climate change

Ice core sample from the Patriot Hills area

Rising ocean temperatures drove the melting of Antarctic ice sheets and caused extreme sea level rise more than 100,000 years ago, a new international study led by UNSW Sydney shows.

A three-day trial for this landmark court case has been scheduled to commence on 20 July 2020 in Sydney.

Is the next shake-up to Australia’s superannuation industry just around the corner?

Climate denialism - person with head in sand

Even those who don't question human-induced climate change can fall on the spectrum of climate denialism if they are all talk and no action, a UNSW psychology researcher argues.

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.

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