Environment

sea level
17
Apr

Ancient sea-levels give new clues on ice ages

International researchers, led by ANU, have developed a new way to determine sea-level changes and deep-sea temperature variability over the past 5.3 million years.

Image via www.earthtimes.org
15
Apr

The very big picture on climate change

Two ANU experts have made a significant contribution to the IPCC’s latest climate change report.

Image from Wikimedia Commons.
03
Apr

Easter egg hunting with a twist

The ANU organic garden’s next sustainable art project is Easter egg decorating and hunting – they even have their own chicken coop.

Professor Cris Brack with the 100 year old Himalayan cedar
03
Apr

Still standing after 100 years

Members of the ANU Fenner School of Environment and Society and Friends of the Arboretum have gathered to sing happy birthday to two of the oldest trees on campus.

Image by Ann Jones via Radio National.
31
Mar

Possum magic survives Black Saturday

After the 2009 Black Saturday bushfires in the Central Highlands of Victoria, only one species of possum endured in the blackened areas: the mountain brushtail.

Professor David Lindenmayer (l) and Environment Minister Greg Hunt launching Booderee National Park - the Jewel of Jervis Bay.
24
Mar

Detailing diversity of life in Booderee National Park

A new book detailing the rich diversity of life in one of Australia’s greatest and most popular national parks, the Booderee National Park, has been written in a unique collaboration between ANU researchers, Parks Australia managers and the Wreck Bay Aboriginal Community.

Researchers monitoring alpine landscapes. Photo courtesy of Henrik Wahren
21
Mar

New scholarships and grants for landscape conservation

Australian natural resource scientist, Dr Rob Lesslie, along with his family, have set up a generous new endowment to help promote sustainable management of Australia’s natural landscape.

Chemicals used to dye hair could hold the key to the origins of life on Earth. Photo courtesy of Kim Becker on Flickr.
20
Mar

Shedding new light on the origins of life

Hydrogen peroxide, more commonly associated with bleached hair, may have been the key to early life on Earth.

L to R - Dr Michael Eburn, Prof Steve Dovers, Tang Xiaowen and Assoc Prof Geoff Cary.
12
Mar

China looks to ANU for bushfire help

Officials from China’s State Forestry Administration have visited ANU to gain expert insights into the prevention and science of bushfires.

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12
Mar

Fenner building goes green

The Frank Fenner Building has received 6 Star Green Star certification for both design and construction and is officially the ‘greenest’ building in Canberra.

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