Environment

Photo by Stuart Hay.
08
Oct

Hay fever misery prediction: some to get off lightly, others to suffer

For many, spring is the most agreeable time of year. But for one in six people (around three million Australians), this balmiest of seasons is rendered utterly miserable by allergic rhinitis or hay fever.

Photo by crustmania on flickr.
01
Oct

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.

Filed under: Environment, Op-Eds

30
Sep

Vale Emeritus Professor Tony McMichael

The Australian National University community is mourning the death of distinguished Professor and epidemiologist Tony McMichael.

Rising sea levels
19
Sep

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 Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan speaking at the ANU.
27
Aug

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.

The solar technology in use during trials.

All images used in this story have been provided by the Department of Defence.
27
Aug

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.

Filed under: Environment, Science

SOLAR 1600
26
Aug

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.

Aftermath of the February 2009 Black Saturday fires, near Flowerdale, Victoria. (Photo: 
Geoff Cary)
25
Aug

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.

VCH fire photo from slide 1
04
Aug

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.

Filed under: Environment, Science

Exploring the Milky Way. Photo by James Gilbert
23
Jul

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.

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