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A man leaving his home walking through flood waters.

A UNSW Business School expert explains why rising insurance premiums are set to join other affordability pressures for Australians.

wompoo fruit-dove

Australian rainforests and bird communities remain under threat following the catastrophic 2019-2020 bushfire season, new UNSW Sydney research shows.

Pauline Treble and Katie Coleborn in Yonderup Cave

A stalagmite in Western Australia has revealed regular, low-intensity fires before European arrival and infrequent, high-intensity fires afterwards.

ifire concept

A new AI-driven immersive visualisation system will help us address the new generation of extreme fires caused by global warming.

Firefighter preparing to battle incoming fire

In this era of mega-fires, diverse strategies are urgently needed so we can safely live with fire.

Scenery from around the Thredbo River in Kosciouszko National Park

As the weather warms up, UNSW researchers name some of their favourite bushwalks and the ways citizen scientists can help them by collecting data along the way.

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.

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