Weeds can play an important role supporting ecosystem recovery after fire.
‘Futuring’ can help us survive the climate crisis. And guess what? You’re a futurist too.
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When think about this time next year, are we freaking out, or are we futuring?
The best way to inoculate the public against climate disinformation campaigns is to tell them what's coming.
Millions of Australians far from the bushfires' direct path have been affected by smoke haze. Here's everything we know about the effects of bushfire smoke on our health.
Plants can store mercury and keep it from contaminating waterways, air and soils. Unfortunately, that mercury is released when plants burn.
Australia can learn from how India used community hubs to bridge the gap between government and local communities in the challenging years of reconstruction.
There is a real risk a national inquiry could get bogged down in politics, or not lead to real change. But we need more federal action on bushfires. Our old approaches are broken.
Forest thinning is a good way to lower the risk of fire, but there are potential downsides.
In a matter of weeks, the fires have subverted decades of dedicated conservation efforts for many threatened species.
We pulled four before-and-after NASA satellite images and asked bushfire researcher Grant Williamson to reflect on the story they tell.
The asteroid that wiped out the dinosaurs sparked global firestorms. On land, only creatures that could evade fire survived
Research on other natural disasters tells us there's a long road ahead for survivors of the current bushfire crisis – but there are some key lessons.
Sending holidaymakers directly into forests and national parks right in the middle of peak bushfire season is madness.
Here's how Australians and their overseas family and friends can monitor the movement of fire fronts in real time.
During bushfire season, managing medication as well as respiratory conditions should be part of any emergency plan.
Water and sap inside the wood make mini explosions as they turn into gas and burst out. That's why damp wood makes the noisiest fires.
Bringing together innovative and traditional works, the Linear exhibition gives us a new map for sharing land and knowledge.
Babies are particularly vulnerable in emergencies, especially in hot weather. Here's what your emergency kit needs to ensure they stay hydrated if you have to evacuate or you lose power or water.
Indigenous people used small fires skilfully to prevent larger bushfires. In this time of crisis, we must learn from them.
Australia devotes countless resources to fighting bushfires, but precious little to examining the main cause - humans.