Wildfire smoke may spread infectious disease

Smoke from wildfires could be a surprising new route for the spread of microbes, experts believe.

Dec. 18, 2020 ~4 min

Climate change: 2020 set to be one of the three warmest years on record

Provisional figures indicate that 2020 will be one of the hottest in a record dating back to 1850.

Dec. 2, 2020 ~7 min

Student files climate change lawsuit against Australian government

Katta O'Donnell is accusing Canberra of failing to disclose risks from climate change to its bonds.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
July 22, 2020 ~3 min

Climate change boosted Australia bushfire risk by at least 30%

Scientists quantify the role played by warming in the country's recent bushfires.

By Pallab Ghosh • bbcnews
March 4, 2020 ~4 min

Bushfires: Australian satellite would be 'tuned' to eucalypt vegetation

Australian scientists develop satellite technology to help predict where bushfires might start.

By Jonathan Amos • bbcnews
March 3, 2020 ~4 min

Australia fires: 'Apocalypse' comes to Kangaroo Island

Australia's Kangaroo Island has been likened to Noah's Ark - but its unique wildlife is under threat.

By Shaimaa Khalil • bbcnews
Jan. 17, 2020 ~10 min

Climate change: Australia fires will be 'normal' in 3C world

UK scientists say the recent fires in Australia are a foretaste of decades to come.

By Matt McGrath • bbcnews
Jan. 14, 2020 ~4 min

Australia fires: Aboriginal planners say the bush 'needs to burn'

What would happen if Australia followed the ancient bushfire management practices of Aboriginal people?

By Gary Nunn • bbcnews
Jan. 12, 2020 ~8 min

Australia to cull thousands of camels

Feral camels and horses will be shot dead as they are damaging settlements in search of water.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
Jan. 8, 2020 ~3 min

Australia fires: A visual guide to the bushfires and extreme heat

The scale of the nation's ongoing emergency is terrifying - here's what fire crews are facing.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
Jan. 3, 2020 ~6 min