Ocean primed for more El Niño
The ocean is warming steadily and setting up the conditions for stronger El Niño weather events, a new study has shown.
Protecting native forests more valuable than logging
New research has found Mountain Ash forests provide more value to the community and the global climate when protected and not logged.
Farmers should pay for invasive weeds – researchers
Farmers who use plant varieties that become invasive weeds should pay a levy to cover any environmental management costs under a plan put forward by researchers at ANU.
ANU experts respond to the IPCC report on climate change
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has released its latest synthesis report on climate change, warning that greenhouse gas levels are at their highest in 800,000 years. ANU experts have responded to the report.
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.