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Building one of these watering pods can help thirsty wildlife, but it must be checked for safety and hygiene, and refilled regularly. Arid Recovery

How you can help – not harm – wild animals recovering from bushfires

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.
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Nearly 80% of Australians affected in some way by the bushfires, new survey shows

The study is the first of its kind to gauge how people were impacted by the bushfire crisis and how it changed their views on a range of subjects, from climate change to the government response.
Industrial activities like mining, fossil fuel combustion, and cement production release mercury into the environment. Shutterstock

Plants safely store toxic mercury. Bushfires and climate change bring it back into our environment

Plants can store mercury and keep it from contaminating waterways, air and soils. Unfortunately, that mercury is released when plants burn.

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