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Australia’s bushfire season has grown by almost a month in 40 years, study finds

Australia’s bushfire season now lasts for 130 days a year and has lengthened by almost a month in the past four decades, according to new research.

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Doctors issue official guidance on effects of air pollution and bushfire smoke on pregnant people

New patient resources warning of the dangers of air pollution and bushfire smoke to pregnant people or those planning to conceive have been issued by the Royal Australian College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RANZCOG), in what is thought to be a world-first.

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How harmful is bushfire smoke during pregnancy?

During the black summer bushfires Sonya gave birth six weeks early. Afterwards, when her doctor told her that bushfire smoke may have had something to do with it, she was shocked – she had not been warned that this was possible.

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NSW researchers study how P2 surgical masks could protect people with chronic medical conditions from bushfire smoke

New research will determine the efficacy of surgical P2 masks to protect against bushfire smoke.

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Heat is the 'silent killer' of Australia's bushfire season and experts say climate change is the root cause

The royal commission into bushfires heard the smoke led to an extra 3,320 hospitalisations and 429 deaths across the country. And experts say Australia needs to address its root cause.
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Australia’s most extreme bushfire season, statistically speaking

Researchers identified climatic and geomorphic risk factors that led to record-breaking fires across Australia during the 2019–2020 fire season.

Indian Ocean Dipole linked to global warming in new research by Australian scientists

Indian Ocean Dipole linked to global warming in new research by Australian scientists

After a summer of hell, is the Indian Ocean Dipole the smoking gun connecting drought and climate change?