News: environment

Tropical and desert grasses may migrate further south

Two ecologists kneeling down, taking grass samples in Coffin Bay National Park.

The maximum summer temperature and the amount of rainfall in summer are the two climate factors that determine the type of native grass that grows in a region, Australian researchers have found in a recent study.

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Empowering events at Sustainability Week

A wind farm with a rainbow in the sky above.

The University of Adelaide’s 2022 Sustainability Week, which runs from Monday 22 August to Friday 26 August, is full of free events to foster positive discussions and practical sustainability on and off campus.

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Roadshow spotlights iconic marine animals

An underwater photo of a sea lion, taken by Carl Charter.

A team of researchers from the University of Adelaide are travelling across South Australia on a marine education roadshow to showcase the importance of First Nations’ Sea Country and marine parks as homes for invaluable species.

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Symposium grows urban mini forest knowledge

Edwina Robinson smiles amongst a mini forest in Canberra.

The Miyawaki Miniforest movement, which connects biodiversity and community, will be the focus of a two-day symposium that brings together experts from across the world.

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New role in future of Murray-Darling Basin

A bridge across the Darling River, trees are in the background with a blue sky above.

The University of Adelaide will play a key role in a new multi-million dollar collaborative research program set up to safeguard the environmental and commercial future of the Murray-Darling Basin.

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Ageing in place successfully could be all about where you live

Man takes in the view of Adelaide CBD

Research from the University of Adelaide has shown that neighbourhood characteristics – from the location of medical services and how much green space there is, to the number of people involved in volunteer activities - can have a significant impact on older people’s ability to age successfully at home.

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Premier recognition for mining and energy expertise

Roseworthy solar farm

The University of Adelaide’s mining and energy expertise has been acknowledged at South Australia’s 2021 Premier’s Awards in Energy and Mining.

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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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Roseworthy solar project powers up

Roseworthy solar farm

The University of Adelaide and the South Australian Government today celebrate the opening of the $7 million Roseworthy Solar and Energy Storage project, the largest in the University’s history.

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Water market price rise myth-busting

Hume Dam (formally Hume Weir) is the main supply storage and one of the two major headwater storages for the River Murray system.

Researchers at the University of Adelaide have tested claims of water hoarding and speculative behaviour in Murray-Darling Basin water markets and found no evidence of hoarding, or a clear source of speculative behaviour, driving water price rises.

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