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7 Jan 2023
African elephant numbers have dropped from about 26 million in the 1800s to 415,000 today. Due to their unique physiology, African elephants need hundreds of...
8 Dec 2022
Three exemplar Fenner educators received nominations for Vice Chancellors Awards - making The Fenner School the most nominated for education excellence of any...
4 Dec 2022
Hydropower is rapidly expanding in the Himalayan region of South Asia, with the International Energy Agency projecting that India’s installed hydropower will...
2 Nov 2022
Described as an "environmental despot", Jair Bolsonaro's election defeat has been welcomed by climate change scientists and activists.
1 Nov 2022
Southeast Australia’s bushfire crisis culminated in the devastating bushfire season of 2019 and 2020 that burnt nearly 25 million hectares of bush.
28 Oct 2022
The Conversation: Money for dams dries up as good water management finally makes it into a federal budget »
A story from the early days of the Abbott government still circulates in the halls of Parliament House.
31 Aug 2022
Two parallel major new donations from HVP Plantations and the Kloeden Foundation, established by ANU Forestry graduate Adrian Kloeden and his family, enable...
17 Aug 2022
Fenner in the News - Drought, bushfires and beetles: The climate-related trifecta threatening Australia's iconic snow gums »
Snow gums (Eucalyptus pauciflora) thrive in cooler, wetter conditions. But as temperatures warm, these iconic trees are being threatened by drought, fire and...
26 Jul 2022
The Conversation: ‘Building too close to the water. It’s ridiculous!’ Talk of buyouts after floods shows need to get serious about climate adaptation »
Written by Tayanah O'Donnell, Honorary Associate Professor, Australian National University, first published in The Conversation. Republished with...
22 Jul 2022
Scientists hope the belated listing of fires as a threat to forest species can stop the destructive use of hazard-reduction burning. By Karen Middleton.
22 Jul 2022
A penguin farm in the Australian desert: a thought experiment that reveals the flaws our in environment laws »
To any informed reader, the idea of farming cold-ocean seabirds in the Australian desert is mind-numbingly silly. But this hypothetical idea helps us better...
21 Jul 2022
Experts say city’s expansion has put more people at risk because homes are being built on flood-prone land.