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Yes, it’s rocket science: Australia needs eyes in space to monitor our tinderbox landscape

As climate change worsens, bushfires are likely to become more intense and frequent. We must find new ways of managing bushfires to prevent catastrophic events. Satellite data can help in this task.

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As climate change worsens, bushfires are likely to become more intense and frequent. We must find new ways of managing bushfires to prevent catastrophic events. Satellite data can help in this task.

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29 Aug 2017

Science is important but moves too fast: five charts on how Australians view science and scientists

90% of Australians feel science has made life easier. But we're a complex nation when it comes to the finer details of how we view science and scientists.

13 Jun 2017

The three-minute story of 800,000 years of climate change with a sting in the tail

This short video puts recent climate change and carbon dioxide emissions into the context of the past 800,000 years.

26 May 2017

Scientists urged to keep rare species habitat secret

Researchers at ANU are calling for location data to be withheld from research publications to help protect some rare and endangered species.

23 May 2017

World better off without US in global climate agreement – ANU expert

A climate policy expert at The Australian National University (ANU) says the world would be better off if the US withdraws from the global climate agreement

21 Apr 2017

Nuclear options need to be in the energy mix - expert guide

A symposium of energy experts has called for a national discussion on nuclear options, including mining, power generation and waste storage

1 Feb 2017

Leadbeater's Possum faces extinction if logging continues

Victoria's faunal emblem the Leadbeater's Possum and other species will become extinct within about 30 years unless clear-fell logging stops in Victoria's Mountain Ash forests, new research based on 30 years of monitoring the forests has found.

23 Jan 2017

Things fall apart: why do the ecosytems we depend on collapse?

People collapse, buildings collapse, economies collapse and even entire human civilizations collapse.

20 Jan 2017

Victorian sawmill needs to transition to plantation

Researchers at ANU have called for the transition from native timber harvesting to plantation forests with the biggest mainland sawmill in Australia under threat of collapse.

31 Oct 2016

No Lyme disease in Australia, new research finds

Lyme disease cannot be contracted in Australia and patients should not be treated with antibiotics for so-called Lyme-like diseases, new medical research has found.   

17 Oct 2016

Energy security in need of review - expert forum

Australia's energy security needs to be reviewed in the face of new threats from climate change, cyber hacking and greater complexity in the energy system, an expert forum hosted by the ANU Energy Change Institute and Engineers Australia has found.

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