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The Land Down-Under in Flames

Top of Mind with Julie Rose
  • Jan 14, 2020 9:00 pm
  • 15:26

Guest: Manu Saunders, Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in Ecology, University of New England, Australia The wildfires in Australia are on a scale that’s hard to comprehend. The land that’s burned is many times larger than the worst wildfire seasons in North America. At least 28 people have been killed, including four firefighters. Thousands of homes have burned. But the ecological impact is even more extreme – an estimated one billion animals have died in the fires.