This is not the first time Australia's major cities have been shrouded in bushfire smoke. But this time, the culprits must held to account.
We found about 300 suspicious Twitter accounts, which we suspect included a high proportion of bots and trolls pushing the #ArsonEmergency narrative.
As Australia picks up the pieces after the fires, we must understand the unique grief Aboriginal people experience from a loss of country.
By understanding how bushfire maps are created, and what their features represent, you can get better at spotting fake ones.
Celeste Barber's $45 million fundraiser is amazing, but battling Australia's fires should be an ongoing effort. With the help of social media, it can be.
Wildfire smoke can damage animals' respiratory tract and lead to breathing problems and even death.
Items can be recovered after a fire – here is how to look after them.
It's worth thinking carefully about how to give, to ensure you're not wasting your contribution or inadvertently making things worse.
We pulled four before-and-after NASA satellite images and asked bushfire researcher Grant Williamson to reflect on the story they tell.
Local, self organised, community groups can be supported to do strategic hazard reduction through a range of techniques – including targeted grazing, and prescribed or fuel reduction burning.
Koalas take a starring role in Australian tourism advertising – but what happens when our primary image of this animal is one of pain and destruction?
As the bushfire crisis worsens, the prime minister's fallback positions on climate change and lack of urgency on a federal disaster plan are no longer tenable – the public is demanding more.
As this horrific summer of disaster continues to unfold in coming weeks, we need to overhaul our emergency management plan.
The asteroid that wiped out the dinosaurs sparked global firestorms. On land, only creatures that could evade fire survived
Research on other natural disasters tells us there's a long road ahead for survivors of the current bushfire crisis – but there are some key lessons.
We escaped through blackened landscapes where sheep wandered paddocks with the wool burnt off their backs. My three-year-old son, sensing the mood, asked why his dad and I were so quiet.
Sending holidaymakers directly into forests and national parks right in the middle of peak bushfire season is madness.
Here's how Australians and their overseas family and friends can monitor the movement of fire fronts in real time.