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.
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.
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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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?
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
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. […]
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.
New app offers relief for hay fever sufferers
A new app will help hay fever sufferers keep track of pollen levels.
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.