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Tag: Australian National University

Forest Logging Increases Risk of Mega Fires

A new study has found that logging can increase the risk of catastrophic wildfires by changing the predominant variety of tree to one that is younger and therefore more prone to fire.

Threatening Climate Researchers Inhibits Scientific Discourse

In response to reports of personal attacks on climate scientists worldwide, the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) has published an open letter saying that such threats only serve to create a hostile environment that inhibits the free exchange of scientific findings, subsequently making it extremely difficult for scientific findings to be made available to policymakers and the public.

Planetary Crust Acts Like A Yo-Yo

New research out of The Australian National University has recorded for the first time what was once thought to be only theoretical; yo-yo subduction in the Earth’s crust.