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A cosmic event captured by NASA.

New infrared telescope to help find Universe’s “hidden treasures” in real time

A new infrared telescope built by ANU will monitor the entire southern sky in search of new cosmic events as they take place.

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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.

Research story | 14 Apr 2020

ANU Science on Location: One Tree Island

When the boat finally passes into the One Tree Island lagoon, you breathe a sigh of relief. This tiny coral cay is where you will spend the next ten days.

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

Analysis and opinion | 8 Apr 2020

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.