The Health Ramifications of Smoke Exposure

30 January 2019 Fay Johnston, Associate Professor at the Menzies Institute and Fire Centre contributing researcher speaks with ABC Hobart’s Ryk Goddard this morning about the health risks from smoke exposure. While healthy people can handle moderate exposure to smoky air, people at risk, namely the elderly, young children, and those with underlying health conditions, […]

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Update on the Threat to Tasmania’s Iconic Gondwanan Vegetation

  28 January 2019 Fire Centre Director Prof. David Bowman speaks with ABC Hobart’s Ryk Goddard to give an update on the wilderness fires and the status of fire sensitive vegetation in Tasmania’s alpine areas given the current threat from out of control wildfires. While sensitive vegetation remains mostly in-tact there are some important conversations […]

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As Tasmania Burns it is Time to Prepare and Act

Over 50 Fires are currently burning uncontrollably around Tasmania. Over the holiday weekend 23-27 January, a statewide fire ban will be declared.  High winds and hot temperatures on Friday may create potentially dangerous blow-up conditions.  For residents of Tasmania who live in bushfire-prone areas, it is important to regularly check the Tasmania Fire Service Alerts […]

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