March, 2018

Crikey Worm: Turnbull claims federal mandate after SA victory

, Mar 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.

‘This is system collapse’: Tassie fires the beginning of the end

, Feb 04, 2016

As fires ravage Tasmania's pristine areas, writer and Launceston bushwalking guide Bert Spinks mourns for the beautiful places that are no more.
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One year on from Hazelwood fire, deadly legacy lingers

, Feb 09, 2015

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.
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Bushfires, health and climate change — a doctor’s view from the SA fires

, Jan 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.
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Aboriginal fire scheme a carbon tax repeal victim

, Oct 28, 2014

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.
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It’s getting hot in here: how El Nino is messing with the program

, May 28, 2014

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
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Watch your language: why the climate change case has to be personal

, Feb 25, 2014

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.

The fiery debate on climate change

, Oct 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.

Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: ABC leads bushfire coverage

, Oct 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.

Fires, floods, and why it’s not all bad news in 2013

, Feb 01, 2013

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.