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Burnt tress after bushfires

Many plants are really good at withstanding bushfires, but the combination of drought, heatwaves and pest insects under climate change may push them to the brink.

A black and white spotted bird shown sitting on a branch

Under a new code, rural landholders in NSW will be allowed to clear up to 25 metres of land outside their property boundary. This will be devastating for the wildlife that live or migrate there.

A view of Club Lake amid green hills and mountains on the horizon

Sediments in a lake near Kosciuszko may hold clues to conservation strategies amid rising temperatures and more frequent bushfires.

Fire fighters hose fire

Academic research can shed light on crucial questions about what life on Earth will be like under the most plausible emissions scenarios. And a warning: the answers are confronting.

bushfire evacuees shrouded in thick haze

Supporting regional communities to respond to the increasing threat of climate-fuelled disasters has never been more vital.

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Australians have endured floods, bushfires and hailstorms and more over the last two years. The government is better aligning policy to deal with disasters, but its plan is somewhat half-baked.

Two stalagmites in Yonderup Cave, Yanchep, Western Australia

To look inside a stalagmite is to look back in time tens of thousands of years to see how the Earth’s climate patterns have shaped the world we live in today.

bushfires burning on the horizon at dusk on a farm

We know heatwaves and drought can turn bushfires into infernos, but the reasons why were poorly understood in science.

Couple stand at the ruins of their home after bushfire

New research finds there are several steps insurers can take to improve the way they assess and manage the impacts of climate change on the community.

Silhouette of construction workers lowering giant numbers of 2020 into place

Quantum computers, making greenhouse gases useful, COVID-19 infection from droplet spread and water security were some of the most popular engineering stories in 2020.

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