Leaders in the fields of engineering, medicine, business and education are among a high-profile group of UNSW academics recognised in this year's Australia Day honours.
The cost of solar power is plummeting. But, while China leads the world in exporting photovoltaic-technology based on Australian ingenuity, this country is falling further behind, writes Professor Martin Green.
Antarctica might be the coldest, driest and windiest continent, but it holds a fascination for many including Michael Ashley, Professor of Astrophysics.
Widespread flooding across the Lake Eyre and Murray-Darling Basins has produced an explosion of waterbird breeding, one of Australia’s longest-running wildlife surveys has found.
OPINION: A vegetarian diet might be the worst possible thing for animal cruelty and the environment, writes Professor Mike Archer in The Conversation.
OPINION: Innovation success comes to those who are persistent, writes the creator of 'green steel', Professor Veena Sahajwalla, in the Weekend Australian.
A major new scientific review, involving more than 30 experts from Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands, sets out our current knowledge of the impacts of climate change on biodiversity.
From paleontology and chemistry to computational mathematics and cellular immunology, four of UNSW's best young minds have been recognised with research excellence awards.
A study shows carbon dioxide levels plunged by 40% before and during the formation of the Antarctic ice sheet, confirming the power of the gas to dramatically alter global climate.
OPINION: If the Murray-Darling plan doesn't put enough water back into our rivers, we may be lining up for a debate full of angst, writes Professor Richard Kingsford in The Conversation.