Bushfires

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Australian bushfire smoke caused massive phytoplankton bloom in Southern Ocean
Scientist compares bloom caused by iron particles in smoke aerosols to ‘the entire Sahara desert turning into a productive grassland’

Donna Lu

15, Sep, 2021 @3:00 PM

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Disasters within disasters: it’s time to address entrenched Aboriginal inequality | Bhiamie Williamson
From bushfires to coronavirus, with Aboriginal people left out of crisis planning, communities have been unprepared for emergencies and are suffering as a result

Bhiamie Williamson

14, Sep, 2021 @1:13 AM

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Barnaby Joyce declares he won’t be ‘bullied’ on climate science
Australia’s deputy prime minister likened questioning of his stance on global heating to a baptism where parents were required to ‘denounce Satan’

Daniel Hurst

03, Sep, 2021 @7:26 AM

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The black summer bushfires took life and property. Centrelink is now taking hope
Doug Reidy was physically and mentally traumatised by those catastrophic fires but has been knocked back for the disability support pension

Luke Henriques-Gomes

28, Aug, 2021 @8:00 PM

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NSW bushfire survivors win legal battle ordering EPA to take action on climate crisis
In a ‘landmark’ Australian first, the court found the environmental regulator had not fulfilled its duty to protect the state’s environment

Lisa Cox

26, Aug, 2021 @3:51 AM

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CFA-led study shows climate change causing longer bushfire season
Victorian fire agency’s research finds state faces increase in number of extreme fire danger days

Donna Lu

16, Aug, 2021 @9:46 AM

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Fears for gang-gang cockatoos as numbers plummet after fires
Threatened species scientific committee recommends that the birds be listed as endangered

Lisa Cox

26, Jul, 2021 @2:54 AM

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Sydney’s air quality dives for second time in a week as fog and smoke blanket city
Fog leads to poor visibility on roads and suspension of ferry services as health warning issued for haze from hazard reduction burns

Mostafa Rachwani

03, May, 2021 @4:02 AM

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Melbourne announces new quarantine facility – as it happened
This blog is now closed

Nino Bucci now and Matilda Boseley earlier

29, Apr, 2021 @8:23 AM

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WWF Australia creates legal fund to fight projects threatening forests after black summer bushfires
Move comes after environment group identified six areas on east coast it says need more protection in wake of fires

Lisa Cox

14, Apr, 2021 @5:30 PM

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Australia Post chair says he ‘will not be resigning’ over former CEO’s scandal – as it happened
Holgate says she was ‘humiliated’ by prime minister Scott Morrison; man dies of coronavirus in Queensland. This blog is now closed

Michael McGowan (now) and Matilda Boseley (earlier)

13, Apr, 2021 @9:31 AM

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Australia’s ‘black summer’ of severe weather wasn’t just bad luck
The 2019–20 bushfire season led to flooding and polluted drinking water despite moderate rainfall

Kate Ravilious

13, Apr, 2021 @5:00 AM

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