climate change

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.

Heavy rain over ocean

A UNSW Sydney-led study shows at least two times more freshwater has shifted from warm to cold regions of the earth than our climate models predicted – signifying broader changes to the global water cycle.

A person on a bike in a city with green spaces

Urban gardens, parks and green walls are crucial ways to tackle flash floods and city heat. But new global research finds its effectiveness varies from city to city.

a montage of a city on the water at day and night

The next generation of supercooling materials can help keep cities cooler in summer and warmer in winter.

A tweet claim by US President Donald Trump about election fraud

UNSW psychology researchers have shown how to better communicate key messages and avoid misinformation.

a road sign all but submerged in floodwaters

Hospitals will have to plan for larger floods – and find ways to safely evacuate staff and patients.

Anthony Albanese talks to media among people brandishing environmental slogans

The Australian Labor Party has options on emissions reduction targets, but it is still running scared from the best mechanism to achieve them.

View over the trees in Healesville Victoria

A new report shows the urgent need for action to mitigate climate change and biodiversity loss, and the significant consequences facing all life on Earth in failing to do so.

Avalon rock pool in Sydney in stormy weather

With La Niña prolonging the wet season, there is an increased risk of flooding along the north, east and southeast regions.

Tim Neal

Tim Neal has been recognised for his insights into the economics of climate change, COVID-19 panic buying and child labour.

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