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Research story | 21 Dec 2021
From tracking down hard-to-find owls to protecting bats, there’s nothing Zorro the detection dog can’t do.
Student profile | 20 Dec 2021
“It’s funny,” recent graduate Jonah Lafferty says, “but often the things you do just to give them a go, they end up being the things that interest you the most.”
Media release | 12 Nov 2021
With the eyes of the world on COP26, researchers from The Australian National University (ANU) say the broader environmental and social implications of extreme emission reduction schemes need to be taken into account.
Analysis and opinion | 11 Nov 2021
The 'Ringo Starr' of birds is now endangered: here’s how we can still save our drum-playing palm cockatoos
Australia’s largest parrot, the palm cockatoo, is justifiably famous as the only non-human animal to craft tools for sound. They create drumsticks to make a rhythmic beat. Sadly, the “Ringo Starr” of the bird world is now threatened with extinction – just as many other parrots are around the world.
Analysis and opinion | 3 Nov 2021
At the United Nations climate summit in Glasgow, more than 90 nations signed a global pledge led by the United States and United Kingdom to cut methane emissions. However, Australia was not among them.
Media release, News | 3 Nov 2021
Australia needs to overhaul how overabundant kangaroos are managed, rather than letting them starve or be culled as pests, according to an expert from The Australian National University (ANU).
Media release, News | 27 Oct 2021
Agriculture experts from The Australian National University (ANU) have teamed up with government bodies and NGOs in sub-Saharan Africa to improve irrigation schemes and boost crop production.
Analysis and opinion | 25 Oct 2021
Australia’s stumbling, last-minute dash for climate respectability doesn’t negate a decade of abject failure
Prime Minister Scott Morrison is poised to announce Australia will adopt a target of net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. The pledge is long overdue – but the science tells us 2050 is about a decade too late to reach net-zero.
Student profile | 12 Oct 2021
PhD researcher Jess Hargreaves digs out coral skeletons to understand how rainfall patterns in the South-East Indian Ocean region have changed over time.
Analysis and opinion | 28 Sep 2021
Technologies to harness the power of water are touted as crucial for a low-emissions future. But over many decades, the hydropower industry has caused serious damage to the environment and people’s lives.
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