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Bushfire and the challenge to respond to new levels of environmental risk

Bushfire and the challenge to respond to new levels of environmental risk

There have been terrible bushfires this summer across southern Australia – and they are still going. Part of the reason for this disaster is the unprecedented climatic conditions that the country has been facing, including record hot and dry conditions.

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We forget the lessons of past disasters at our own peril

We forget the lessons of past disasters at our own peril

In the context of the terrible fires facing the nation, the telling reflection that “Those who do not remember the past are doomed to repeat it” has salience.

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Understanding the true impact of bushfires on our Koala population

Understanding the true impact of bushfires on our Koala population

The recent bushfires have been, and continue to be, devastating for affected communities.

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Pregnant women should take extra care to minimise their exposure to bushfire smoke

Pregnant women should take extra care to minimise their exposure to bushfire smoke

Smoke haze from Australia’s catastrophic bushfires is continuing to affect many parts of the country.

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Harnessing low cost, sustainable, activated carbon from waste

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In what is believed to be a world-first, an Adelaide-based start-up has developed a new, low cost, sustainable method of producing activated carbon.

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Intelligent machines to support, not replace, doctors

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Artificial intelligence and medical machine learning are constantly evolving, however researchers at the University of Adelaide don’t expect these technologies to replace medical doctors any time soon.

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Urban rainwater harvesting in 'smart' south Asian cities

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Urban South Asia needs water—a lot of it, and while most of this water comes from over-extraction of groundwater and interbasin transfers, the future ability to rely on these resources is now in question.

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Preventing biodiversity change with natural laboratories

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With our support, the International Panel for Climate Change has now documented the effects of global climate change on every biome on earth.

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Newstart debate must focus on people, not politics

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Economic researchers at the University of Adelaide are urging politicians to address the issue of the Newstart Allowance with maturity, and consider increasing it by as much as $120 per week.

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Emergency communication in a digital world

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Enhancing information flows and strengthening communication systems for use during emergencies can save lives, according to researchers at the University of Adelaide.

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