Solar-generated electricity will cost the same as coal-fired power in less than five years, China's "Sun King" and UNSW alumnus Dr Zhengrong Shi has predicted during a visit to the University.
Australia's leading climate scientists have written to the Prime Minister, Kevin Rudd, urging him to adopt an emission reduction target for Australia of 25 percent below 1990 levels by 2020.
Technology being developed by UNSW's Associate Professor Greg Leslie could offer new hope to drought-affected farms by allowing irrigation using salty groundwater.
UNSW's pioneering role in showing the unrealised potential of ground-based astronomy in Antarctica has been celebrated on a new Australian postage stamp.
The risks and impacts of climate change on Indigenous communities in Australia's tropical north is the subject of a new scoping study led by UNSW's Dr Donna Green.
UNSW Scientia Professor Martin Green has been named the New South Wales Scientist of the Year - leading a stellar performance by UNSW in the inaugural State awards for scientific excellence.
Global warming caused by human economic activity is real, and industry must respond, according to one of the world's most senior industrial executives at an international conference co-hosted by UNSW.
As the number of cyclists on our city streets increases, the chance of one being injured in a traffic accident actually falls, new research has found
Charities and environment groups joined researchers at UNSW this week to discuss one of the biggest challenges of an emissions trading scheme - ensuring fair distribution of the cost of carbon.
A study by a UNSW evolutionary biologist comparing 75 different ecosystems across the planet is revealing new facts about the secret lives of plants and what eats them - and some important lessons about how they will fare with climate change.