climate change

Corals

Shallow coral reefs may be even more susceptible to increasing acidity caused by heightened levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and oceans than previously recognised.

Ozone hole

The formation of the Antarctic ozone hole has caused changes in the way waters in the southern oceans mix, with possible impacts on climate change, a new study suggests.

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Mahatma Gandhi’s central messages on women’s rights, the environment, animal rights and sexuality, continue to “challenge us, disturb us and shake us out of our complacency,” Michael Kirby has told a capacity audience at UNSW’s Gandhi Oration.

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Dr Lisa Alexander, a UNSW expert in climate extremes, has been honoured by the Australian Academy of Science in its awards for scientific excellence.

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New research by a team of scientists shows that black carbon aerosols and ozone, both man-made pollutants, are most likely pushing the boundary of the tropics further poleward.

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A new study has found that record high sea-surface temperatures off northern Australia were also responsible for the downpour that devastated much of Queensland in December 2010.

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The most surprising part of the ABC documentary "I can change your mind" was Nick Minchin’s choice of experts: they were all duds who would only influence the gullible, writes Michael Ashley.

Michael Ashley

Scientists may not agree on the "balance" shown in a new ABC documentary on climate change, but giving a sceptic equal airtime to expose the weakness of their argument may not be such a bad thing, writes Michael Ashley.

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Warmer water temperatures can greatly increase the reproductive capacity of a pest fish species, a new study has found.

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Fraud in Australia, how mammals evolved large brains, and the possibility of Pacific communities being relocated due to climate change are some of the areas to receive funding in the latest round of ARC grants.

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