On December 31 2019, the small NSW town of Cobargo was devastated by fires. Community arts projects are helping in the recovery.
In this era of mega-fires, diverse strategies are urgently needed so we can safely live with fire.
A significant proportion of volunteer firefighters report devastating post traumatic stress and thoughts of suicide. We need to support them better.
Without changes, many birds will continue to decline or be lost altogether. But when conservation action is well resourced and implemented, we can turn the trend around.
Forest fires in Australia are burning more land across more of the year than ever before, as climate-linked fire weather worsens.
The message of Eva Orner’s new documentary is spot on, the logic of its argument faultless. But it tells us things more than it makes us feel things, and this is seldom beneficial in the medium.
Figures released this week suggest Australia’s koala populations have plummeted. So what’s the best way to protect these iconic animals from fires?
New research also identified steps people wished they’d taken to prepare for disaster, such as protecting sentimental items, planning a meeting place and better managing stress.
They overlook a vast body of evidence that crown fire – the most extreme type of fire behaviour in which tree canopies burn - is more likely in logged native forests.