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We helped fill a major climate change knowledge gap, thanks to 130,000-year-old sediment in Sydney lakes

Plants capture around half the carbon we emit by burning fossil fuels, making them a crucial part of mitigating climate change. But carbon is often released back into the atmosphere when plants die, decompose and eventually turn into dirt. Carbon is only permanently removed from the atmosphere if it’s stored in sediments that accumulate at the bottom […]

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Tropical and desert grasses may migrate further south

The maximum summer temperature and the amount of rainfall in summer are the two climate factors that determine the type of native grass that grows in a region, Australian researchers have found in a recent study. A rise in global temperatures due to a change in climate may lead to tropical and desert grasses growing […]

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Housing design for older South Aussies under the spotlight

University of Adelaide researchers will investigate the quality of housing for older South Australians to improve their wellbeing and resilience to extreme weather. People at least 65 years old and who live independently in the Charles Sturt, Playford, Salisbury, Port Adelaide Enfield and Murray Bridge council areas are invited to take part in the study. […]

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Come and see us at the Royal Adelaide Show!

The current climate crisis makes us aware of the need to be resilient to ensure self-sustainment of the global economy and supply chain, particularly our food supply chain. To demonstrate this to the public, the School of Chemical Engineering and Advanced Materials and the School of Architecture and Built Environment at the University of Adelaide […]

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Pints of Ideas: Youth Agency on Sustainability

In a world so deeply damaged, is sustainability relevant? What power do individuals actually have to enact change? How can communities evolve to be resilient and adaptive to the climate crisis? These questions and more were discussed at Tuesday’s Ecoversity-hosted event, “Pints of Ideas: Youth Agency on Sustainability“, just one of the events held at […]

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Ocean warming threatens richest marine biodiversity

An international team of scientists led by researchers from the University of Adelaide has revealed that rates of future warming threaten marine life in more than 70 per cent of the most biodiverse-rich areas of Earth’s oceans. “Our research shows that locations with exceptionally high marine biodiversity are the most exposed to future oceanic warming, […]

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Grape Growers Adapting to Climate Shifts Early

A recently published article emphasises the importance of strong cooperative approaches to managing our water resources. Wine grape growers are among those who are responding fastest as their crop is extremely sensitive to weather and climatic shifts. Growers have had to learn quickly how to adapt to safeguard their industry including pruning for better canopy management, growing cover […]

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Ecologists launch off-the-chart data analysis service with OUTLIER

The delivery of specialised ecological and environmental data services through the University of Adelaide has been streamlined through the creation of OUTLIER, a new unit aimed at providing statistical support to industry and government. For many environmental monitoring projects, statistical analysis of data collected ends up being done in the final hour, haphazardly or with […]

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Re-examining residential risk as climate change intensifies

While stories about the stoic community response to the devastating Queensland and New South Wales floods might be inspiring, according to University of Adelaide researcher in geography, environment and population, Associate Professor Douglas Bardsley, the reality of global warming requires that we confront the human and economic costs head-on. “The notion of the once in […]

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EVENT: Electric Dreams: Anthropocene in C Major featuring Professor Melissa Nursey-Bray

How can art empower us to tackle the climate emergency? When: Saturday 19th February, 8pm & Tuesday 22nd February 2022, 7pm Where: SA Museum Book now: Electric Dreams: Anthropocene in C Major Jamie Perera, an artist that uses sound to deconstruct objects and data in ways that create provoking experiences for listeners and Professor Melissa Nursey-Bray, […]

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