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  • Today's show covers news from land and sea.

  • I'm Coral, Jesus.

  • We're happy you've tuned in to watch.

  • As parts of the United States saw near record cold this week, parts of Australia have been sweltering under record breaking heat.

  • And that's a concern as the nation's bushfire season heats up.

  • Wildfires air common in Australia, especially during the summer, which just began there.

  • But it's 2019 2020.

  • Bushfire season was its worst on record, And that's why people inside and outside of Australia are keeping a close eye on Fraser Island, a strip of land off the country's east coast that's about 75 miles long and 15 miles wide.

  • An illegal campfire there sparked a wild fire that's been burning out of control for a month and a half.

  • Firefighters have been doing all they can to stop it, sometimes dropping water on it from the air.

  • But strong winds and a heat wave that hit Fraser Island this week had threatened.

  • To make matters worse.

  • It's the world's largest sand island, the only one with a tall rain forest that grows on sand and a popular vacation destination.

  • But Fraser Island is being scorched some of the people there have been told to get off the island.

  • And given what happened in other parts of Australia last year of this time, residents are hoping Fraser Island isn't a sign of things to come.

  • The view from above shows a haze blanketing forests Ah wall of smoke from land Ocean, Australia's famous holiday destination, is up in flames as the bushfire on Fraser Island rages on for the sixth straight week.

  • Fire fighters have been unable to control the blaze, closing in on attractions and resorts, forcing tourists and staff to evacuate.

  • Authorities say the flames have raised nearly half the island's land area, consuming the unique ecosystem off a UNESCO World Heritage site.

  • Officials predict the fire will only get worse.

  • The hottest November on record has left parts of Australia ready to burn smaller fires during New South Wales, already threatening some neighborhoods.

  • Three conditions air on Imus Lee, similar to those leading up to last season's bushfires, now dubbed the Black Summer fires that began in late 2019 burned nearly 12 million hectares nationwide, killing at least 33 people as well as an estimated one billion animals.

  • It was Australia's worst fire season on record, and officials say it's likely to happen again.

  • The community out there unfortunately thinks that after the last season, we were not at risk off bushfire.

  • Reality is, 90% of the state is still untouched by bushfire.

  • That means that 90% of the landmass across New South Wales eyes potentially exposed to the sort of bushfire threat that we saw last year.

  • 12th trivia.

  • What is the most widely consumed seafood in the U.

  • S.

  • Salmon, crab, shrimp or tuna salmon?

  • Maybe the most widely consumed fish that Americans eat more shrimp than any other seafood shipping out to sea for our next couple stories, we mentioned on Monday that as many as 50 million Americans are estimated to have been food insecure in 2020.

  • That estimate comes from feeding America, the nation's largest hunger relief group, and food insecurity is generally defined as not being able to reliably get enough healthy food, often because there's not enough money for it.

  • A government stimulus package signed earlier this year set aside hundreds of millions of dollars to help food banks get groceries to people in need, and some of those banks are finding ways to help those who produce our food as well.

  • The seafood market changed dramatically with Cove in 19.

  • Now nonprofits are partnering with local fishermen to keep them fishing and to put healthy food on the tables of those in need.

  • Restaurants across California are closing or operating at low capacity, and the demand for seafood has dropped.

  • Prior to Cove it it was estimated that somewhere around 90% of seafood was being consumed in restaurants and being exported.

  • And basically overnight, those markets shut down.

  • Monterey Bay fishermen say their main buyers are Japan and high end restaurants in San Francisco and San Jose, and neither are buying driving down the price of their catch.

  • We're just selling as much as we can, domestic and local.

  • But even then there's fish left on the table at the end of the month to get that fish to people's kitchens.

  • Monterey Bay Fisheries Trust is leveraging a $50,000 grant from East Coast nonprofit catch together to pay fishermen to do their job and then give the seafood to emergency food relief programs like the Food Bank for Monterey County and Paro Valley loaves and fishes.

  • I think what's unique about this program is that it's connecting.

