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The town of Dunalley in south-eastern Tasmania was ravaged by bushfires. AAP

A history of vulnerability: putting Tasmania’s bushfires in perspective

Once again, bushfires are laying waste to Australian homes and communities, this time in Tasmania, with reports of 65 or more properties destroyed in Dunalley alone. Fire emergency services in other states…
Judge Marco Billi reads the sentence of the seven defendants in the trial ‘Major Risks’ in L'Aquila, Italy, 22 October 2012. Six scientists and a government official were sentenced to six years in prison for manslaughter by an Italian court on for failing to give adequate warning of an earthquake that killed more than 300 people in L'Aquila in 2009. EPA/CLAUDIO LATTANZIO

Researchers alarmed by jail sentence for Italian scientists

Researchers worldwide have condemned an Italian court’s judgement that six scientists and a government official are guilty…

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