

Adopt a Koala

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You can adopt a koala

You also have the option of adopting a koala and providing financial assistance to ensure your future.

  • Australian Koala Foundation: This organization works exclusively for the conservation of koalas. Through this organization you can donate money, buy products for animals that still survive and even plant a eucalyptus tree from a distance. You can also adopt a koala and ensure its survival. On the website of Australian Koala Foundation You will find a list of names with the image of each one to choose the koala you want to help.
  • Friends of the Koala: This nonprofit organization offers an adoption package for one year that you could choose. For 365 days you will help cover the treatment of rescued koalas and finally be released back to nature, while possible.
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You can support the work of firefighters in Australia

And if what you want is to make a donation directly to a fundraiser with the aim of fighting fires, an example is Light Blue Barber. She has provided substantial assistance to the Rural Fire Service of NSW (New South Wales) to help stop the spread of fire. In just 5 days, he has already raised more than 27 million euros. It should be noted that the amount is free.

These are some ways to help in the disaster Australia is experiencing. You can select the one that is within your reach and support in stopping fires and improving the situation of victims and people.


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Polar vortex: “wild” winter is coming in the US, Northern Europe and East Asia after the 16th of January

Polar vortex: "wild" winter is coming in the US, Northern Europe and East Asia after the 16th of January 103

In the upper atmosphere above the North Pole, experts saw a rapidly swirling vortex of cold air that could bring severe frosts to the United States, Northern Europe and East Asia. Serious cold snap and snowy weather are expected after January the 16th.

Snowfalls and a cold snap hit South Korea since the start of 2021, hitting historic snow maximums and temperatures. In the country, for the first time since 1964, television and newer communications are sending people cold snap warnings:

The situation is similar in Japan, where a new snow storm hit historic highs:

On January 7, the thermometer In Beijing dropped to -20 degrees Celsius, breaking the 1966 record. In other regions of China, the temperature is also not sugar, and you can only move around in special uniforms:

The cold even reached Taiwan, where the temperature in some areas dropped below freezing point, snow poured down and people realized that rice terraces can be used as a ski jump:

Even more snow went to Spain, where on January 6, 2021, a temperature of -34.1 ° C was recorded – the lowest on record. After that, a snow storm hit the country, which has not been seen for 80 years:

The same thing happens in Canada and in the northern states of the United States:

It seems that after a stratospheric warming, the subpolar vortex began to split:

The vortex itself is a standard phenomenon. However, this time experts were surprised at his movement. It is possible that in the near future it will be divided into two parts. 

Scientists associate the strange behavior with the changed climate in the Arctic, which has become warmer. From September to December, the amount of ice cover decreased significantly.

The polar vortex is a low-pressure region located in the stratosphere and filled with cold air. When the jet stream of air that holds the vortex weakens, the low pressure area moves south. 

As the ice shrinks, more moisture will move inland. It will turn to snow, so snowfalls are expected. Snow, in turn, reflects heat, leading to a cold snap.

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Hospital in Naples was evacuated after a new, huge sinkhole appeared

Hospital in Naples was evacuated after a new, huge sinkhole appeared 104

Eyewitnesses said they heard a loud crash at dawn when a huge hole in the ground formed outside the Ponticelli Ospedale del Mare hospital in eastern Naples.

Early in the morning of January 8, 2021, a sinkhole occurred in the parking lot of a clinic in Naples. The depth of the formed cavity is about 20 meters, the total area of ​​the hole is about 2,000 square meters.

No casualties were found at the scene; firefighters say the sinkhole “affected an area of ​​about 500 square meters” and engulfed several cars parked near the hospital.

As the press writes and as a little can be seen from the videos, rescuers and firefighters were running around the pit together with the governor of the area.  But who should be there in the forefront are Italian geologists, since Naples stands in the very center of the volcanic system known as the Phlegrean Fields.

If the surface collapsed, moreover – the surface reinforced with concrete and reinforced from below with some kind of communications, then we are talking about serious soil deformations caused by the activity of magma.

Italy has been in doubt since the summer of 2020, because swarms were observed there in very atypical places in May, and according to the forecasts of old Italian seismologists, who had witnessed many strong earthquakes, it should have boomed in the August region.

Fortunately, nothing bad happened to Italy and there was no big earthquake. But, since there are swarms, it means that something is being prepared, the magma is gathering strength. 

Following this particular sinkhole event – an obvious sign that a major earthquake in Italy is already very close.

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A new great pandemic cycle has begun (again) in China

A new great pandemic cycle has begun (again) in China 105

In the first months of 2020, the whole world with a certain fright followed the events unfolding in China, where people fell on the streets during the day and astronauts wandered, and in the evening crematoria began to smoke. And now, with the onset of December, the cycle seems to be repeating itself.

Shunyi area in Beijing, where the authorities announced “wartime status” the day before. As you can see in the videos, thousands of people are lined up in the queue for mandatory testing:

Dalian city, where “wartime” is also declared. Neighborhoods are blockaded, people are walled up in entrances, familiar characters of George Lucas roam the streets:

Chinese ‘rescuers’, before performing a combat mission:

Chengdu City:

Daluo Port, Yunnan – tourists came for adventure and they received the ‘time of their life’ after leaving the ramp:

If something happens in Beijing, it does not mean that tomorrow the same will happen everywhere. However, the trend towards such dynamics is observed and, as the practice of the first wave of the pandemic has shown, all countries and people, to one degree or another, have taken into account the ‘Chinese experience’. 

Therefore, one must think that everything will now be in peace, as in spring – a new global round of the fight against the Covid has begun in China, a new great pandemic cycle!

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