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A chunk of the Antarctic ice sheet breaks off into the freezing water below

Patterns of rapid ice loss in the past could predict style of future Antarctic ice sheet retreat.

A man fishing next to a road that is partly submerged in water

The sea has been rising and falling for eons, but there is compelling evidence that carbon emissions from human activity is speeding the process along.

painting of small houses on a hill in parramatta around 1800

A review of studies of Parramatta demonstrates an extensive deep-time archive of Indigenous activity extending over 14,000 years.

Woman charging electric car

Subsidising electric cars and rolling out more chargers could help Australia achieve half of our new car sales to be electric by 2030.

A child and adult face each other in silhouette at sunset

There’s no need to sugar-coat the truth or scaremonger when talking to kids about climate change.

planet earth with a facemask being held by a human hands with surgical gloves

A new multi-university report spells out Australia's unique vulnerabilities to climate change and proposes solutions.

kelp forest

Marine heatwaves have led to major economic losses around the world, a new study shows – and researchers say we need global action to ease the impacts of extreme warming events on ocean life.

Small pelican breeding colony on Lake Wyara

For nearly four decades, UNSW scientists, with researchers from the NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment and other state agencies, have been surveying Australia’s waterbirds once a year.

Plastic rubbish on the beach

Ten years of citizen science data has informed a UNSW study which found plastic dominates the rubbish found on Australian beaches.

Yellowtail scad or baitfish

How artificial reefs are helping the East Australian Current deliver a conveyor belt of food to a ‘wall of mouths’ or baitfish, with benefits for recreational fishers.

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