environment

Murray-Darling Basin in drought

Subsidised irrigators extracted up to 28 per cent more water than those who received no funds under a national Murray-Darling Basin irrigation efficiency program, a new study has found.

Extinction Rebellion

A global study on the environmental impact of the fashion industry calls for a system-wide transition to a more sustainable model.

Climate denialism - person with head in sand

Even those who don't question human-induced climate change can fall on the spectrum of climate denialism if they are all talk and no action, a UNSW psychology researcher argues.

Ferns sprouting after bushfire

Citizen scientists are being encouraged to photograph bushfire-affected areas to help UNSW Sydney researchers track the recovery of flora and fauna after the fires.

Summer experts

UNSW has a team of experts available for media interviews who can comment on the hottest topics this summer – from bushfires, climate change and wage theft scandals to the spike in domestic violence, pitfalls with technology and making New Year’s resolutions.

Sea ice

This year's most popular science stories took readers from melting Antarctic ice sounding the alarm on microbes and climate change, to a pest-proof fence to protect native wildlife in far western NSW, and early signs of life in ancient rocks in the Pilbara, WA.

Hippos can be aggressive if you get too close

A new UNSW study has shown that using a drone to film hippos in Africa is an effective, affordable tool for conservationists to monitor the threatened species’ population from a safe distance, particularly in remote and aquatic areas.

Martina de Marcos dives in Los Cabos, Baja California Sur, Mexico

Martina de Marcos, a final year UNSW Sydney Masters student, has helped to ban single use plastic bags in developing nations through grassroots activism.

Operation Posidonia

A beautiful seagrass is endangered in parts of NSW, but a team of “underwater gardeners” led by a UNSW marine ecologist is working to stem its decline.

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