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Environmental impacts on deaths under-reported

The number of deaths attributed to excessive natural heat in Australia is at least 50 times more than those recorded on death certificates, according to experts from the Australian National University (A.

Scientists unearth climate history of nation’s biggest river basin

Scientists believe they may have found an invaluable record of floods and droughts in the Murray-Darling Basin that could date back to 8,000 years ago. As Australia’s most politically and economically significant river...

Plan urgently needed to survive global risks

A new report is calling for humanity to urgently prepare a plan so our species can survive and thrive well into the future in the face of multiple catastrophic global risks. The report,...

Earth Day 2020

From plastic wrapping to takeaway coffee cups (which are being used more now while keep cups are off limits due to COVID-19 restrictions), the little ways our habits impact the environment can...

Lessons to tackle climate change in coronavirus response

An ANU environment expert says the global response to the coronavirus pandemic –which has overwhelmed health systems in many countries and smashed the world’s economies – offers a silver lining, with a...

Australia ‘ground zero’ for climate crisis: ANU

Australia is “ground zero” for what is a “climate crisis”, according to Professor Mark Howden from the Australian National University (ANU). The Director of the ANU Climate Change Institute said “there’s been much commentary...

Forget the climate

The new chancellor of the Australian National University, Julie Bishop is proud of the fact the world leading academic institution has 300 climate scientists. The former foreign minister is also proud that...

Bushfires a sign of ‘future climate extremes’

As Australians continue to assess the damage from bushfires across the country, attention has now turned to the ongoing debate about climate change and future climate extremes. Climate scientist and ACT 2019...