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Australian bushfires set to return, NSW RFS warns

Australia could face its biggest grassfire threat in coming years as former emergency leaders warn the country is under-prepared.

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More than 2,400 lives will be lost to bushfires in Australia over a decade, experts predict

In the decade to 2030, more than 2,400 lives will be lost to bushfires in Australia, with healthcare costs from smoke-related deaths tipped to reach $110m, new modelling led by Monash University suggests.

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Australia fires damaged ozone layer, warmed stratosphere, study says

Australia’s fire season in late 2019 and early 2020 was extreme. It blew smoke some 20 miles into the sky, not unlike what a nuclear blast might cause. Smoke from the fires circled the globe and hovered in plumes over the Pacific.

Smoke from Australian wildfires thinned ozone layer, study finds

Smoke from Australian wildfires thinned ozone layer, study finds

Smoke from bushfires that spread across Australia in late 2019 and early 2020 destroyed high-altitude ozone in the Southern Hemisphere, according to a study that offers new insight into the threat posed by wildfires.

It’s Australia’s first big blaze of the fire season. How bad will the summer get?
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It’s Australia’s first big blaze of the fire season. How bad will the summer get?

Last year, the country suffered catastrophic wildfires. Now, it is watching as a scenic getaway burns. What the rest of the season brings may depend on heat waves, winds and dried-out grass.
Australia gears up for koala count, using drones, droppings and dogs
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Australia gears up for koala count, using drones, droppings and dogs

The marsupials are not easy to find, or count accurately, so officials will deploy new methods.
What was actually in the air you were breathing during the bushfire haze?
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What was actually in the air you were breathing during the bushfire haze?

The smoke haze that choked a number of cities over summer contained toxic gases, according to one expert. It was so bad in Canberra one couple moved permanently to Melbourne.
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