Researchers at UniSA have developed a cost-effective technique that could deliver safe drinking water to millions of vulnerable people using cheap, sustainable materials and sunlight.
Shifts in climate and market uncertainty may hamper how effective tree-planting is as a climate-crisis solution. New Zealand researchers, with others, used modelling to explore how diversifying forest management could reduce risks over time from both climate change and the volatility of the forestry market.
The study, published in Nature Geoscience, produced a global model mapping pollution risk caused by 92 chemicals commonly used in agricultural pesticides in 168 countries.
With tropical fish and other marine creatures already shifting south along Australia’s east coast, a new global study involving a USC ecology researcher has confirmed a drop in species numbers in the warming waters near the equator.
A University of Melbourne led study has established how plants use their metabolism to tell time and know when to grow – a discovery that could help leverage growing crops in different environments, including different seasons, different latitudes or even in artificial environments and vertical…
UNSW and The International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) have launched the world’s first Global Typology of Ecosystems, the first-ever comprehensive system for classifying and mapping all ecosystems on Earth based on both their functions and composition. The typology allows for more coordinated…
Making cheese leaves a lot to chance as a batch could be ripened for months or even years before a problem is discovered, which could send a prized batch of cheddar to be sold off cheap as an ingredient for processed cheese.
A new study, led by researchers from The University of Western Australia and scientists and expert plant breeders from Limagrain is set to revolutionise the future of wheat production, with three genes identified that will enable the breeding of hybrid wheat crops that promise higher…