Fires and Burning

Forests Around Chernobyl Aren’t Decaying Properly

Friday, March 14, 2014

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And just what is it that the govt burns kill when thousands of ha of forest is torched annually? ‘Ecological burning’ it is NOT!    Jill

It wasn't just people, animals and trees that were affected by radiation exposure at Chernobyl, but also the decomposers: insects, microbes, and fungi

Losing Australia’s diggers is hurting our ecosystems

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

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Despite once being described as common, mammals have been lost across the Australian landscape over the last 200 years. The impact has been particularly severe on Australia’s digging mammals, including iconic species like echidnas, bilbies and bandicoots. New research shows that the decline is not just bad for mammals, but for Australia’s ecosystems too.