We can manage the risks from bushfires far more effectively if we look at the ways different plant species control the the way the fires burn.
2015 was the world's hottest year on record. The US State of the Climate report has rounded up the litany of temperature and other records that were broken all over the globe.
From floods to drought, fire to famine, the 2015-16 El Nino has had a global impact.
Victoria's volcanic plains offer fertile ground for grasslands teeming with wildflowers. But that same fertility has also made the plains a tempting target for grazers and growers, and developers too.
The alpine landscapes of Australia's southeast and Tasmania are home to hundreds of rare plants and animals. They're healthy for now, but need careful looking after.
Wildfire makes up about 4% of the greenhouse gases added to the atmosphere each year.
How well does the 'smart' city respond to the devastating scale and impact of urban heat threats such as bushfires and heatwaves?
You might think having trees around your home is the worst idea during a bushfire, but some plants can actually help repel fire.
Tasmania's bushfires have hurt not only the state's forests, but also the honey industry that depends on access to the region's unique trees.
European invasion completely disrupted the way aboriginal Australians managed fire. Learning from Australia's first people could help us fight fires in the future.
South west Australia is home to an astonishing number of plants and some of the country's weirdest wildlife. Now we need to protect it.
Every year homes are lost in bushfires. But what if we build our houses to withstand fire?
Recent bushfires have not just destroyed human lives and property, but pushed some species further down the path to extinction.
New data analysis shows bushfires have increased by 40% in the past five years.
CSIRO's climate science has contributed a number of important, and unexpected, findings.
Bushfires are an integral part of the Australian landscape and psyche. These awesome forces are part of the cycle of renewal, but how can art help us come to terms with increasingly destructive fires?
Fires in Tasmania have burnt thousands of hectares of wilderness. Other remote fires it's better to put them out quickly.
Bushfires are threatening Tasmania's World Heritage area and ancient plants, warning us of a possible future under climate change.
Australia is the land of drought of flooding rains, driven by events such as El Nino. But despite this variability, some parts of Australia are clearly drying out.
The Christmas Day fires that struck the Victorian town of Wye River are an example of how to get emergency responses right.