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Evidence shows restorative justice can help fix environmental crime – so why isn't Australia using it more?

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UNSW Sydney will switch to 100% renewable electricity, expand onsite solar energy generation and improve energy and water efficiency to reduce the University’s environmental footprint.

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Rewilding is gaining popularity around the world, as a means to restore ecosystems to their ancient state. But just like Vegemite, Australian rewilding projects need to have a unique flavour.

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Artificial islands emerging from the oceans are regarded as 'engineering marvels'. But little attention is paid to how these human-made structures affect sea life.

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Chris Turney, Jonathan Palmer and Mark Maslin suggest that a single tree provides a potential marker for the start of the Anthropocene, a new geological epoch dominated by human activity.

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Subsidies would encourage the uptake of electric vehicles but they would need to be tailored and temporary, writes S Travis Waller.

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A team of UNSW research students are urging regulators to properly consider green infrastructure when setting charges for new property developments.

 

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Experts US climatologist Michael E. Mann, psychologist Stephan Lewandowsky and activist Anna Rose share their ideas on how to break the climate stalemate in a UNSW Grand Challenges event to be chaired by ABC TV’s Emma Alberici on 16 August.

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Slick, glass skyscrapers reliant on air-conditioning for cooling could eventually become heat traps for Australian residents.

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From wearable sunburn sensors and radical environmental justice, to predicting deluge patterns and stopping HIV in its tracks, UNSW's inspiring young researchers are changing the face of the city.

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