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'.
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.
It is possible to have fish and dams: John Harris, Bill Peirson and Richard Kingsford explain how.
We may be what we eat, but our dietary choices also affect the health of the environment and farmers' back pockets, writes Euan Ritchie and Adam Munn.
Did the period of human impact on the natural environment begin only 215 years ago? Or is there a bigger story to tell, asks Darren Curnoe.
A new wave flume facility – essential to model coastal and inland water behaviour – has been opened by NSW Planning Minister Rob Stokes at the UNSW Water Research Lab in northern Sydney.