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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

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30
Sep

A world mired in a clash of extremes?

Those who promote Islamic militancy are mirrored by poorly informed elements in the West who are opposed to Islam, but the conflicts can be defused, writes Professor Amin Saikal.

Filed under: All subjects, 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.

New map sheds light on Ludwig Leichhardt’s 1844 expedition of northern Australia.
30
Sep

Shedding new light on Leichhardt’s expedition

A project by The Australian National University has shed new light on Ludwig Leichhardt’s landmark expedition to explore northern Australia 170 years ago.

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30
Sep

Human hands are all over Australia’s hottest ever year

2013 was Australia’s hottest year on record, but how much of that was due to human-caused climate change?

Filed under: Op-Eds

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26
Sep

Ancient sea levels give clues to natural sea rise

ANU Scientists have produced the first detailed record of sea levels over the past 500,000 years and spanning five ice ages

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26
Sep

Scientists develop approach to help global climate summit

An international team of climate scientists has come up with a practical way to address the carbon squabbles that have dogged international climate negotiations. They have developed a simple way for countries to calculate their emission targets under any global carbon sharing proposal. The method also gives insights into how one country’s targets impact others. […]

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26
Sep

Why we should consider ourselves a nation first, a federation second

Australia has built a very effective federalism that has provided us with a pretty effective national economy and society, operating with a common currency. This success should not be underestimated or forgotten as we work towards a review and further reform.

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25
Sep

New app offers relief for hay fever sufferers

A new app will help hay fever sufferers keep track of pollen levels.

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25
Sep

Buddy Franklin has the swagger – but can he be an Aussie hero?

It’s early in the fourth quarter and Lance “Buddy” Franklin is enjoying himself. Celebrating his 200th game against St Kilda at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) last month, the Sydney Swans forward has already booted eight goals and clearly wants more.

Filed under: Op-Eds

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