The first Threatened Species Strategy fizzled out last year without making a big difference to conservation. With the next strategy due to roll out this year, let's look at what needs to change.
Ammonia has sustained humanity since the early 20th century, but its production leaves a huge carbon footprint. Now researchers have found a way to make it 100 per cent renewable.
A new UNSW study demands better transparency around the idiosyncratic water management rules governing water allocation in the Murray-Darling Basin.
An archaeological dig in New Guinea by UNSW scientists has unearthed artefacts to provide strong evidence that a Neolithic period existed there 5000 years ago.
It is well known that agriculture developed independently in New Guinea 7000 years ago, but evidence of its influence on how people lived has eluded scientists – until now.
Dr Joshua Zeunert's new project will forecast potential scenarios to inform decision-makers and help ensure our food supply security.
Analysis suggests import restrictions on bananas in Australia are a classic rent‐seeking policy, leaving Australians to subsidise each grower by more than $250,000 a year.
The development of agriculture marked the greatest shift in human history, but it came with consequences, writes Darren Curnoe.
A new centre launched by industry and UNSW will bring the power of networking, artificial intelligence – and even sensor-laden drones – to the farm gate.
UNSW researchers are trialling new robotic technology to help wine producers better predict the coming grape yield, knowledge that could save the local industry as much as $200 million a year.