A new study has recently confirmed what Indigenous Australians have known all along: our raptors are using bushfires to corner their prey.
It’s been suggested that the introduction of Australian eucalyptus trees may be to blame for the rapid spread of the Southern California wildfires. But experts say the claims just don’t stack up.
When a bushfire rages so high it creates its own thunderstorm, it becomes a ‘firestorm’ – and makes life much more difficult for firefighters. We still have a lot to learn about what triggers them.
This orchid only flowers after a fire, so you may not spot colonies of these striking plants in bloom for decades.
Aboriginal fire management should be part of the solution to destructive bushfires, argues David Bowman, a Professor of Environmental Change Biology at the University of Tasmania.