A combination of increased insurance premiums, increased bushfire risk and updated building codes could mean insurance policyholders are underinsured – or not insured at all.
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.
The risks of combustible cladding on high-rise buildings have long been known. And audits have identified hundreds of Australian buildings with this cladding. Delay in replacing it is inexcusable
Cutting edge UNSW research projects resulting from catastrophes such as fires, tsunamis, terrorism and infectious diseases are the focus of a new video series produced by UNSWTV.
Modern-day incendiarism draws on a long tradition of insurrection and continues to capture the public imagination, writes Gemma Clark.
UNSW researchers are a step closer to demonstrating that explosives – rather than water – could be used to extinguish an out-of-control bushfire.
The oldest evidence of humans harnessing fire to forge stone tools has been uncovered in South Africa by an international team including UNSW's Dr Andy Herries.