Research on the impacts on schooling of COVID and bushfire and flood disasters has found academically the kids are mostly OK. It’s their well-being and recovery from trauma that demand our attention.
On December 31 2019, the small NSW town of Cobargo was devastated by fires. Community arts projects are helping in the recovery.
Airborne data like this is usually available only to industry and government agencies and researchers — rarely to the public.
Researchers have collated measurements made by satellites, field sensors and people, to get a picture of the nature’s recovery while we’ve been in lockdown.
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.
I’ve worked in threatened fish conservation and management for more than 35 years, but this species is special to me.
Last summer, Australia’s wildlife burned in one of our country’s worst bushfires. So what’s become of animal and plant survivors in the months since?
One vet suggested bushfire smoke had killed the smoky mouse – and asked, in a nod to the species’ name, if this was a case of “death by irony”.
New Zealand is pumping millions of dollars into environment projects as part of its COVID-19 recovery. Australia’s recovery plan seems more destructive than reconstructive.
How fast can an animal run? How intense was the fire? Picking which species to help after a bushfire tragedy is no easy task.
Most fungi go unseen, but they play a vital role in ecosystems.
Researchers expected to find koalas killed by the fires. But they were heartbroken to find those that died afterwards from starvation, thirst or injury.
The drought has pushed many trees to the brink, and whole stands are now dying. The ecological consequences are huge.
The forestry industry wants to remove damaged logs from native forests after the bushfires. But our wildlife needs them now more than ever.
Some threatened species hit hard by the bushfires this summer have populations in and around urban areas, which are now crucial refuges. Here are some tips to help improve their odds of survival.
We all want to help native animals recover after bushfires, but giving a koala a drink from your water bottle can cause more harm than good. Here are some helpful things you can do.
The current state of our climate shouldn’t be dismissed as a ‘new normal’. The hard truth is many of our ecosystems will not recover from the damage.
First come the beetles, then the birds: how nature is surviving, and thriving, after a summer of fires.
Weeds can play an important role supporting ecosystem recovery after fire.
By all means, rescue an injured koala. But by pulling out weeds after the fires, you could also help rescue a whole ecosystem.