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5 big environment stories you probably missed while you’ve been watching coronavirus

5 big environment stories you probably missed while you’ve been watching coronavirus

The climate crisis has been ticking along in the background. Here's what you've missed.

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Asteroid headed towards Earth.

Analysis and opinion | 7 Apr 2020

While we fixate on coronavirus, Earth is hurtling towards a catastrophe worse than the dinosaur extinction

Earth is heading for another mass extinction – and human activity is to blame.

If you’re worried about bushfires but want to keep your leafy garden, follow these tips

Analysis and opinion | 6 Apr 2020

If you’re worried about bushfires but want to keep your leafy garden, follow these tips

ANU fire and vegetation experts provide tips on maintaining a garden, while keeping your home safer from bushfires.

Charred landscape by James Walsh

Research story | 3 Apr 2020

A major scorecard gives the health of Australia's environment less than 1 out of 10

Immediate action is needed to put Australia’s environment on a course to recovery.

We should listen to coronavirus experts, but local wisdom counts too

Analysis and opinion | 3 Apr 2020

We should listen to coronavirus experts, but local wisdom counts too

Alongside traditional kinds of expertise, “real time” expertise and leadership at the local scale will be invaluable in coming weeks and months.

Honeyeater

News | 31 Mar 2020

Honeyeaters send lightning-fast warning signals

New Holland honeyeaters are experts at sounding the alarm when there’s danger.

Fire in south Canberra

News | 30 Mar 2020

New report tells grim story of record-breaking heat, drought and fires

Record hot weather, drought and a devastating bushfire season in 2019 damaged our environment and natural resources on an unprecedented scale.

News | 27 Mar 2020

COVID-19 update to students on changes to ANU campus

To relieve financial pressures and stress to students caused by COVID-19, Vice Chancellor Professor Brian Schmidt has announced additional support measures.

ANU Campus.

News | 25 Mar 2020

ANU campuses move to remote work and study

Vice-Chancellor Professor Brian Schmidt today announced The Australian National University (ANU) will move to remote work and study from tomorrow.

Scientist in the lab.

Analysis and opinion | 24 Mar 2020

Why our unis are essential to beating COVID-19

Society is relying on its universities and medical research institutes to develop vaccines, tests and public health measures to combat COVID-19.

Matthew Spence and Vanessa Vongsouthi stand behind a sheet of PET plastic film, the breakdown target of their PETase enzyme.

Student profile | 21 Mar 2020

Breakin’ it down with plastic-degrading enzymes

Two PhD students are harnessing the power of an enzyme to break down plastic.

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