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Analysis and opinion | 24 Jan 2020

Many of our plants and animals have adapted to fires, but now the fires are changing

The nature of our fires is changing rapidly, and the adaptation of our plants and animals won't be able to keep pace.

Analysis and opinion | 23 Jan 2020

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.

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?"

Animal bones

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 | 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.

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.

Bushfires

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.

Shoots growing from eucalyptus tree.

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.

Dead bird on the ground after bushfire

Analysis and opinion | 13 Jan 2020

A season in hell: bushfires push at least 20 threatened species closer to extinction

We estimate most of the range and population of between 20 and 100 threatened species will have been burnt.

News | 8 Jan 2020

The curious case of a star crash in a galaxy far, far away

The detection of two neutron stars colliding in space about five billion trillion kilometres away has left a team of scientists scratching their heads.