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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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Regenerating Australia screening and Dynamic Statement release event

Last Wednesday evening the University’s Ecoversity and Environment Institute partnered to host the screening of Regenerating Australia, as part of Sustainability Week 2022. The event began with a Smoking Ceremony at the Kaurna Learning Circle by Uncle Fred and Alex from Wirltu Yarlu Aboriginal Education at the University.  Attendees then moved to the lecture theatre for the […]

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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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Researchers respond to the IPCC’s report that human activity is undeniably heating the planet.

The world’s leading climate scientists at the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change – IPCC, have warned that the prospect of limiting global warming to 1.5C will be out of reach within 12 years at current rates of greenhouse gas emissions. The latest 2021 report has indisputably confirmed that human activity is heating the planet, causing […]

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Averting disaster with UNHaRMED software

It’s an unsettling prognosis. Driven by climate change, population growth and economic development, natural hazards —such as the recent bushfires in Australia and the US, heatwaves in Europe, and floods in Japan—will in coming years become an even bigger threat. They will occur more frequently and with greater intensity. One will ‘cascade’ into another more […]

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The Time is Now – new collaborative journalism project on climate change and fire

Professor Bob Hill is a featured expert on News.com.au Time is Now is a new collaborative journalism project on climate change and fire. The series included articles, myth busters and videos and has already had a fantastic reaction on Twitter and from other sectors of the media including Media Watch (last two minutes), The Drum, Mumbrella and BandT). […]

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Media Release: Our researchers featured in The Advertiser about the Kangaroo Island fires

As the smoke clears, scientists and engineers at the University of Adelaide are “firing debate” about how best to manage bushfire risk in an increasingly hostile climate. Fresh shoots are sprouting from blackened gums and grass trees are green after recent rain on Kangaroo Island, offering hope that life will rebound in time. Associate Professor […]

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VIDEO: Research Tuesdays – Firing Debate

This has been a bushfire season without precedent. As the world looked on horrified, our country burned. More than 11 million hectares have been reduced to ash, over 30 lives lost, thousands of properties destroyed, and wildlife decimated. Now, as the smoke finally clears, the natural question is: what can, and should, we do differently […]

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PUBLIC SEMINAR: Students introductory PhD seminars on marine environments

Curious. Cutting-edge. Community. For our Series One, we’re exploring global problems and local solutions. Join us as we explore the impact of our behaviour on marine environments. Two of our PhD students will present their cutting-edge research, backed by some of our world-leading experts in marine biology. Date: Friday 14th February 2020 Time: 3:00 pm […]

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