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Project: Climate Crisis


In desperate time, scientists explore desperate measures

In desperate time, scientists explore desperate measures

February 16, 2020

Marine scientist Charlie Veron discovered many of the world's corals. Now he's planning for their loss, setting up a 'coral ark'. Report from the National Climate Emergency Summit 2020.

Bolt from the blue: Tasmania’s incendiary new reality

Bolt from the blue: Tasmania’s incendiary new reality

February 12, 2020

As the planet warms, the forests of Tasmania’s ancient wilderness become increasingly vulnerable to wildfire. Unpicking cause and effect of this incendiary era has become an urgent mission for fire researchers and fire fighters.

Gone to ground, or gone for good?

Gone to ground, or gone for good?

February 7, 2020

A quest to find the critically endangered Desert Rat Kangaroo continues in the central Australian desert. Chris Johnston tells how the fate of the elusive creature brings a group of dedicated ‘desert walkers’ together across the centuries.

Flying under the radar: the truth about bees and food

Flying under the radar: the truth about bees and food

February 7, 2020

Claims that bees are declining across the globe and endangering the future of our food crops are appearing with increasing frequency. But are we really about to run out of bees – and therefore, food? AJ Macpherson investigates

Bushfire Crisis: where nothing is left

January 16, 2020

A walk-through of scorched bushland near Kangaroo Valley in NSW, shows that in some places, there's no trace left of our iconic wildlife.

How Indigenous burning could address the extreme bushfires of our changing climate

How Indigenous burning could address the extreme bushfires of our changing climate

January 9, 2020

As Australia’s east coast faces months of severe bushfires, Indigenous Australians are calling for revival of long-held traditions to reduce fire fuels.

A land of droughts, flooding rains and shame campaigns

A land of droughts, flooding rains and shame campaigns

December 23, 2019

In 2018, the people of Cape Town anxiously approached “Day Zero”, when the trickle of its water supply would dry out. Are there lessons for Australia in how it pulled through that crisis?

Asthma on the rise in Lake Macquarie

Asthma on the rise in Lake Macquarie

December 6, 2019

The NSW Lake Macquarie region, 150 kilometres north of Sydney, has seen an inexplicable rise in the number...

Climate change rallies the young

November 29, 2019

The issue of climate change has consumed the minds of young people around the globe. The Global Climate...

Feeling the heat: producers and consumers facing up to climate change

Feeling the heat: producers and consumers facing up to climate change

November 29, 2019

A warmer, drier climate means we will have to think carefully about where and when we can buy fresh farm produce.

Madrid: The climate fight’s new arena

Madrid: The climate fight’s new arena

November 27, 2019

With Madrid hosting the next round of intergovernmental climate discussions, IPCC contributor Prof. Peter Newman breaks down who and what is on the agenda.

How the west got hot

How the west got hot

November 26, 2019

In January last year, Penrith hit 47.3 degrees Celsius and was – for a matter of hours – the hottest...

University student journalism from Australia, NZ and the Pacific.
Project: Climate Crisis