Chris Turney, Jonathan Palmer and Mark Maslin suggest that a single tree provides a potential marker for the start of the Anthropocene, a new geological epoch dominated by human activity.


Subsidies would encourage the uptake of electric vehicles but they would need to be tailored and temporary, writes S Travis Waller.


A team of UNSW research students are urging regulators to properly consider green infrastructure when setting charges for new property developments.



Experts US climatologist Michael E. Mann, psychologist Stephan Lewandowsky and activist Anna Rose share their ideas on how to break the climate stalemate in a UNSW Grand Challenges event to be chaired by ABC TV’s Emma Alberici on 16 August.


Slick, glass skyscrapers reliant on air-conditioning for cooling could eventually become heat traps for Australian residents.


From wearable sunburn sensors and radical environmental justice, to predicting deluge patterns and stopping HIV in its tracks, UNSW's inspiring young researchers are changing the face of the city.


Corruption, climate change and the sometimes violent ramifications of the oil trade will feature in the 2016 Jack Beale Lecture on the Global Environment to be delivered at UNSW in November.


The proliferation of cheap junk food is not only bad for our health, it also takes its toll on the environment, Michalis Hadjikakou writes.


From keeping advertising out of public spaces to buying and selling goods and services without money, communities are experimenting with different ways of doing business in the 'new economy'.

dead fish

The world has global authorities for trade and security, but not for threats to the environment. It's time the natural world got its own seat at the UN, write Anthony Burke and Stefanie Fishel.