Asthma Warning As Bushfires Burn
continue to rage across south-eastern Australia, AMA Vice-President, Dr Choong-Siew Yong, today cautioned people with //asthma or other respiratory and cardiac conditions to take extra care during periods of smoke haze.
'Smoke generated by bushfires
can be dangerous to anyone’s h...
Scientology Volunteer Ministers Provide Disaster Relief During Melbourne Fires
...ization, which provides on-site relief for emergencies and natural disasters, rushed to help overtaxed firefighters, police and emergency workers when bushfires
broke out in the area around Kinglake and Whittlesea in Victoria, Australia on February 7, 2009.
The fires killed at least 200 and destroye...
Bali Bombings Helped Improve Trauma Care
... group driving the national mental health guidance, was the Eyre Peninsula bushfires
that killed nine people and injured 110 in South Australia in January 2005....nurses who had previously worked with people affected by the Eyre Peninsula bushfires
provided a high profile presence in the emergency department, for patients ...
Australia's most endangered snake might need burning
...ng vegetation in areas known to be important to the snakes.
Although broad-headed snakes would benefit from controlled burns, the extreme risks of bushfires
in Australia must be weighed against the expected gains.
"As with all decisions in environmental management, the decision should be made on the bas...
Tropical forest sustainability: A climate change boon
...t efforts to mitigate climate change by increasing both the overall area and volume of biota in those forests, does carry the risk that events such as bushfires
and insect outbreaks can release massive amounts of sequestered carbon back into the atmosphere.
"Since 2000, for example, increases in the areas o...