Some 45 frog species, included some rare and threatened, were recorded calling after the fires.
Leaded petrol hasn't been used since 2002, but new research found traces of it end up back in the air after bushfires.
Volunteer firefighting crews are struggling to cope with increased pressures on time, training and resources. As the bushfire season approaches, new policies and plans are critically important.
Even if the proper infrastructure is implemented, it's hard to say what course of action could possibly extinguish a fast-moving rural bushfire within an hour.
The Murray River at Gadds Reserve in north east Victoria after Black Summer bushfires.
After the Black Summer bushfires, heavy rains extinguished many fires but turned high quality water in our rivers to sludge. This is how we better prepare for next time.
A concerning number of children in Australia have experienced trauma. Being more sensitive to what this means can help both the child and the teacher.
The report by the World Meteorological Organisation shows that with large and rapid emissions cuts, we can still avoid the most severe climate change. But worryingly, we also have time to make it far worse.
Male Superb Lyrebird in display.
The Superb Lyrebird is famous for its song and dance, but what is less known is their extraordinary role as world-class ecosystem engineers.
Yesterday, the bushfire royal commission handed down interim observations. But there's a glaring omission.
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California's bushfire disaster is eerily reminiscent of Australia's Black Summer. We share the same fiery fate, and must learn to adapt.
In a recent survey, 64% of youths said they've experienced bushfires, heatwaves and drought in the past three years. But 88% believe they're not taught to protect themselves and their communities.
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We should stop developing into high-risk areas, as the associated land clearing is too significant to our ecosystems and may still result in houses being lost.
Bushfires not only destroy things on land, they can also have an impact on our seafood industry including our oyster farms.
They're a familiar sight on forest walks and long drives, but tree ferns are more fascinating than you may have realised.
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New research has found the window of opportunity for hazard reduction burns won’t actually get smaller, but instead change seasons.
The sugar glider is an icon of the Australian bush. But discovering it's actually three distinct species has big consequences for its conservation.
Six months ago fires ravaged Australia, exacerbating our already dire biodiversity crisis. These are the animals and plants still suffering 6 months on.
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The Kangaroo Island dunnart was listed as critically endangered before fires ripped through 95% of its habitat. Those that survived the fires now face the threat of feral cats.
Scientists and bureaucrats moved logistical mountains to rescue the eastern bristlebird from bushfires this year. As climate change worsens, wildlife evacuations will become more common.
Tarmo A. Raadik
I've worked in threatened fish conservation and management for more than 35 years, but this species is special to me.