There's logic in burying carcasses as they can harbour nasty diseases, but they also help landscapes recover from fire.
Bushfire smoke accumulating over Australian cities contains a complex chemical mix which does all sorts of things to the human body.
Artists and entertainers have raised millions of dollars for the current bushfire crisis – so why are they still at the receiving end of so much criticism and so little funding and support?
I saw the performance the first day the smoke was clearing. We need connection to find a way forward; I found it in the theatre.
The latest bushfires cannot be compared to Ash Wednesday or Black Saturday. Our nation's fire history is being rewritten.
Once you include insects, snails, worms and other small creatures, it's clear the fires could cause one of the biggest extinction events of the modern era.
If the aim is to minimise the number of buildings damaged or destroyed in extreme fire events, Australia's building regulations are clearly inadequate. But that's not their aim.
Fire debris flowing into Murray-Darling Basin will exacerbate the risk of fish and other aquatic life dying en masse in a repeat of the shocking fish kills of last summer.
There is an obvious point upon which the LNP, Labor and Greens might agree to move policy forward: the national 'cap and trade' emissions trading system proposed by John Howard in 2007.
This is not the first time Australia's major cities have been shrouded in bushfire smoke. But this time, the culprits must held to account.
We found about 300 suspicious Twitter accounts, which we suspect included a high proportion of bots and trolls pushing the #ArsonEmergency narrative.
As Australia picks up the pieces after the fires, we must understand the unique grief Aboriginal people experience from a loss of country.
By understanding how bushfire maps are created, and what their features represent, you can get better at spotting fake ones.
Celeste Barber's $45 million fundraiser is amazing, but battling Australia's fires should be an ongoing effort. With the help of social media, it can be.
Wildfire smoke can damage animals' respiratory tract and lead to breathing problems and even death.
Items can be recovered after a fire – here is how to look after them.
It's worth thinking carefully about how to give, to ensure you're not wasting your contribution or inadvertently making things worse.
We pulled four before-and-after NASA satellite images and asked bushfire researcher Grant Williamson to reflect on the story they tell.
Local, self organised, community groups can be supported to do strategic hazard reduction through a range of techniques – including targeted grazing, and prescribed or fuel reduction burning.
Koalas take a starring role in Australian tourism advertising – but what happens when our primary image of this animal is one of pain and destruction?