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?
One interviewee told us: 'It would've been lovely if somebody had cared.'
A changing climate means parts of Australia will get hotter, some drier, others wetter and we can expect more extreme fire days.
It was funny at the time — but rereading Ben Elton's 1989 bestselling satirical novel Stark today is profoundly unsettling.
Damage to septic tanks is one of the major health hazards people face when they return to their bushfire-affected homes. It was simply dumb luck a disease outbreak didn't happen last summer.
Many scientific concepts, including bushfires and climate change, happen at scales outside human perception. So how can we ever understand them?
It was June last year when the first bushfires started in what became known as the Black Summer that claimed lives and destroyed homes.
With a bit of sensible planning, you can retain plants close to your home without creating a huge bushfire risk.
The report reveals the worst environmental conditions in many decades, if not centuries.
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.
The drought has pushed many trees to the brink, and whole stands are now dying. The ecological consequences are huge.
Weeds can play an important role supporting ecosystem recovery after fire.
‘Futuring’ can help us survive the climate crisis. And guess what? You’re a futurist too.
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When think about this time next year, are we freaking out, or are we futuring?
The best way to inoculate the public against climate disinformation campaigns is to tell them what's coming.
Millions of Australians far from the bushfires' direct path have been affected by smoke haze. Here's everything we know about the effects of bushfire smoke on our health.
Plants can store mercury and keep it from contaminating waterways, air and soils. Unfortunately, that mercury is released when plants burn.
Australia can learn from how India used community hubs to bridge the gap between government and local communities in the challenging years of reconstruction.
There is a real risk a national inquiry could get bogged down in politics, or not lead to real change. But we need more federal action on bushfires. Our old approaches are broken.
Forest thinning is a good way to lower the risk of fire, but there are potential downsides.