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One year following the 2019/20 fires, this forest has been slow to recover. Rachael Nolan

Climate change is testing the resilience of native plants to fire, from ash forests to gymea lilies

Many plants are really good at withstanding bushfires, but the combination of drought, heatwaves and pest insects under climate change may push them to the brink.
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Destroying vegetation along fences and roads could worsen our extinction crisis — yet the NSW government just allowed it

Under a new code, rural landholders in NSW will be allowed to clear up to 25 metres of land outside their property boundary. This will be devastating for the wildlife that live or migrate there.
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Smoke from the Black Summer fires created an algal bloom bigger than Australia in the Southern Ocean

This enormous, unprecedented algal bloom could have profound implications for carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere and for the marine ecosystem.
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Some animals have excellent tricks to evade bushfire. But flames might be reaching more animals naive to the dangers

Studies show some animals can recognise the threat of fire, and behave in a way that increase their chance of survival. But what about wildlife who have evolved in areas where fire was once rare?
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A staggering 1.8 million hectares burned in ‘high-severity’ fires during Australia’s Black Summer

As bushfires become larger under climate change, the area exposed to intense and severe fires is likely to increase.

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