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A beach with two signs denoting predicted sea levels in 2030 and sea levels in 2050

Projections of rising sea levels this century are on the money when tested against satellite and tide-gauge observations, scientists find.

Kangaroo in dry landscape

The native species has reached numbers that are contributing to drier soil and less vegetation – and may be more damaging to conservation areas than rabbits.

Wild dolphins swim in the sea

A UNSW study shows airway bacteria can indicate the health of dolphins and whales ­– a finding that could benefit endangered species like the northern right and blue whales.

A colourful seahorse swims among the sea life

Partially protected marine areas create confusion and don’t meet their broad conservation objectives, UNSW researchers have found.

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Engineers and scientists at UNSW Sydney have come up with an ingenious way to get fish past dam walls, weirs and other barriers blocking their migration in Australian rivers.

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The tube fishway allows fish to glide past dam walls, weirs and other river barriers, with the potential to revitalise Australia’s ailing freshwater fish stocks.

Giant cuttlefish

Overseas travel might be off the table this summer, but why not travel under it?

gayini wetlands

Eastern Australia's wetlands and waterbirds have partially recovered from the drought – but long-term trends remain concerning, an aerial survey by UNSW researchers has revealed.

Richard Bryant

Australia's oldest learned society recognises UNSW Sydney researchers with prestigious awards for 2020.

Gas bubbles in ice sample

The most-read stories of 2020 take us from the depths of the mind to the edges of the universe.

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