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Today, as a bushfire burns less than ten kilometres away from Canberra's southernmost suburbs, Understorey picks up more of the story from Alison Sexton-Green (further east towards the coast) who shares stories about the waiting and strain and permanently packed car that represent the daily experience of living in fire-threatened district. We learn about the state government's neglect of national parks, the Murdoch media's enthusiasm for coal at the very moment the bushfires gathered power, and what the community can do to help bushfire-affected areas. (Image: Alison Sexton-Green, 4 January, Monga looking to Deua)
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In ecology, the understorey grows where light shines through the forest canopy.
Our award-winning Understorey journalists highlight local and globally-connected environmental issues that the other media commonly pass over.
RTRFM’s long-running dedicated environment program makers Adrian Glamorgan and Elizabeth PO’ bring together stories from near and sometimes afar, whether it be conservationists rehabilitating habitat, citizen scientists gathering data, campaigners at the frontline, or decision-makers at their desks, seeking solutions together to the challenges affecting our shared air, water, land and life processes.