Groundwater exploration can be achieved at much lower cost and with less invasive procedures thanks to a new passive technique being championed by UNSW engineers.
Only one third of the world’s longest rivers (over 1,000 kilometres in length) remain free-flowing, and these are restricted to remote regions in the Arctic and the Amazon and Congo basins, according to a paper published in Nature. The findings demonstrate how human activity disrupts…
Snails could stop freshwater invertebrate populations from recovering, even after the stream habitat has been restored. That’s why a University of Canterbury (UC) student has spent much of her summer creating snail baskets.
Scientists are asking people to check their rainwater tanks, after new research revealed unsealed and damaged tanks could expose millions of Australians to the risk of mosquito-borne infectious diseases like dengue fever.
Growing up in the Ba Province of Fiji gave University of Auckland PhD student Sivendra Michael a first-hand appreciation of how climate change is destroying Pacific communities.
Climate change could affect occurrences of diseases like bird-flu and Ebola, with environmental factors playing a larger role than previously understood in animal-to-human disease transfer.
The first plan for conserving the river Nile’s highly threatened biodiversity has been developed by a University of Queensland-led team.