environment

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Artificial islands emerging from the oceans are regarded as 'engineering marvels'. But little attention is paid to how these human-made structures affect sea life.

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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.

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

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

 

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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

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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'.

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