La Niña is officially here for the third year in a row. You probably associate it with flooding, but how might it affect future drought and bushfires? And could a fourth La Niña be possible?
The tiny golden-tipped bat roosts in the nests of rainforest birds. But high intensity extreme fires can increasingly reach into their unburnt sanctuaries.
The long delays in housing displaced flood victims point to the need to develop a permanent reserve of temporary housing to be available wherever and whenever disaster strikes.
The paltry spending means many species severely impacted by the megafires were left in desperate trouble, potentially pushing some closer to extinction.
Nature is both the trigger for, and answer to, the grief that will increasingly be with us.
Almost half of the rehabilitated possums in our study were killed by foxes shortly after release. Keeping wildlife wild during rescue is hard – but necessary.
Property buybacks and managed retreat from high-risk areas were once seen as far-off options as the planet warms. Now this ‘last resort’ adaptation to climate change is an urgent priority worldwide.
Indigenous fire management reduces the risk of bushfires, supports habitat and improves Indigenous wellbeing. Yet, the State of the Environment report this week found it’s underused.
The findings are staggering in their representation of loss and environmental degradation across Australia. While I am disappointed, I am unfortunately not surprised.
The new paper also found some mammals are suffering due to a lack of fire.
We cannot allow climate change mitigation and adaptation to become another colonial process of dispossession and disempowerment.
We asked six experts to nominate books that might help us avert environmental catastrophe. Here’s what they said.
Building houses better at withstanding the impacts of climate change is one way we can protect ourselves in the face of future catastrophic conditions.
Disaster victims in Australia can wait months or years for insurance payouts – or can’t afford the premiums at all. As climate change worsens, we need a radical rethink.
The IPCC’s latest climate report discusses how colonialism has shaped climate, a breakthrough for the climate justice movement.
Notwithstanding COVID, this political term has been framed by extreme events such as the Black Summer bushfires and floods – and it will show at the ballot box.
It is unreasonable to expect people to cope with all disasters – but it is reasonable to expect people to manage a certain level of risk.
Tasmania’s drying climate is seeing more bushfires ignited by lightning strikes. To protect the state’s World Heritage wilderness, we must use sustainable fire management practices.
Australia’s forests have controlled their own own flammability since Gondwana. We must respect this natural process.
There is a huge amount of legislation talking about ‘shared responsibility’ but it isn’t clear what this means or who needs to do what and when.