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UNSW researchers have been awarded $2,571,992 across seven projects in the latest round of the government’s Australian Research Council (ARC) Linkage Grants. 

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Even if the gas seeps at the Condamine River are natural, the resulting confusion and debate highlights the need for more information about how gas exploration affects our precious water resources, write Bryce Kelly and Charlotte Iverach.


UNSW-led researchers have discovered a way to produce a tenfold increase in the amount of methane gas emitted by naturally occurring microbes living in coal seams and on food waste.


A UNSW-led team has devised a technique for detecting if methane from coal seam gas extraction sites is leaking into nearby groundwater, and has tested it for the first time in Queensland.

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Major players in the energy sector are converging on UNSW to share their vision for increasing Australia’s contribution to meeting the world’s future energy needs.

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The long-awaited independent review of coal seam gas in NSW highlights many risks and uncertainties around human health from exposure to toxic chemicals, write David Shearman and Melissa Haswell.