Bushfires

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Name: Bushfires
First reported 10 hours ago - Updated 10 hours ago - 1 reports

Bushfires more likely in ACT with warmer temperatures forecast for summer

The ACT region is set for a warmer and drier-than-usual summer with an increased risk of heatwaves and bushfires, according to the Bureau of Meteorology's latest three-month climate outlook.The Bureau of Meteorology's manager of climate prediction services ... [Published Melbourne Age - 10 hours ago]
First reported 12 hours ago - Updated 11 hours ago - 2 reports

Social ties matter Beyond Bushfires

Speaking at a Beyond Bushfires re symposium, a lead reer Associate Professor Lisa Gibbs reported that social ties matter."Separation from close loved ones, during and immediately after the fires, was a risk factor for mental health problems for people ... [Published Noodls - 11 hours ago]
First reported 12 hours ago - Updated 12 hours ago - 1 reports

Fire ban advised...

A fire ban day has been declared for the Northern Territory.The announcement for 30 October 2014 came from the Chief Fire Control Office, Bushfires NT and NT Fire and Rescue Service.No person shall light a fire or cause a fire to be lit in the open in ... [Published Get Farming - 12 hours ago]
First reported 23 hours ago - Updated 23 hours ago - 1 reports

Call to share fire load this season

South Australians are being asked to be ready and share the responsibility to deal with bushfires.Launching Bushfire Action Week, Minister for Emergency Services, Tony Piccolo said there were at least 150 towns and communities in South Australia thatwere ... [Published PSNews - 23 hours ago]
First reported Oct 29 2014 - Updated Oct 29 2014 - 1 reports

Bushfire risk 'higher this year'

South Australia is at greater risk of bushfires this summer after a string of unusually hot October days, authorities say.Fire bans will be fast-tracked in eight of the state's 14 districts, with dry conditions and above average temperatures expected ... [Published Sky News Australia - Oct 29 2014]
First reported Oct 29 2014 - Updated Oct 29 2014 - 1 reports

Residents urged to be bushfire ready

Shire inspectors will be going around the township to check any long grass, leaves, branches or any other potential fire risks.BUSHFIRES have been well represented in the media in the last few weeks.And it is up to the community to be prepared to minimise ... [Published Wagin Argus - Oct 29 2014]
Entities: Risk, Property, Bushfires
First reported Oct 29 2014 - Updated Oct 29 2014 - 1 reports

Bushfire threatens property north-east Toowoomba

A large, out-of-control bushfire is threatening homes north-east of Toowoomba, the Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) says.QFES has issued a Watch and Act alert and advised some residents in Ravensbourne to either enact their bushfire plan ... [Published ABC Online - Oct 29 2014]
First reported Oct 28 2014 - Updated Oct 28 2014 - 1 reports

Bushfire regs could lead to underinsurance

New bushfire regulations could leave homes under-insuredNew safety requirements in bushfire-prone areas could add more than $100,000 to the cost of rebuilding a damaged home, leaving owners significantly under-insured, the National Insurance Brokers Association ... [Published Medianet - Oct 28 2014]
First reported Oct 28 2014 - Updated Oct 28 2014 - 1 reports

Early Heat Wave Breaks Records In Australia; Lighting Storms Spark Bushfires In Queensland [VIDEO]

Summer in AustraliaReuters/Mick TsikasSMH reports that NSW has experienced the heat with 10 percent of the state reporting the highest number of days with temperatures of more than 35 degrees in October. Climate experts have warned that Australia's summer ... [Published International Business Times Australia - Oct 28 2014]
First reported Oct 28 2014 - Updated Oct 28 2014 - 1 reports

Disaster preparation rewarded

A partnership between the Shire of Augusta Margaret River and the Australian Red Cross has taken out the top honour in this year's Resilient Australia Awards.The Winner of the State Government category was "Bushfire Patrol", a bushfire education program ... [Published PSNews - Oct 28 2014]
First reported Oct 28 2014 - Updated Oct 28 2014 - 1 reports

Langer pads up as bushfire ambassador

Cricketing great Justin Langer is to lead this summer's bushfire readiness campaign as Western Australia's new Bushfire Ready Ambassador.The Are You Ready? campaign drives home the message that preparing for bushfires is a team effort between emergency ... [Published PSNews - Oct 28 2014]
First reported Oct 28 2014 - Updated Oct 28 2014 - 1 reports

Drivers urged to butt out

Qld Fire and Rescue officers Ryan Morris and Matthew Green with some cigarette butts. Firies are issuing a warning about cigarette butts after attending 82 vegetation fires in the last month, most of which started by discarded cigarettes. Source: News ... [Published Cairns Post - Oct 28 2014]

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...heoretical session before mobilising to Molloy Island where they were advised fire was going to impact on the island in two hours," Mr Mosconi said. "They were tasked to assess properties to see if they would be defendable or not."
"The number of heatwave days in Canberra has doubled since 1950 and the increase in hot weather that was observed in the 2000–2009 decade has already reached the level previously projected for 2030 in Canberra."
"Having more close emotional ties is generally related to better mental health and personal wellbeing after a disaster. Involvement in local community groups and organisations is also associated with more positive outcomes."

