climate change

satellite image of bushfire smoke over south america

The idea that central banks should shift their mandates to take account of climate risks confuses ends and means.

Burnt bushland in Iluka NSW

The Dean of UNSW Built Environment says it’s possible to build more fire resistant homes, but designs need to use best practice principles to be resilient.

Warragamba dam

A study by UNSW engineers suggests we should get used to water restrictions as modelling predicts inflows into natural reservoirs are set to decrease.

Platypus might become extinct

New UNSW research calls for national action to minimise the risk of the platypus vanishing due to habitat destruction, dams and weirs.

climate change protest girl

Having fewer children is one of the most effective ways an individual can mitigate climate change.

Sea ice

This year's most popular science stories took readers from melting Antarctic ice sounding the alarm on microbes and climate change, to a pest-proof fence to protect native wildlife in far western NSW, and early signs of life in ancient rocks in the Pilbara, WA.

Ben Munro

UNSW Co-op Program scholar Ben Munro attends the 2019 United Nations Framework Convention.

climate change protest

From mass climate change movements to cultural genocide of Uighurs in China, here are some of the headline human rights moments that captured Australia’s attention.

bushfire

A global consortium of leading climate change research universities is coming together as a new survey reveals the attitudes of Australians to climate change. 

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A proposal to tax carbon emitters, redistribute the funds to taxpayers and reduce emissions gets the thumbs up.

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