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A new study says existing models for potential maximum rainfall are out of date and suggests existing dams are potentially at greater risk due to spillway i

Gordon Dam

Industry-funded research says existing models for potential maximum rainfall are out of date and suggests existing dams are at greater risk due to spillway inadequacy.

Very ominous and dark rain clouds move in over the Sydney Harbour Bridge on an otherwise sunny day

The growing threat of flash flooding as a result of more intense rapid rain bursts means the city needs to update its flood defences.

heavy rain in the city

The most severe sudden downpours in Sydney have intensified by 40 per cent in the last two decades.

three african wild dogs stand on a sandy hill

The naturally best breeding window for these endangered animals is shortening, prompting a unique change in behaviour. 

Building and tree view

The new centre will develop carbon catalysts for clean energy, CO2 capture, and green chemistry to reduce emissions.

artist impression of cholesterol

A study in cell lines shows a previously under-characterised protein in humans supports cholesterol synthesis.

david eldridge kneeling in a field with scientific equipment

UNSW researcher David Eldridge has been recognised for delivering outstanding science to support land, soil and vegetation management.

Platypus swimming in water

A new genetic study by UNSW scientists finds large dams restrict platypus movement, with significant implications for their conservation.

Nuclear blockchain

UNSW experts will present a new shared ledger system to delegates at the IAEA Symposium on International Safeguards in Austria.

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