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National approach “urgently needed’ for smoke pollution

Experts are calling for an independent national expert committee on air pollution and health protection to be urgently established.

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News | 19 Feb 2020

ANU Council says we must act on climate change

The ANU Council has called for urgent action to address the growing challenge of climate change.

News | 12 Feb 2020

This is not a climate emergency. It’s much more serious

Australia is "ground zero" for what is in reality a "climate crisis".

News | 11 Feb 2020

Can a river sing? ANU researchers say ‘absolutely’

A remarkable new project led by ANU researchers will showcase the beauty of the Murray River, and help re-frame the discussion about the waterway's health.

Student profile | 11 Feb 2020

‘I realised I had a voice that adds value’: climate activist on her way to ANU

At the age of 18 Dhani Gilbert has a powerful voice, now she is headed to ANU to pursue ecology and science communication.

Analysis and opinion | 5 Feb 2020

Universities are key to meeting our climate change challenge

Australia's bushfires are the canary in the coal mine when it comes to climate change, writes Brian Schmidt. Here's how universities can act.

News | 31 Jan 2020

ANU gives koalas a home and care after bushfires

Koalas displaced and injured by Australia’s bushfires are being cared for and housed temporarily at ANU.

Analysis and opinion | 28 Jan 2020

Fire almost wiped out rare species in the Australian Alps. Feral horses are finishing the job

Populations of wildlife that the bushfires haven't already wiped out are threatened by thousands of feral horses trampling the land.

Analysis and opinion | 24 Jan 2020

Many of our plants and animals have adapted to fires, but now the fires are changing

The nature of our fires is changing rapidly, and the adaptation of our plants and animals won't be able to keep pace.

Satellite photograph of eastern Australia with plumes of smoke visible. Image: NASA

Analysis and opinion | 23 Jan 2020

Scientists hate to say 'I told you so'. But Australia, you were warned

Australian scientists warned the country could face a climate change-driven bushfire crisis by 2020. It arrived on schedule.

Analysis and opinion | 21 Jan 2020

Conservation scientists are grieving after the bushfires - but we must not give up

"So many of us are wondering: have lives spent furthering conservation been wasted?"

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