Sydney was shrouded in dangerous haze Tuesday as smoke from bushfires blazing along Australia's eastern seaboard sent pollution levels soaring in the country's biggest city.... PHYS.ORG · 2 months
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As bushfire smoke blankets large parts of Australia, it's time to examine what this complex chemical mixture is made of, to better understand what it's doing to both our bodies... more
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Hopes of containing Australia's months-long bushfire crisis rose Tuesday with heavy rain forecast, but toxic smoke in Melbourne disrupted warm-up events for the year's first tennis Grand Slam. more
Smoky Sydney to kick off New Year parties with fireworks  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
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Australian wildfire smoke stokes health fears in cities  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
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Renewed fire threat sparks exodus to Australian cities  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Beleaguered Australian communities braced for yet more catastrophic bushfire conditions expected on Saturday, as Australia's navy evacuated around one thousand people from a southeastern town. more
Australia's threatened bats need protection from white-nose syndrome  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
We already know how deadly this summer's fires have been for mammals, birds, and reptiles across Australia. But beyond this bushfire season, many of those same species—including our bats, which make up... more
Ferocious fires in Australia intensify  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
As the New Year starts, the outlook for the bushfire situation in Australia continues to be grim. These huge and disastrous fires continue to burn ferociously and with abandon, and reports have come out that the fires have... more
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Australia's current bushfire crisis could wipe out some of our rarer insect species, according to a group of experts. more
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From smoke going round the world to aerosol levels, NASA observes Australia's bushfires  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
NASA scientists using data from its NOAA/NASA Suomi NPP satellite, has traced the movement of the smoke coming off the Australian fires... more
Australia's bushfire crisis turns off tourists  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Families grieving for lost homes and loved ones, burned koalas rescued from charred forests: The devastation of Australia's bushfire crisis has tainted the country's reputation as a safe and alluring holiday destination. more
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In a new study conducted in mice, researchers found that tobacco smoke from a hookah caused blood to function abnormally and be more likely to clot... more
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For the past few months Hasan Zaidi's phone has been ringing nonstop with calls from desperate residents in Pakistan hoping to get their hands on his newly invented air purifier... more
Get children into the real world for effective bushfire education  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Children and young people have been deeply impacted by the current bushfire crisis. Schools have been destroyed and thousands of houses have burnt down. Hazardous air pollution is... more
NYU study provides better understanding of youth vaping patterns  NEWS MEDICAL · 21 hours
While youth vaping rates have increased in recent years, most middle and high school students don't vape or smoke and very few vape or smoke daily, finds a study led... more
Up in smoke  ESA · 2 weeks
Image: Another pair of eyes provides a sobering perspective on the fires ravaging Australia. ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano took images such as this one on 12 January from his vantage... more
Dust storms and giant hail batter bushfire-weary Australia  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Thunderstorms and giant hail battered parts of Australia's east coast on Monday after "apocalyptic" dust storms swept across drought-stricken areas, as extreme weather patterns collided in the bushfire-fatigued country. more
Rains bring very temporary relief to Australia's fires  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
NASA satellite data continues to provide a look at the smoke and aerosols generated by the massive fires in Australia. Although rain fell on parts of the fire-ravaged areas in New South... more
Witnessing Australia's deadly bushfires  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
A few weeks ago, Robert Huish was on a jetliner headed for touchdown in Sydney, Australia when the pilot came over the speaker system in the cabin with a warning for passengers. more
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