  • You know, the need for food, which is, you know, significant.

  • Right now, um, with a lot of fishermen who are ready and willing and able to go out there and catch fish and and provide that to our communities.

  • The program is keeping the boats running and the wholesalers processing Ah, partnership that local fishermen hope extends beyond the pandemic.

  • Factoring into our next story is what the U.

  • S Coast Guard describes as the bond among Mariners.

  • Last Friday, a man named Stuart be set sail on his 32 ft boat, the stingray.

  • A member of his marina, says B doesn't usually stay out overnight, so the Coast Guard was called when he wasn't back on Saturday.

  • It sent out an air crew to look for B, and it notified nearby ships to keep a NI out as well.

  • One of them saved bees life, You know, the world's most interesting man.

  • I'm just the opposite, but he sure has a fascinating story to tell.

  • Sleeping a water came gushing in pushing me up to the front.

  • That was Friday, some 86 miles off of Florida's coast.

  • 62 year old Stewart, be alone on his boat, says he did not even have time to send out a distress signal.

  • He climbed on top of the bow.

  • The Onley, part of his vessel still above water from there, were always thinking This'll is very bad.

  • There's no one around.

  • Stewart be clinged onto his capsized boat for more than two days before he was rescued by an angel of sorts.

  • I took my shirt off suede that several times he blew his horn.

  • I figured that was a signal that they were on watch and they saw a 738 ft shipping.

  • Both the Angelus, carrying a load of Chiquita bananas from Florida to Delaware, spotted the distressed voter.

  • Hi.

  • Good morning.

  • This is, uh, motor vessel Angelus of relieved be then plucked from the ocean.

  • We need just rescue one person from capsizing boat.

  • You are.

  • You are?

  • Yes, sir.

  • That is the gentleman that we've been looking for.

  • That is the gentleman we've been looking for.

  • Thank you.

  • The captain then notifying the Coast Guard they would continue on their way with their new passenger to the port in Wilmington by clue is taking care of him.

  • Give him some blankets.

  • And, uh, some, uh, dry clothes are very happy people.

  • Yeah, thank you so much Alive.

  • And of course, so is Stewart.

  • Who says his trip here to Wilmington was better than even the most opulent cruise.

  • These guys just the nicest people level 30 18, 25.

  • Joel Poinsett became the first U S ambassador to Mexico.

  • He was not a popular figure with the Mexican government, but he did bring something back from Mexico that became a popular symbol of the Christmas season.

  • Who would have thought a poinsettia would ever get this big?

  • If 2020 has you seeing Red, Take heart.

  • That piddly Point Setia from the grocery store.

  • I'm about 6 ft one can end up man size.

  • Just ask Mike and his wife, Joanne Hill getting bigger and bigger and bigger.

  • The thing just exploded.

  • But before we get any further, let's clear up.

  • One thing I grew up saying points that at the giant Ponsetto Poinsettia Point Sita, that's what's so great about poinsettias.

  • Poinsettia.

  • Either way is acceptable.

  • Poinsettia seems slightly preferred, but however you pronounce it.

  • This was a little little half dead plant for Maxie.

  • Look at it from a grocery store in Quebec three years ago.

  • To this, Joanne says, Mike is the one with a green thumb.

  • I killed cat tie.

  • Mike took the measly points Syria outside during the warm months and re planted it in a huge pot.

  • They are considered shrubs or small trees and could grow as tall as 13 ft.

  • You say poinsettia, I say.

  • Point set.

  • In the holiday season, few plants a better for point, setting the scene with shades of red and green.

  • They plant Christmas cheer, leaving it to be seen with the holly and the ivy.

  • It's worth all the toil to splurge upon icebergs.

  • That's a gift from the soil plant puns.

  • I hope they take root.

  • And speaking of route, we're rooting for the Chargers of Suncoast High School.

  • We see you guys at Riviera Beach, Florida, and we thank you for your comments on our YouTube channel.

  • I'm Carla Zeus for CNN.

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