After the catastrophic bushfires in Canberra, UNSW researchers made some fascinating discoveries, including what led to a rare fire tornado. The results of their work will be used by fire fighters to save lives in the future.
Climate change is already having an impact on communities. Find out about one island's entire population that had to leave their homes forever, the ski fields that became a dust bowl – and how one researcher is tackling the problem.
The Fukishima nuclear disaster in Japan leached radioactive particles into the ocean. UNSW climate scientists are using them as a tracer to understand more about the health of our oceans. Bomb traces and fluerocarbons also have a story to tell.
What caused the collapse of the World Trade Center? How could buildings and cities be better evacuated in the event of a bombing? Find out in this latest episode of Catastrophic Science, the series exploring the life-saving research resulting from catastrophes.