climate change

power pylons at sunset

New research shows that a transition to renewable energy alone is not fast enough to keep global temperatures below 2050 target levels.

andy symington

Our race for renewables has a dark side, with some of the most important clean energy technologies, such as lithium-ion batteries, bringing unexpected and damaging consequences for human rights and the environment. Although the goals are different, mining for ingredients of lithium-ion batteries

Pauline Treble and Katie Coleborn in Yonderup Cave

A stalagmite in Western Australia has revealed regular, low-intensity fires before European arrival and infrequent, high-intensity fires afterwards.

An info-graphic showing planet Earth among smaller spheres displaying strategies of mitigating carbon emissions

Incremental change is not enough if we want to limit temperature rises to 1.5°C, says the IPCC’s Working Group III, which includes UNSW sustainability expert Tommy Wiedmann.

wind turbines

Humanity is off track to keeping global warming to 1.5℃. But if we pull out all stops, we’ve still got a chance.

ifire concept

A new AI-driven immersive visualisation system will help us address the new generation of extreme fires caused by global warming.

humpback whale opens mouth wide to show baleen

Baleen plates – the signature bristle-like apparatus toothless whales use to feed – reveal how these large aquatic mammals adapt to environmental changes over time.

A child holding a sign saying no planet B.

The Court’s decision represents narrow understanding of accountability, the role of courts, and ignores children’s positionality in society.

Trees are reflected by the calm waters of the Daly River in the Northern Territory

Tree rings are ‘nature’s weather stations’ and reveal far more of the Daly River’s history than scientific records can.

A train line is reflected in the water of the Daly River, Northern Territory

Tree ring analysis suggests strong flows in NT’s Daly River can’t go on forever and water allocation could lead to environmental and cultural damage.

Pages