Environment

 
 
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Fuelling the fire

The Stand | Nov 2018

Seasonally earlier and more intense fires are the face of climate change, warn ecologists. It’s time now to take control and cut emissions into the atmosphere as our forests are resilient – to a point.

Every last drop

The Stand } July 2018

What if the coming shortage is not of water, but of storage? If so then we need to rethink how we capture, store, treat and recycle this most precious of resources.

On the front line of sea level rises

The Stand | July 2018

Globally, our seas are rising, but what do we stand to lose locally and what if our best defence is already in place?

Penguins are curious creatures and a daily but welcome interruption to research in Antarctica (Image: Darren Koppel)

Penguins are curious creatures and a daily but welcome interruption to research in Antarctica (Image: Darren Koppel)

What it takes to do research in Antarctica

The Stand | March 2018

“They say one of the things you miss the most is your sense of smell. There’s no vegetation, no flowers or pollen – but there is the smell of fishy penguins.”

Immerse yourself

The Stand | July 2017

Ten metres below the surface of the ocean there is a point of neutral buoyancy where a diver no longer floats toward the surface but hovers, suspended, before descending deeper still. It’s a place Michael Adams has been many times before.

A team works to remove a discarded fishing net from Chilli Beach, Cape York (Image: Clean Coast Collective)

A team works to remove a discarded fishing net from Chilli Beach, Cape York (Image: Clean Coast Collective)

Abandoned ghost nets are exacting a toll on our marine life and more

SBS Science | Nov 2016

Here's what abandoned fishing equipment is doing to our north-eastern waters.

Cool Aussie renewable energy projects you probably haven't heard about 

Sbs science  |  oct 2016

Buoys that make electricity from ocean waves, and mirrors that help grow tomatoes in the desert.

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Great white pointless revenge  

lateral magazine  |  aug 2016

The first reaction to a shark attack is often a call for culling - but this practice is controversial for good reason.

Further reading

EYE ON The Sky | UOW Impact Makers Magazine | Sept 2018

ticking, buzzing time bombs  |  Lateral Magazine  |  April 2017

 

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