News: climate change

Solving the disappearance of bears and lions with ancient DNA

Grizzly bear

An international team of researchers led by the University of Adelaide, suggest a change in climate is the likely cause of the mysterious disappearance of ancient lions and bears from parts of North America for a thousand years or more prior to the last Ice Age.

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Australian and UK universities to bridge the international divide and tackle global challenges together

The new agreement between the University of Adelaide and the University of Nottingham will bridge the distance between the two institutions

Academics in Australia and the UK are joining forces as part of a major new international partnership that will see them collaborating on solutions to some of the world’s most pressing challenges including global food security, climate change and health.

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Ocean acidification and warming disrupts fish shoals

Caesio teres in Fiji by Nick Hobgood

Researchers from the University of Adelaide have found that the way fish interact in groups is being upset by ocean acidification and global warming.

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Flawed climate change targets miss the mark

Thermometer

According to new research from the University of Adelaide the 2050 target to reduce climate change emissions is too little and too late.

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Project models ammonia fertiliser supply chain impact

Decentralised fertiliser production

Two models of the supply chain of green fertiliser from producers to farms is the focus of a project by University of Adelaide students. Their models show emissions caused by the supply chain and highlight that fertiliser must be manufactured closer to where it is consumed.

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Industry lead appointed HILT CRC CEO

HILT CEO Ms Felicity Lloyd

Ms Felicity Lloyd has been appointed as the new CEO of the Heavy Industry Low-carbon Transition Cooperative Research Centre (HiLT CRC).

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Bushfire blaze raises bee extinction forecasts

The golden-green carpenter bee (

The number of threatened Australian native bee species is expected to increase by nearly five-fold after the devastating Black Summer bushfires in 2019-20, according to new research.

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Experts focus on hydrogen production tech

Hydrogen production

Experts from around the world will meet to discuss the latest technology and developments in the hydrogen sphere at a virtual international forum convened by the University of Adelaide this week (14-16 September).

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New method to detect impact of sea level rise

Emily Leyden in the field

University of Adelaide scientists have developed a new simple, inexpensive and fast method to analyse sulfur isotopes, which can be used to help investigate chemical changes in environments such as oceans, and freshwater rivers and lakes.

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Slowing the sugar rush to yield better grapes

Researcher collects sample grapes in the vineyard

One of the many challenges for grape growers posed by climate change is the accelerated rate at which grapes ripen in warmer climates, which can result in poor colour and aroma development.

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