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Australian smoulders under extreme heatwave

Dacia Herbulock posted in on January 14th, 2014.

Health alerts have been issued and bushfires threaten as a major heatwave hits heavily-populated parts of Australia this week. Our colleagues at the Australian Science Media Centre have rounded up the following expert comments on various aspects of extreme heat. Further comments are available on their website. Alasdair Hainsworth is Assistant Director for Weather Services […]

UPDATED: Bushfires in New South Wales – experts respond

Dacia Herbulock posted in on October 18th, 2013.

Dozens of bushfires continue to rage in New South Wales, Australia.  Our friends at the Australian Science Media Centre have gathered expert comments below. We will update this page with new comments as they come in. On the decision to declare a State of Emergency in NSW, allowing people to be forced to leave their […]

Australian heatwave – experts respond

John Kerr posted in on January 9th, 2013.

The Australian Science Media Centre has collected extensive commentary from experts on a range of issues relating to the heatwave currently sweeping across the country. Feel free to use these quotes below in your reporting. If you would like to contact a New Zealand expert, please contact the SMC (04 499 5476; Jump to […]

Rapid Roundup: Bushfires in Perth – experts respond

Peter Griffin posted in on February 8th, 2011.

Bushfires in Perth which began yesterday have destroyed or threatened a number of homes, farms and vineyards, and forced hundreds of people to flee. Our colleagues at the Australian Science Media Centre have collected comments on the bushfires. Any further comments will be posted on their website at If you would like to speak […]

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