climate change

a graphical representation of ocean eddies as seen from a satellite

UNSW researchers have solved the mystery of why and how ocean ‘hotspots’ are forming so fast, by examining the winds that influence the ocean currents heating these areas.

Australian money

UNSW has academic experts available to comment on the federal government budget announcements in October.

close up shot of a termite in wood

Termites are more sensitive to temperature than previously thought, which may have climate change forecasting implications as the earth warms.

close up shot of a social housing block

Many low-income households can endure temperatures in their homes close to 40°C during summer and as little as 5°C during winter.

A man leaving his home walking through flood waters.

A UNSW Business School expert explains why rising insurance premiums are set to join other affordability pressures for Australians.

a coal processing plant in chinas shanxi province

China is in the midst of a devastating heatwave and drought. Amid an electricity crisis, China has doubled down on coal investments to meet demand.

wind turbines in the countryside

Key to success will be transitioning to an ecologically sustainable economy, with greener technologies and industries.

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The future of the world’s largest ice sheet and rising sea levels depend on urgent action on global warming, study finds.

Aerial view of a depleted river in the Murray Darling system of rivers

Federal Labor has pledged to deliver the Murray Darling Basin Plan. But a new report casts serious doubt on that promise.

Windmills on a hill with fields in the foreground

New research looked at similar laws in Victoria and around the world. The Albanese government must learn from their successes and failures.

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