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Scientists hate to say 'I told you so'. But Australia, you were warned

Australian scientists warned the country could face a climate change-driven bushfire crisis by 2020. It arrived on schedule.

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News | 23 Jan 2020

Fighting fatigue: new research on an invisible symptom of multiple sclerosis

When David was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS) 16 years ago, he read everything he could about the neurological condition.

Analysis and opinion | 21 Jan 2020

Conservation scientists are grieving after the bushfires - but we must not give up

"So many of us are wondering: have lives spent furthering conservation been wasted?"

Analysis and opinion | 20 Jan 2020

Bushfires left millions of animals dead. We should use them, not just bury them

Carcasses can play a positive role as landscapes recover from fire, providing rich nutrients for other native animal, microbial and plant species.

News | 16 Jan 2020

Factsheet to help beat the health hazards of smoke haze

With major cities across Australia choking on thick clouds of hazardous smoke, an ANU expert advises on the best ways to protect yourself.

News | 15 Jan 2020

The heat is on for Australia's beloved marsupials

New research shows marsupials are forced to change their eating habits in hot weather because of the toxins found in Eucalyptus leaves.

News | 15 Jan 2020

Bushfire crisis spells trouble for Aussie insects

Australia's current bushfire crisis could wipe out some of our rarer insect species, according to a group of experts.

Analysis and opinion | 14 Jan 2020

Some say we've seen bushfires worse than this before. But they're ignoring a few key facts

Australia has a long history of bushfires. But several factors make eastern Australia’s recent crisis different to infamous bushfires in the past.

Analysis and opinion | 14 Jan 2020

Car accidents, drownings, violence: hotter temperatures will mean more deaths from injury

In research published today in Nature Medicine, researchers in the United States looked at the impact warmer temperatures will have on deaths from injury.

News | 13 Jan 2020

Counting the cost of bushfires on children

Experts warn children are among the worst affected when it comes to trauma caused by disasters like Australia’s ongoing bushfires.

News | 13 Jan 2020

Wildlife needs fire-damaged and dead trees after fires

Rather than an untidy mess, fire-damaged trees and half burnt logs left behind by a fire are valuable habitat for recovering wildlife.

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