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Bushfire resilience: preparing yourself and your property

Bushfire resilience: preparing yourself and your property

When we think of resilience, we tend to think of our ability to adapt to stressful situations and survive them. In ecological terms, resilience represents something similar; the ability of an ecosystem to resist damage and recover quickly from it. When it comes to a bushfire, resilience is even more complex because it encompasses not just structures, but also individuals, communities and the environment in which they all exist…

 

Future bushfires will be worse: we need to adapt now

The devastating fires that struck Wye River in Victoria on Christmas Day are, from an emergency response perspective, a success story. Despite the loss of 116 houses in the coastal town and nearby Separation Creek, nobody was killed…

 

What’s that forest worth? Disaster assistance (finally!) takes nature into account

A Rim Fire in the Stanislaus National Forest in California that began on Aug. 17, 2013. Photo Credit: U.S. Forest Service / Flickr.

A Rim Fire in the Stanislaus National Forest in California that began on Aug. 17, 2013. Photo Credit: U.S. Forest Service / Flickr.

If a tree falls in the forest, what does it cost? From the perspective of federal disaster assistance, the answer traditionally has been “not much.” But now — thanks to improved number-crunching — the federal government is taking nature into account when it tallies the cost of disasters…

 

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