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Logging increases fire risk — rural and regional towns


LOGGED FORESTS, including near regional and rural settlements, are at increased risk of severe fire.  Research at the Australian National University (ANU) examined damaged vegetation from the 2019–2020 bushfires and concluded that young, uniform, regrowth forests were heavily impacted by fire. ABOVE: The Greater Glider (photo attributed to Hans and Judy Beste),