Fire rages through the forest in a typical Australian bushfire.
We can manage the risks from bushfires far more effectively if we look at the ways different plant species control the the way the fires burn.
Extreme weather could trigger ecosystem collapse, including mass tree deaths.
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Extreme weather will affect people and animals, as well as whole ecosystems. Research using satellites shows that ecosystems worldwide are vulnerable to collapse.
Nicotiana benthamiana growing in the wild in coastal northern Western Australia.
Australia's risks losing its valuable native plants that could help solve a global food problem. So do we need new laws to stop the seeds being taken overseas?
Who gets to survive when fire ravages the food and cover of native animals?
Bushfires are a part of life in Australia, and when they have run their course we pick up where we left off and carry on. But if you happen to be a small animal, surviving the bushfire is only the start…
Environmental officer Glendon Turner was allegedly shot and killed by a New South Wales farmer.
AAP Image/NSW Office of Environment and Heritage, Turner Family
Last week, an environmental officer, Glendon Turner, was allegedly shot and killed by a farmer near the town of Moree in New South Wales. A 79-year old man, Ian Turnbull, has been charged with Mr Turner’s…
Will new Victorian land clearing rules clear up confusion, or just create more?
The Victorian government is overhauling its rules on native vegetation clearing, the first major change in this area for more than a decade. Vegetation management policy rarely makes it into the news…