The unprecedented intensity of two summers of bushfires, first in the east and then in the west, offered harsh lessons for Australians. One is that some settlements must retreat from high-risk areas.
A study published in the journal Nature reveals that global mass of goods produced by humankind now exceeds that of all life on earth. This is a stark warning on our growing domination of the planet.
Perth's bushfires have destroyed 81 homes. It provides important lessons as we face a future of worsening climate.
We know heatwaves and drought can turn bushfires into infernos, but the reasons why were poorly understood in science.
The small fire and heatwave prone town of Tarnagulla got together, applied for funding and co-produced a resilience action plan so they're better prepared for the next disaster.
What if we had a system, like Medicare, where costly fire prevention measures were subsidised?
Australia's invertebrates have an ancient lineage and a fascinating evolution. Get up close with macrophotography to discover tiny, unique animals you've probably never seen before.
The method, using satellite data and other information, could reduce the work of fire forensics teams after bushfires.
Airborne data like this is usually available only to industry and government agencies and researchers — rarely to the public.
New research found curly leaves on the forest floor create litter beds with more air gaps. And this fuels bigger fires.
A year since the fires, I feel an underlying sadness and concern for the future. From my discussions with other conservationists, I know I'm not the only one to feel this way.
Once upon a time, a king ruled a land untroubled by much. But then, one hot and smoky summer, everything started to change ...
The official advisor to UNESCO rated the site as being of 'significant concern', a drop from 'good with some concerns'. It's now in the second lowest category.
The Australian landscape’s need for fire isn't straightforward, and a fire of this magnitude will alter the island's ecological balance.
A major new report presents the latest data on the health impacts in a warming world. It found there were 296,000 heat-related deaths in people over 65 years in 2018.
One interviewee told us: 'It would've been lovely if somebody had cared.'
Pristine and beautiful or black and dirty? As bushfires become more frequent and we look to Indigenous fire control practices, it is time to reconsider our attitudes to burnt earth.
The federal government has ordered a national koala audit, but the animals are notoriously difficult to detect. But accurately counting koalas is critical to saving them.
A major new research paper reveals which species are most at risk from changing fire regimes around the world.
New legislation would give the ADF more power to respond to future bushfires and other disasters. But questions remain about the scope of this involvement and how ADF personnel would be deployed.