climate change

flooding of town

Australia needs more investment in hydrological modelling and new infrastructure to reduce the impact of major flood events, UNSW expert says.

Rising sea levels on Kirabati

If the impacts of climate change drive people from their homes, what happens to their relationship with their home country?

the aftermath of a severe storm damaging beachfront property

Deep sand movements stirred up by intense storms may offset some of the impacts of coastal erosion caused by sea level rise.

an illustration of trains trucks boats and planes

We’re lagging behind on the shift to electric vehicles and clean transport. Here’s what we need to do.

UNSW Kensington campus

The University will play a vital role in helping the state government achieve its goal of reaching net zero emissions by 2050 . 

platypus floating in river water

We don’t have to passively sit back and watch Australia’s species and ecosystems die. Here are five concrete steps the next government should take.

wompoo fruit-dove

Australian rainforests and bird communities remain under threat following the catastrophic 2019-2020 bushfire season, new UNSW Sydney research shows.

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.

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