bushfires

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.

two scientists working on optical beaming of electrical discharge

New research involving UNSW Canberra has the potential to mitigate bushfire danger and advance surgical techniques.

The threatened Southern Barred Frog (Mixophyes balbus)

Many Australian frogs may not have been as devastatingly impacted by last summer’s fires as feared – but scientists need more data to assess the impact further.

Australian bushfire: Smoke from bushfires covers the sky and glowing sun barely seen through the haze. Catastrophic fire danger, NSW, Australia

A study involving a UNSW medical researcher has estimated the smoke-related health costs of the 2019-20 fire season – and the previous 19 fire seasons.

A bushfire in the Australian outback

With last summer’s bushfires largely out of the headlines, has the psychological distance people might feel towards climate change increased?

Fireman conducting hazard reduction

New research has found the window of opportunity for hazard reduction burns won’t actually get smaller, but instead change seasons.

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.

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