Stopping global deforestation will take more than more words
At the recent UN Climate Summit in New York there was little in the way of new climate policy announcements, but 27 countries did sign a new forest agreement.
Vale Emeritus Professor Tony McMichael
The Australian National University community is mourning the death of distinguished Professor and epidemiologist Tony McMichael.
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Climate Council: without action, rising seas will cost us billions
Rising sea levels pose huge financial, economic and humanitarian risks, as shown by the Climate Council’s latest report, Counting the Costs: Climate Change and Coastal Flooding. If the world ignores the problem, by mid-century rising seas could cost the world more than a trillion dollars a year as floods and storm surges hit.
Former Japan PM moved and shocked by words of Indigenous Australians
Former Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan has revealed at an ANU public lecture that he was left moved and shocked by words spoken to him by traditional Indigenous land owners.
Solar soldiers have their day in the sun
The Australian National University (ANU) is a step closer to solving one of the Australian Army’s modern problems with testing completed for new wearable solar technology which significantly reduces the weight of batteries soldiers need to carry.
New funds to bolster ANU clean energy research
The Australian Renewable Energy Agency has awarded more than $9 million to five ANU clean energy projects.
Victoria’s logged landscapes are at increased risk of bushfire
Victoria’s forest management policies need to be urgently reviewed in response to the discovery that logging can contribute to the severity of bushfires in wet forests, like the devastating fires on Black Saturday in February 2009.
Wet forest logging linked to Black Saturday fire severity
Logging in Victorian forests was partly to blame for the severity of the 2009 Black Saturday fires reaching the intensity of the nuclear explosions at Hiroshima and Nagasaki, leading Australian ecological scientists have found.
ANU wins funding for Future Fellowships
The ANU has won funding for 16 major research projects under the Australian Research Council’s Future Fellowships program.