Rangers from Kanyirninpa Jukurrpa, conducting cool season burning on Martu Country.
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The bushfire royal commission will look at incorporating Aboriginal knowledge into mainstream fire management. But in practice, what does that mean?
A comedian's record-breaking fundraiser shows us the power of celebrity. But it also reveals the complexities of raising a lot of money very quickly.
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After a disastrous performance during the summer's bushfires, Morrison has been a stronger leader on the global health crisis. But another great challenge – the economic one – is still ahead.
Just a year ago, Scott Morrison was on the cusp of achieving what most had believed impossible. His ability as a campaigner, aided by the failure of his opponent to connect with the Australian public and…
Australian emergency services are using social media for a number of purposes during disasters. What they are not doing well is analysing social media data in real time to improve disaster management.
The disasters have come one after another. While they may not be entirely preventable, we can take many practical steps tailored to local needs and conditions to reduce the impacts on our cities.
Other existential risks include the decline of natural resources (particularly water), human population growth beyond the Earth’s carrying capacity, and nuclear weapons.
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This year's twin crises have left Australians reeling. The concept of 'rupture' can help us understand what's happening.
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In past bushfire inquires, Aboriginal people have been mentioned only sparingly. When referenced now, it's only in relation to cultural burning. This must change.
With a bit of sensible planning, you can retain plants close to your home without creating a huge bushfire risk.
Governments have been keen on investing in defence and national security, less so in human security. The current crises show it's time that changed.
Most fungi go unseen, but they play a vital role in ecosystems.
A highway exchange stands empty of traffic after the government implemented restrictions to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus in Lima, Peru, on March 18, 2020. Does the global response to COVID-19 suggest there’s hope for climate action?
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The policy response to COVID-19 has been dramatic, unlike the response to climate change, for several reasons. But it shows there's hope for real action on climate change.
I entered firefighter school at 23 and thought I was hard enough to withstand anything thrown at me. Fourteen years later, I can say firefighters are not indestructible.
Researchers expected to find koalas killed by the fires. But they were heartbroken to find those that died afterwards from starvation, thirst or injury.
Aerial baiting has been Australia's foremost weapon against pest species for the past 74 years. But at what cost?
Concentrations of carbon dioxide are now 147% above pre-industrial levels, according to a definitive report by the World Meteorological Organisation released today.
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The extent of this achievement is staggering, almost incomprehensible in a southern Australia context after the summer's devastating bushfires.
Future extremes from the Indian Ocean will be acting on top of global warming, giving a double whammy effect, like the record-breaking heat and drought we saw in 2019.
Long before a fire season that destroyed 3,500 homes, more than 100,000 Australians were homeless. If only we showed the same urgency and innovation in housing them as we did for bushfire victims.