Our foreign policy may need to deal with twin challenges brought about by climate change.
In one finding, fire authorities chose to save a few farm sheds over 5,000 hectares of national park. Clearly, our fire management needs a reset.
The Canberra fires showed even urban communities can be in danger if close enough to the bush.
But here’s why this seemingly unremarkable bird could save other, less obvious species from devastation.
Be prepared. Download an air quality app, stock up on respirators and stay inside if you can.
Australia must recognise the complex risks associated with cascading natural disasters, and draw on the knowledge and experience of all citizens.
A new paper explores how a carefully controlled fuel reduction burn killed 17 critically endangered western ringtail possums.
We need a way for our laws to protect both humans and nature when it comes to bushfire risk
Climate change is raising the number of days the Earth passes crucial thresholds of fire risk. But urgently cutting emissions can avoid the worst.
Seeing an animal in distress after disaster makes us want to help. But feeding them doesn’t always make the situation better.
To keep up with climate-related disasters, we need transformational solutions. These range from ‘sponge cities’ and floating houses to putting out bushfires minutes after they start.
It can be hard to grasp the changes climate change is bringing. To see it in your own life, look at the shifting seasons.
Jessie Cole’s memoir traces a love affair: a long-distance relationship with an unnamed, older lover. It’s set against layers of thinking about love, desire, bodies and ecological disaster.
New research finds the Victorian town of Buchan never experienced catastrophic bushfires, until misguided laws banned the use of burning as a way to control the land.
Farmers face a multitude of challenges in future. Crops and livestock are not only on the line, but also the mental health of rural communities.
La Niña is officially here for the third year in a row. You probably associate it with flooding, but how might it affect future drought and bushfires? And could a fourth La Niña be possible?
The tiny golden-tipped bat roosts in the nests of rainforest birds. But high intensity extreme fires can increasingly reach into their unburnt sanctuaries.
The long delays in housing displaced flood victims point to the need to develop a permanent reserve of temporary housing to be available wherever and whenever disaster strikes.
The paltry spending means many species severely impacted by the megafires were left in desperate trouble, potentially pushing some closer to extinction.
Nature is both the trigger for, and answer to, the grief that will increasingly be with us.