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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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Latest COVID-19 detector dog research and trials underway at Adelaide Airport

Six dogs, including four Australian Border Force (ABF) detector dogs, one South Australian Metropolitan Fire Service (SAMFS) dog and one dog from the University of Adelaide (gifted by the ABF), have commenced research trials at Adelaide Airport to determine the feasibility of deploying dogs to detect COVID-19. The COVID-19 detector dog feasibility trials are a […]

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Megaproject threaten water justice for local communities

Urban megaprojects tend to be the antithesis of good urban planning. They have a negative impact on local water systems, deprive local communities of water-related human rights, and their funders and sponsors have little accountability for their impact. These are the findings of the Environment Institute’s Dr Scott Hawken from the School of Architecture and […]

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Grant success for life saving research into engineered stone associated silicosis

The emergence of engineered stone associated silicosis in Australia is an occupational health disaster with widespread impact on workers and the industry. The Australian Government committed to provide funding as a research investment into silicosis through the Medical Research Future Fund and the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) grant opportunity – Emerging Priorities […]

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EVENT: benefits of nature engagement for child wellbeing and learning

Join us for the Healthy Development Adelaide (HDA) event on the benefits of nature engagement for child wellbeing and learning. Date: Tuesday 15th June 2021 Time: 5:30pm – 8:30pm Where: Napier lecture theatre (102), Napier Building, 1st floor University of Adelaide (North Tce campus) Book Now: Eventbrite Amid increased urbanisation, and an increasingly digital world, […]

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Project Coorong’s World Wetlands Day Science Forum

Environment Institute members joined the Goyder Institute’s for Water Research Project ‘Coorong’s World Wetlands Day Science Forum’ held in Goolwa earlier this year. The Science Forum gave members of the local community the opportunity to hear about the research underway in the Coorong. Goyder Institute researchers’ shared their findings to date across the different components […]

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The risks to Australia of a 3°C warmer world – new report launched

Researchers at the University of Adelaide have joined a group from the National Academy of Sciences to show the importance of Australia revisiting climate change targets to stay well below a 2°C increase. This Warmer World Report synthesises the observed impacts of climate change on Australia and the risk to our future of the current […]

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EVENT: Join us at ‘Pints of Ideas’ to discuss the plastic pollution problem and solutions

Join the Environment Institute and Ecoversity to discuss the problem of plastic pollution. This inaugural Pints of Ideas event, is an environmental pub-talk series brought to you University’s Ecoversity program.The first session will explore ‘How big is the plastic pollution problem and what can we do about it?’ Hear about the solutions in research, policy […]

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Reducing artificial light at night may improve health

There is a growing body of evidence that exposure to green space is good for our health but a new study from the University of Adelaide has found that this may equally be due to how much light we are exposed to at night. Spending time in green space can improve depressive symptoms, obesity, and […]

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Environment Institute members shine with multiple ARC Discovery Projects funded for 2021

We are delighted to share the achievements of our members, with many receiving funding during the latest ARC Discovery Projects 2021 round 1. Congratulations to the efforts of our sensational team. Images shown are of Environment Institute members. Evolution and function of mammalian sex chromosomes. Professor Frank Gruetzner; Associate Professor Paul Waters; Professor Jennifer Graves; […]

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