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Month: October 2012

Learning from landslides

The people of Pierce County, just south of Seattle, who live at the foot of the almost magical Mt Rainier (4393m) are preparing for the day the magic turns to a nightmare, when their beautiful playground turns nasty. There are...

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The Manton fire

 The bushfire began at Manton at about 1030 on Saturday, August 18, started by lightening. Manton is in the Sierra Mountains in the north east of the state of California. The principle peak is Mount Larsen, a volcano with four...

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About Ian

Journalist, author of Great Australian Bushfire Stories and Great Australian Flood Stories, and former Manager of Emergency Broadcasting and Community Development at ABC Local Radio.