bushfires

Bushfire haze

Medical researchers have estimated some of the impacts of this summer’s bushfire smoke and air pollution on Australians’ health.

A man saving a koala in the 2020 Australian bushfire disaster.

The 2020 Australian summer barely escaped the widescale bushfires that swept over the continent.

JW Nevile Fellow Tim Harcourt from UNSW Business School discusses the climate change debate and the positive economic impact of reconstruction and recovery, as affected communities rebuild.

Minaret limestone formations in Jenolan Caves, NSW

Caves are easily forgotten when fire rips through the bush, but despite their robustness the long-term impact of frequent, unprecedented fire seasons presents a new challenge for subsurface geology.

Rebuild after bushfire

Suburban planning models are not suitable for bushland – so why would we continue to rebuild with them? 

Ferns sprouting after bushfire

Citizen scientists are being encouraged to photograph bushfire-affected areas to help UNSW Sydney researchers track the recovery of flora and fauna after the fires.

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People die protecting homes. They are wrong to believe their homes will protect them.

bushfire

The bushfire crisis has challenged Australia's acceptance of what is normal in an Aussie summer, how we protect our health and environments, and what we think life will be like in the future.

Tap water

We’re tapping into UNSW Engineering Professor Stuart Khan's expertise on water quality and how to keep your drinking water safe as the Australian bushfires continue.

Burnt bushland in Iluka NSW

The Dean of UNSW Built Environment says it’s possible to build more fire resistant homes, but designs need to use best practice principles to be resilient.

raindbow lorikeet

A UNSW studio led by renowned landscape architect Professor Richard Weller has come up with a unique way to protect our threatened species.

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