Three quarters of Aussies impacted by summer bushfires

More than three quarters of Australian adults report that they were affected by the nation's recent unprecedented bushfires, according to a new poll from The Australian National University (ANU).

How we're preparing for our fiery future

New research is informing how, when and where prescribed burns may be used to mitigate bushfire threats while maintaining our biodiversity.

Australia bushfires ignite calls for indigenous fire practices

For tens of thousands of years, Australia's Aboriginal people have used fire to manage the landscape, and after a summer of raging bushfires the practice is increasingly being seen as a way to help stem future disasters.

Australia heatwave renews bushfire worries

Australia was bracing for a heatwave to sweep across the country's fire-ravaged southeast in the coming days, with the forecast stoking fears the soaring temperatures could inflame bushfires.

Australia launches national inquiry into bushfires

Australia set up a national inquiry Thursday into its month-long bushfire crisis that affected three in four Australians and prompted widespread criticism of the government for its sluggish response to the blazes.