Fires are burning across Queensland and New South Wales.
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Climate change makes every risk factor for major bushfires worse, which means massive, intense fires will only become more likely.
The aftermath of a bushfire at Holsworthy, New South Wales.
A startling phenomenon occurs after a fire tears through a landscape. So what is it in bushfires that gives plants this kiss of life?
Bushfires ravaged parts of central Queensland amid heatwaves in November 2018.
Australia's environment took a beating in 2018, as temperatures rose, rainfall declined, the health of rivers and ecosystems worsened, and floods, droughts and bushfires all took their toll.
Fire has burned through a swathe of the Tjoritja National Park.
Tasmania wasn't the only part of Australia that burned in January. The remote interior near Alice Springs saw a huge blaze, worsened by invasive buffel grass.
Without significant tree cover, dry and dusty landscapes can result.
A new petition is urging state and federal governments to rein in Australia's rampant land clearing, which worsens the risk of bushfires and threatens to undo the work of the Emissions Reduction Fund.
Without a solid national plan to confront climate threats, there’s plenty more hardship on the horizon.
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With heatwaves, droughts and fires all on the rise, the federal government is urged to merge its separate strategies on disaster resilience and climate readiness.
Victorian Governor Linda Dessau places a flower on a model of Victoria at a memorial service for the ten-year anniversary of the 2009 Victorian bushfires.
The Black Saturday fires transformed the way Australia responds to bushfires.
Treacherous bushfire conditions are predicted to grow even more frequent as the climate changes.
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Black Saturday in 2009 was Australia's worst bushfire tragedy. But climate projections predict more bushfire danger in the future, threatening our water supplies as well as homes.
We need to know we can handle whatever the climate throws at us.
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In the years after Black Saturday, climate adaptation research was in full swing, creating knowledge in how to deal with the risks. But a series of funding cuts have left this research in decline.
A burnt out property near Miena, Tasmania. The central Tasmanian house was fitted with roof sprinklers and surrounded by cleared land but succumbed to flying embers from bushfires.
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If you're preparing to defend your home from fire, be aware of the vulnerable parts of your house.
The Country Fire Authority was founded in 1944, almost five years after the Black Friday tragedy.
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Victoria's Country Fire Authority was founded in the aftermath of a previous bushfire tragedy – the 1939 Black Friday blazes. But its creation was a bigger political saga than many people realise.
Smoke billows from a massive bushfire in southern Tasmania.
Climate change is making Tasmania more vulnerable to brutal fire conditions.
Fires and logging changes forest soil structure for at least 30-80+ years, affecting everything from regrowth to carbon storage.
Fire danger conditions are worsening in many areas of Australia.
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Australia is facing an increase in extreme heat, fire danger weather, floods and marine heatwaves, according to the latest biennial snapshot from the Bureau of Meteorology and CSIRO.
Forest remains after bushfire, Icy Creek Victoria, 1939.
We should remember past disasters - such as the 1939 Black Friday bushfires in which 71 people died - and learn from them.
A firefighter in California. Firefighting is getting more and more expensive as fires get more destructive.
The California fires are just the most recent in a series of major wildfires. Together, they suggest we need to look at alternative ways of living with fire.
The Bureau of Meteorology’s tropical cyclone outlook is out today.
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Cyclone season approacheth, but this year there’s a twist.
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Australia must come to terms with some fundamental shifts in our weather patterns. This month, Andrew Watkins from the BOM and climate scientist Joelle Gergis explore what's in store.
It’s unlikely NSW will get the sustained rain needed to break the drought.
A new outlook from the Bureau of Meteorology forecasts a dry, warm spring – and not the sustained rain we need.
A real fire in southern New South Wales - not to be confused with the metaphorical one in the halls of Canberra.
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With New South Wales suffering winter bushfires and temperature records tumbling around the globe, our leaders in Canberra have picked a bad time to jettison climate policy in favour of political bickering.
Fires burning in NSW are harbingers of what’s to come.
The same day all of New South Wales was declared in drought, the state's Rural Fire Service issued its earliest ever total fire bans.