Phys .org: Citizen scientists get snappy to monitor bushfire-ravaged environment

Phys .org: Citizen scientists get snappy to monitor bushfire-ravaged environment. “UNSW Sydney researchers are urging citizen scientists to use their mobile phones for a good cause: to monitor the recovery of bushfire-affected plants and animals for the Environment Recovery Project which will inform future research.”

9News Australia: World-first 3D map shows smoke plumes from Australian bushfires as captured from space

9News Australia: World-first 3D map shows smoke plumes from Australian bushfires as captured from space. “In a world-first, an interactive map depicting the height of smoke plumes from bushfires during the peak of Australia’s bushfire crisis has been released. It is hoped that the new tool will improve the Bureau of Meteorology’s ability to predict where potentially dangerous smoke haze will move, as well as provide crucial ‘big picture’ information to disaster management agencies.”

9 News Australia: New map shows impact of fires on fruit and nut farms

9 News Australia: New map shows impact of fires on fruit and nut farms. “A new map shows how fires have impacted some of Australia’s fruit and nut industry. Scientists have released the map, which shows avocado, mango, olive, banana, macadamia and citrus orchards that have been hit by the bushfire crisis, and those which have been spared.”

BuzzFeed News: Instagram Deactivated The Account Of A Nude Model Who Raised Thousands For Australia Fire Relief

BuzzFeed News: Instagram Deactivated The Account Of A Nude Model Who Raised Thousands For Australia Fire Relief. “A model says she’s raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for Australian bushfire relief by offering nude photos in exchange for donations. Kaylen Ward, 20, is now calling herself the Naked Philanthropist on social media. The Los Angeles influencer and online sex worker was recently looking at coverage of the fires in Australia and wondered how she could help.”

The West Australian: Google Maps gets overseas tourists stuck near Goldfields fire zone

The West Australian: Google Maps gets overseas tourists stuck near Goldfields fire zone. “Drivers are being warned not to trust online maps in times of emergencies after two tourists were found down a backtrack near Norseman as firefighters tackled several blazes. Kalgoorlie incident control centre public information officer Drew Griffiths said emergency services had located a foreign couple who appeared to have relied on information from an online maps service to go around the road closures.”

Junkee: Here Are A Bunch Of Good Causes And Businesses That Are Helping Out With The Bushfires

Junkee: Here Are A Bunch Of Good Causes And Businesses That Are Helping Out With The Bushfires. “As bushfires continue to rage across much of NSW, Victoria and South Australia, it’s easy to feel helpless. And while the government is flailing about trying to catch up with the crisis, there are a bunch of businesses, charities, and good causes that are doing their bit to help out.”