Bushfires

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Secret document urges native logging halt in NSW regions hit hard by black summer bushfires
Exclusive: Natural Resources Commission report not released by state government calls for suspension of timber harvesting in three ‘extreme risk’ zones

Peter Hannam and Lisa Cox

24, Nov, 2021 @4:30 PM

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Assassin spider that was feared extinct after bushfires discovered on Kangaroo Island
Researchers say the sighting brings hope the arachnid, also known as the pelican spider, has survived

Donna Lu

17, Nov, 2021 @3:42 AM

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‘We’ve been abandoned’: the long road to recovery for black summer bushfire survivors
Nearly two years after fires devastated the NSW south coast, families still live in caravans as they struggle to rebuild in the face of red tape, a skills shortage and dwindling government support

Kieran Pender

08, Nov, 2021 @4:30 PM

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Burning review – the searing black summer documentary that Australia deserves
Eva Orner’s bushfire exposé boils your blood and rattles your bones as it addresses the climate crisis head on and rips into the dark heart of modern Australia

Luke Buckmaster

04, Nov, 2021 @4:30 PM

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Europe’s record summer ‘impossible’ without global heating
Cop26 countries must take action to stop record heat becoming an annual event, say experts

Damian Carrington Environment editor

03, Nov, 2021 @12:01 AM

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Climate change has driven farmers to despair and in return we get callous disregard | Sophie Love
The drought, the fires and the floods have nearly broken us, but the government keeps playing games on climate action

Sophie Love

31, Oct, 2021 @4:30 PM

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‘It still gives me nightmares’: the firefighters on the frontline as the world burns
As global heating sees a surge in wildfires, we hear from those tackling the blazes, who face injury, death and trauma, often without proper equipment or support

Sarah Johnson

24, Oct, 2021 @2:00 PM

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Bill Gammage and Bruce Pascoe: Indigenous care for country could rescue us all
In this extract from a new book, the co-authors look to lessons of the past to examine the best way forward in land management after the fires of Black Summer

Bill Gammage and Bruce Pascoe

23, Oct, 2021 @7:00 PM

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A new bush telegraph is born: Bellingen’s Neighbourhood Care Network plugs information gaps
Designed with bushfires in mind, the hyperlocal NCN sprang into action when Covid struck. Last month its volunteers sent 39,616 texts to 902 residents

Ute Schulenberg

22, Oct, 2021 @7:00 PM

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‘Overlooked’: 14,000 invertebrate species lost habitat in Black Summer bushfires, study finds
Scientists say the animals are vital to ecosystem and true number affected is probably far higher

Lisa Cox

19, Oct, 2021 @4:30 PM

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‘Debilitating’: health impacts of smoke from Australia’s black summer bushfires revealed in study
Only one in five people sought medical attention but half reported anxiety, depression and sleep loss

Donna Lu

14, Oct, 2021 @5:49 AM

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Two years after the bushfires my town is recovering, but the scars remain | Badja Sparks
The bush community of Wytaliba, like many others, is caught between healing from bushfire, pushing through Covid and crying out for leadership on climate

Badja Sparks

08, Oct, 2021 @7:00 PM

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