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In periods of heavy rainfall you essentially have raw sewage going into the Parramatta River, this is dangerous to swim in because of the bacterial contamination or infections.
With longwall mining the impacts that we see, they're irreversible. Once we've cracked a rivulet, once we've cracked that swamp, we can't get it back.

The RET has been so successful it will easily achieve 28% by 2020. That means we should be setting higher, more ambitious targets, writes Stephen Bygrave.

They were not aware that they were processing information unconsciously and that it was affecting their decisions.

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Australia's energy challenges

Delivering the inaugural Sir William Tyree Energy Lecture at UNSW, former Environment Minister Professor Robert Hill says the Renewable Energy Target needs a greater focus on encouraging technological breakthroughs.

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New organ transport option to save lives

UNSW researchers have designed an organ transportation system that sustains the life of a donated organ far beyond that of the current method of packing organs in ice.

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Look inside your own body

Imagine being able to see your illness? Dr John McGhee from UNSW Art and Design is enabling stroke patients to do just that, using 3D techniques normally employed in the games industry.

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Reuse of water for drinking a drought solution

Since 2011, new direct reuse drinking water schemes have come online in the US and it's likely Australian regional communities will begin to emulate the trend, writes Stuart Khan.

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World first: lifeless hearts restarted and successfully transplanted

A unique carrier box that preserves hearts after they have stopped beating has allowed a UNSW-affiliated surgeon at St Vincent's Hospital to perform two world-first transplants.

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Thanks for the confidence, Gough

Gough Whitlam made us confident. Confident to be Australian, confident to be ourselves and confident to take on the world knowing who we are, writes Tim Harcourt.

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Australia’s procurement policy leaves our exporters behind

As our major trading partners expand their legal procurement-linked industry policies, Australia is swimming against the tide by voluntarily abandoning its own, writes Elizabeth Thurbon.

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Never too young to change the world

UNSW engineering student and leader of the Sunswift solar car racing team Hayden Smith will discuss the importance of 'taking the wheel' and being part of something bigger, at TEDxUltimo.

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Statement on fossil fuel divestment

The University Council has considered the matter of divestment and resolved overwhelmingly to maintain UNSW’s current investment approach.