Environment & Climate Change

The Reef 2050 Long-Term Sustainability Plan

The Great Barrier Reef is a precious natural treasure, enjoyed and appreciated by Australians and by visitors from around the world.

23 March 2015

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Climate Change: Science and Solutions for Australia

Climate Change: Science and Solutions for Australia

A new book promises to help inform business, government, and the community about the many issues that need to be addressed in response to climate change.

7 April 2011

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Mapping Aussie plant and animal life online

Mapping Aussie plant and animal life online

A new website is giving unprecedented access to information on every known living organism in Australia. Best of all, they want your help.

18 March 2011

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Mapping plankton pathways in the Southern Ocean

Mapping plankton pathways in the Southern Ocean

They might be small, but plankton and krill may hold answers to some of the vital questions on Antarctic ecosystems.

23 December 2010

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Extreme Climate Science in Antarctica

Extreme Climate Science in Antarctica

Forget sun, sand and surf, this summer almost 125 scientists are leaving the warmth behind and heading south for ice, snow and frosty winds.

16 November 2010

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What lurks, crawls and swims beneath? The first ever marine census has the answers

What lurks, crawls and swims beneath? The first ever marine census has the answers

Counting sheep might put you to sleep, but counting fish has proved to be one of the largest global scientific collaborations in history.

8 October 2010

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Buildings go green for sustainability

Buildings go green for sustainability

Celebrating everything from sky high grass roofs all the way down to underground heating systems, World Green Building week has begun and is raising the profile of sustainable buildings around the globe.

20 September 2010

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Delayed action increases risk of dangerous climate change

At a time when governments are struggling to adopt climate legislation, the Chief Scientist for Australia, Professor Penny D Sackett, said continued delays in reducing carbon emissions could ultimately contribute to the dangerous impacts of global warming.

7 May 2010

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Since 1998, global temperatures have dropped. Is this a sign that global warming has stopped?

Since 1998, global temperatures have dropped. Is this a sign that global warming has stopped?

In 1998 the world saw its hottest year on record up to that point, as measured by average global air temperatures. This has led some to falsely conclude that world has stopped warming ever since. Global warming has not stopped. Read on to find out the facts.

25 January 2010

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Which plants store more carbon in Australia: forests or grasses?

Which plants store more carbon in Australia: forests or grasses?

Since carbon dioxide is an important greenhouse gas, one strategy that can partially combat global warming and climate change is to increase the amount of carbon stored in plants. Read on to find out whether forests or grasses are the better carbon store.

15 December 2009

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