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A home burns in Vacaville, California, during the LNU Lightning Complex fire on August 19, 2020. (Photo: Josh Edelson, Getty Images)

As California Burns, Australians Watch On and Buckle Up

California is ablaze, again. Currently, the second and third largest fires in the US state’s history are burning at the same time, and are only partially controlled. Already, seven people have died and 2,144 structures are damaged – and their fire season still has months to run. The outbreak continues…

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From Kangaroo Island to Mallacoota, Citizen Scientists Proved Vital to Australia’s Bushfire Recovery

Following the Black Summer bushfires of 2019-20, many people throughout Australia, and across the world, wanted to know how they could help in response to the environmental disaster. Hundreds contacted the Australian Citizen Science Association (ACSA), Australia’s peak citizen science body, for guidance on how to participate in relevant scientific…

Our Old ‘Normal’ Is Gone Forever, So What’s Next?

The world faces profound disruption. For Australians who lived through the most horrific fire season on record, there has been no time to recover. The next crisis is now upon us in the form of COVID-19. As we grapple with uncertainty and upheaval, it’s clear that our old “normal” will…