March 19, 2018
Good morning, early birds. The Prime Minister claims the Liberals' weekend victory in South Australia will give the green light to his government's controversial energy policy. Plus, bushfires in the south, and a cyclone in the north. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.
February 4, 2016 8
As fires ravage Tasmania's pristine areas, writer and Launceston bushwalking guide Bert Spinks mourns for the beautiful places that are no more.
February 9, 2015 5
The Hazelwood mine fire was not a natural disaster; it was a chronic industrial mishap of the most unnatural kind, writes freelance writer Tom Doig.
January 12, 2015
The Abbott government's blind denial of climate change leaves Australia unprepared to cope with the increasing costs of natural disasters, writes honorary secretary of Doctors for the Environment Australia Dr David Shearman.
October 28, 2014 2
An indigenous controlled burn land management program is one of the latest casualties of the repeal of the carbon tax, writes freelance journalist Karen Coombs.
May 28, 2014 11
Sydney “missed out” on winter last year after experiencing its hottest on record, and it looks like winter may elude the city for a second year in a row with strong signs of further warm and dry weather ahead, writes meterologist Magdalena Roze
February 25, 2014 27
In his winning entry for the Gavin Mooney Memorial Essay Competition, Sydney GP Tim Senior argues at Inside Story that language has been getting in the way of action on climate change.
October 21, 2013
Crikey readers discuss the New South Wales bushfires and climate change -- and whether now is the time to suggest a link between the two.
October 18, 2013
The commercial networks let Sydney viewers down badly yesterday, when they chose to go to game shows rather than give rolling coverage of the bushfires.
February 1, 2013 6
While Australia has copped fires and floods this summer, fire expert Peter Johnson points out there have been relatively few deaths from natural disasters. He examines why.
January 16, 2013 2
As Australia’s unprecedented 2013 heatwave continues, the deadline for submissions to a Senate inquiry into Australia's readiness for climate change is coming to a close Graham Readfearn takes a look at what's required.
January 7, 2013 26
Tasmania usually only makes the headlines because of environmentalists wanting to save trees. Now firefighters battling dangerous bushfires in the island state are in spotlight, reports Bruce Montgomery in Hobart.
January 16, 2012
For almost a decade, Sydney-based insurer QBE has a market darling.
June 29, 2011
Bob Gosford examines the odd relationship between fire and birds in the NT, where cockatoos flock to the still burning grasslands to plunder the seeds and insects that lie cooked on the ground.
December 31, 2010
Photographer Steven Rhall lives up in the tiny NT town of Balgo. He writes of the first big fire of the season up his way, where fires can sometimes run for weeks -- if not months -- and burn-out huge tracts of land.
August 4, 2010 2
It's easy enough for political tacticians to be clever sitting around in the office planning how to handle a public relations problem. You can always devise a solution. The hard part is to put it into practice.
April 28, 2010 17
Tomorrow, Emergency Services Commissioner Bruce Esplin will face the Black Saturday Royal Commission -- but is the Commission ready to ask him the tough questions? asks Tess Lawrence.
April 28, 2010
Departed fire chief Russell Rees got a dignified farewell and positive media coverage, the exact opposite coverage that Christine Nixon -- who had a far lesser role in operations -- did. Why? asks Jane Cowan.
April 8, 2010 29
Why does it take a debate over Christine Nixon's gastro pub dinner to get us talking about Black Saturday again?
March 31, 2010
The Royal Commission into the Black Saturday bushfires has been a scene of fiery debate, but finally the experts are in agreement: Victoria should burn off 5-10% of its public forests annually, writes Jane Cowan.