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Scientists are floored by what’s happening in the Arctic right now

Cyclone Winston: Fiji counts deaths and damage from giant storm

Five people are reported to have been killed and remote villages were feared to have sustained heavy damage after what was described as the strongest tropical cyclone in Fiji’s history. Fijians, tourists and aid workers were beginning the clean-up on Sunday after category five Cyclone Winston battered the South Pacific nation with wind gusts as strong as 325km/h and waves up to 12m high…

 

Scientists are floored by what’s happening in the Arctic right now

New data from NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration suggest that January of 2016 was, for the globe, a truly extraordinary month. Coming off the hottest year ever recorded (2015), January saw the greatest departure from average of any month on record, according to data provided by NASA…

 

Adapting to bushfires: a new idea of ‘fire-proof’ homes

An undated supplied photo released Thursday, Sept. 24, 2009 of Marcus Cameron of Manwurrk Rangers laying a fire break for traditional management of country in the Djelk and Warddeken Indigenous Protected Areas. The Australian Federal Government and traditional landowners signed the first of two agreements today establishing two immense and globally significant conservation reserves on indigenous lands located in Western and Central Arnhem Land spanning over two million hectares (20,432 square kilometres). (AAP Image/Peter Eve) NO ARCHIVING, EDITORIAL USE ONLY

An undated supplied photo released Thursday, Sept. 24, 2009 of Marcus Cameron of Manwurrk Rangers laying a fire break for traditional management of country in the Djelk and Warddeken Indigenous Protected Areas. The Australian Federal Government and traditional landowners signed the first of two agreements today establishing two immense and globally significant conservation reserves on indigenous lands located in Western and Central Arnhem Land spanning over two million hectares (20,432 square kilometres). (AAP Image/Peter Eve) NO ARCHIVING, EDITORIAL USE ONLY

This summer’s bushfires have destroyed homes, precious ecosystems and, tragically, lives. Fires in South Australia and Western Australia killed two and six people, respectively. On Christmas Day more than 100 properties were destroyed in Victoria, and ongoing fires in Tasmania’s wilderness have claimed ancient, fire-sensitive vegetation. Our key strategy to address this is to evacuate fire-prone areas extensively on days when fire weather is likely to present a risk. In essence, we are leaving our homes to fend for themselves, and rightly so. Homes can be replaced; lives cannot…

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