NEWS

IPCC: Emissions accelerate but window for savings still open

Published 14-Apr-2014
The latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) shows that global emissions of greenhouse gases have risen to unprecedented levels despite policies being implemented in some parts of the world to reduce climate change. Emissions rose faster between 2000 and 2010 than in each of the three previous decades.

Volunteers detect new species living in the midst of growth zone

Published 14-Apr-2014
Hidden in one of Australia's most developed and fastest growing areas lives one of the world's smallest freshwater crayfish species.

Fast train a low emission, feasible option for east coast routes

Published 14-Apr-2014
High speed rail linking Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane would reduce carbon emissions and provide a profitable and popular service, according to a research report released last week.

Fish in acidic ocean lose fear of predators

Published 14-Apr-2014
Research on the behaviour of coral reef fish at naturally occurring carbon dioxide seeps in Milne Bay, eastern Papua New Guinea, has shown that continuous exposure to increased levels of carbon dioxide dramatically alters the way fish respond to predators.

Health impacts of climate change: nurses look ahead

Published 07-Apr-2014
The Australian College of Nursing’s (ACN’s) concerns that severe climate events are having a significant impact on the healthcare needs of Australians were reasserted last week with the release of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Fifth Assessment climate change impact report, which details the affect climate change is having on people’s health in Australia and around the world.

Corals reveal effects of La Niña in the Pacific on Indian Ocean

Published 07-Apr-2014
A new study published in the international journal Nature Communications has revealed how Western Australia's coral reefs have been affected by changing ocean currents, rising sea surface temperatures and sea level variability.

Neither domestic dog nor wolf: dingo a distinct species

Published 07-Apr-2014
The dingo has been classified as a distinct Australian animal following research that sheds new light on its defining physical characteristics.

Pew report: who’s winning the clean energy race?

Published 07-Apr-2014
The clean energy sector now adds US$250 billion annual value to the world economy. For the past five years, the Pew Charitable Trusts group has been monitoring global investment trends to track the sector’s growth. The findings, just published, paint a fascinating picture of leaders and laggers in the ‘clean energy race’.