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The parched Murray Darling

Analysis and opinion | 20 May 2020

It's official: expert review rejects NSW plan to let seawater flow into the Murray River

A major independent review has confirmed freshwater flows are vital to maintaining the health of the Murray River’s lower lakes.

Charred Australian landscape post bushfires.

News | 19 May 2020

New study shows wildfires increasing in size and frequency across Victoria

A new study has shown for the first time the full extent of the areas burned by Victorian bushfires over the past two decades.

Analysis and opinion | 14 May 2020

One cat, one year, 110 native animals: lock up your pet, it’s a killing machine

We know feral cats are an enormous problem for wildlife, but pet cats are wreaking havoc too.

Molly Folkard amongst ferns at the Botanic Gardens.

Student profile | 5 May 2020

Waste not, want not: Solving Australia’s food waste problem

As part of an internship at ANU, Molly Folkard has just made an important contribution to Australia’s food waste waste strategy – while still an undergraduate.

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Research story | 4 May 2020

Can’t go outside? Even seeing nature on a screen can improve your mood

Are you feeling anxious or irritated during the coronavirus lockdown? Do you constantly want to get up and move? Maybe you need a moment to engage with nature.

Prof Nerilie Abram holds up a coral core in the lab.

News | 1 May 2020

ANU and ABC partner to promote science for the public good

Scientists across Australia will get the chance to show the nation how their work is for the public good, under a new partnership between ANU and the ABC.

Child holding up rainbow painting

News | 23 Apr 2020

If this is an existential crisis, then why am I so hopeful?

We’ve entered a new reality. It’s not great, but it has something going for it: we don’t know how this one ends. Yet.

Ecologist, Kate Grarock.

Analysis and opinion | 18 Apr 2020

Nature is my happy place and I watched it burn. Now I need nature more than ever.

How does it feel when your 'happy place' is razed in the summer fires? And where do you go to from there?

A bettong being held by an outreach officer.

News | 17 Apr 2020

Untapped potential for animals to help reduce bushfire risk

A new ANU study has found that animals may be an "untapped" resource to help manage fuel loads for bushfires.


News | 15 Apr 2020

Health and environmental protections at risk during COVID-19

Health and environmental standards are at risk of manipulation by governments during the global coronavirus crisis, new research from ANU warns.

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