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Climate adaptation webinar coming to computer near you

The National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility are hosting a series of webinars to tackle issues in climate adaptation. Each webinar will feature two experts, and provide an opportunity for you, the viewer, to ask questions and join the discussion online. The webinars are free, but registrations is recommended: Trade, Aid and Tourism Under Climate Change […]

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New project to build climate resilience

The Goyder Institute has launched a new project in collaboration with the University of Adelaide and CSIRO to improve our resilience against climate change. The Climate resilience analysis framework and tools project will be spearheaded by Associate Professor Seth Westra. The project aims to help decision makers, planners and designers in adopting and implementing alternative climate change adaptation […]

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Professor Meyer finalist for SA Climate Award

The Environment Institute’s Professor Wayne Meyer has been announced as a finalist for prestigious SA Climate Award. The Premier’s Climate Change Counsil SA Climate Leader Awards celebrate the achievements of individuals and organisations who take action to address climate change in South Australia. Professor Meyer was announced as a finalist for the award in the Individual […]

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Media release: Increasing cost of natural hazards as climate changes

A new comprehensive study of Australian natural hazards paints a picture of increasing heatwaves and extreme bushfires as this century progresses, but with much more uncertainty about the future of storms and rainfall. Published today (Tuesday 8 November) in a special issue of the international journal Climatic Change, the study documents the historical record and projected […]

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EI members head to Marrakech Climate Change Conference

Governments from around the world will descend in Marrakech this week for the 22nd Conference of the Parties (COP 22) to tackle the issue of climate change. The Marrakech Climate Change Conference brings together the world’s governing bodies to strengthen the global response to the threat of climate change. The central focus of the conference is […]

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Media release: Temporary extinction reprieve for some frogs

Australian scientists have good news for frog conservation ─ there may be longer than expected time to intervene before climate change causes extinction of some species. The scientists used new methods for modelling the threat of climate change on frogs in tropical north-eastern Australia and showed that, at least for some species, there is likely […]

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eScience. Fuelling the Future

Carbon dioxide has an unquestionable role in climate change and yet, quantities of this greenhouse gas are steadily increasing. Humans emit more carbon dioxide than plants can absorb and therefore, finding new technologies to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere remains an important goal. Metal Organic Frameworks (MOFs) are a new type of material with […]

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eScience. Arise Squid Overlords!

Climate change often means doom and gloom for most species on the planet, but thankfully, the cephalopods are different. Squids, octopus and cuttlefish are increasing in population around the world, even as oceans warm and become more acidic. The secret to their success may come down to their evolutionary adaptability, which enables them to cope with […]

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Media Release: Climate change will see some males get sexier

A common marine crustacean has shown researchers that it’s all set to beat climate change – the males will get more attractive to the females, with a resulting population explosion. The University of Adelaide study is the first to show how mating behaviour could change under the warmer waters and more acidic oceans brought by […]

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Vodcast: “Testing the ocean bipolar seesaw” Professor Chris Turney

As part of the Sprigg Geobiology Seminar Series, Professor Chris Turney from the University of New South Wales presented a seminar on the 26th August, 2016 entitled “Testing the ocean bipolar seesaw: Using ancient New Zealand kauri (Agathis australis) to investigate the mechanisms of abrupt and extreme climate change” Abstract Contrasting Greenland and Antarctic temperature trends […]

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