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Himalayan glacier shows evidence of start of Industrial Revolution

Human activity contaminated glacier long before people arrived, study shows.

10 Feb 2020 Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

Scientists warn of sustainability crisis as relentless and excessive mining of sand is impacting environment and threatening lives

Researchers focused on the Mekong River – a 1km wide sand-bedded river in Southeast Asia.

15 Jan 2020 Nature Sustainability

Going big with marine conservation

A market-based approach with appropriate incentives can enable necessary large-scale marine conservation measures.

12 Jan 2020 Nature Sustainability

Dismal math results can’t be ignored

Effective mathematics education was a cornerstone of the nation’s economic future.

17 Dec 2019

UBC declares climate emergency and moves forward on two key divestment initiatives

Work underway now adds to the university’s Climate Action Plan developed in 2010.

16 Dec 2019

Eureka! Stories from the goldfields brought back to life 165 years on

The book draws on thousands of fictional stories published in newspapers at the time.

11 Dec 2019

Climate change and the threat to global breadbaskets

Researchers looked at the risk of simultaneous breadbasket failures due to climatic extremes, and how the risk has changed over time.

9 Dec 2019 Nature Climate Change

Economic status cues from clothes affect perceived competence from faces

People living in poverty face a persistent disrespect by the rest of society.

9 Dec 2019 Nature Human Behaviour

As farmers protest, ANU experts offer stark water warning

Researchers warned of a grim summer for the rivers of the Murray Darling Basin, and the people, flora and fauna that rely on it.

6 Dec 2019 The Conversation

Atmospheric river storms create $1 billion-a-year flood damage

Researchers calculate damages caused by weather phenomenon in the West over 40-year period.

4 Dec 2019 Science Advances

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