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DICK SMITH : Bindi Irwin Wins 'Young Conservati... [Published 4 Traders - 4 hours ago]
Residents not prepared for fire season: Margare... [Published Augusta Margaret River Mail - 5 hours ago]
Labor pledges $1.9m to upgrade two CFA stations [Published Herald Sun Leader - 10 hours ago]
Bushfires more likely in ACT with warmer temper... [Published Melbourne Age - 10 hours ago]
Social ties matter Beyond Bushfires [Published Noodls - 11 hours ago]
Five years on from Black Saturday, most survivo... [Published Conversation AU - 12 hours ago]
Fire ban advised... [Published Get Farming - 12 hours ago]
New bushfire regulations could have big impact ... [Published Corporate Risk & Insurance - 12 hours ago]
Controlled burns rolled out [Published Star Community - 13 hours ago]
BathurstAM: Police raid five Bathurst propertie... [Published Bathurst Western Advocate - 15 hours ago]
Call to share fire load this season [Published PSNews - 23 hours ago]
Bushfire risk 'higher this year' [Published Sky News Australia - Oct 29 2014]
Residents urged to be bushfire ready [Published Wagin Argus - Oct 29 2014]
Bushfire threatens property north-east Toowoomba [Published ABC Online - Oct 29 2014]
Victoria partners with Airbnb to provide emerge... [Published Premier of Victoria - Oct 29 2014]
Bushfire regs could lead to underinsurance [Published Medianet - Oct 28 2014]
Early Heat Wave Breaks Records In Australia; Li... [Published International Business Times Australia - Oct 28 2014]
Outer north CFA stations receive facelifts [Published Herald Sun Leader - Oct 28 2014]
Fire risk predicted to be 'severe' (West Austra... [Published West Australian - Oct 28 2014]
Bretti bushfire poses new threat [Published Gloucester Advocate - Oct 28 2014]
Langer pads up as bushfire ambassador [Published PSNews - Oct 28 2014]
Disaster preparation rewarded [Published PSNews - Oct 28 2014]
Recorded for tomorrow [Published Town & Country Magazine - Oct 28 2014]
Drivers urged to butt out [Published Cairns Post - Oct 28 2014]
Australian Bushfires [Published Red Orbit - Oct 27 2014]
Bushfire threatens Pilbara homes [Published West Australian - Oct 27 2014]
Bushfire advances on Pilbara town of Wickham [Published ABC Online - Oct 27 2014]
Bushfire threatens Pilbara lives (The West Aust... [Published West Australian - Oct 27 2014]
Bushfire threatens Pilbara lives (The West Aust... [Published Yahoo! News Australia - Oct 27 2014]
Early fire season has NSW on alert [Published The Land Australia - Oct 27 2014]
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10 Years Ago Today, Global Voices’ First Post A... [Published Global Voices Online - Oct 26 2014]
10 years ago today, the first post appeared on the Global Voices web site. Photo by Georgia Popplewell (CC BY-SA 3.0) At 10:03pm on the night of Tuesday October 26, 2004, somewhere in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Rebecca MacKinnon , CNN journalist-turned-fellow ...
Prepare For Devastating Bushfires, Australian C... [Published Mashable! - Oct 22 2014]
SYDNEY — Australians are being warned to prepare for another devastating bushfire season this year, particularly in New South Wales. A new report by the Climate Council , which was abolished by the Abbott government and is now funded by public ...
Where are the warmists one year later? [Published Andrew Bolt - Oct 14 2014]
Bushfires in NSW a year ago were… ...
Another Week in the Ecological Crisis, June 22,... [Published ScienceBlogs : Combined Feed - Jun 23 2014]
This weekly posting is brought to you courtesy of H. E. Taylor . Happy reading, I hope you enjoy this week’s Global Warming news roundup skip to bottom Confronting a New Age of ConsequencesSolstice EditionJune 22, 2014 Chuckles , COP20+ , ...
Australia: It's the season for reason in climat... [Published Water Conserve: News - Jun 21 2014]
Sydney Morning Herald: What`s happened to the seasons? It`s June but my backyard plum tree sprouts blossom while wearing a mantle of yet-to-fall leaves. Basil -- a summer herb -- is only just dying off in the tardy cold. Spring bulbs started coming up ...
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