Green shoots from Australia’s ashes

Australia’s bushfires have burnt through 10 million hectares of land, and it is feared some habitats may never recover. But in some worst-affected areas, the miraculous sight of plants growing back and animals returning to the wild is raising spirits.

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  1. Write a poem inspired by the images in the video of new shoots springing from charred and blackened remains.
  2. “It is too simple to say that bushfires are all bad.” Write a short essay supporting this statement.