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Australia: We need to look beyond prescribed burning to fight future fires

14 Dec 2017, Conversation Media Group, the

A new study modelled thousands of fires in Tasmania and found that nearly a third of the state would have to be burned to effectively lower the risk of bushfires. Researchers argue that prescribed burning needs to be carefully localised and be part of a multi-pronged approach involving manual fuel removal, better building standards and new burning patterns to be effective.



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