climate change

Climate expert provides roadmap for Australia’s energy future

August 23rd, 2017

Australia could become the centre of the global renewable energy transformation, according to international climate expert Dr Bill Hare speaking at Murdoch tonight.

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Saltbush potential to mitigate carbon emissions

August 8th, 2017

New research from Murdoch University has investigated the potential for farmers to use a native Australian shrub to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions. Two papers have estimated the amount of carbon that could be stored in farmland across Australia and the use of digital imagery to cheaply and quickly measure this carbon.

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Backyard birds disrupted by climate change

July 10th, 2017

New research has shown that climate change is altering the delicate seasonal clock that migratory songbirds rely on to mate and raise young.

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National coverage: Effects of changing climate in south western Australia

February 7th, 2017

Murdoch scientists highlight dangers of climate change in the South-West.

Climate change in WA's south-west was discussed in depth on ABC Radio National’s Science Show, featuring views from a number of Murdoch University researchers, students and alumni.

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Murdoch student takes minivan to climate talks

December 20th, 2016

Hannah Sutton (second left) with Uppsala students on their way to COP 22

Two Murdoch University students gained a unique insight into the politics driving climate change mitigation by attending the recent COP 22 talks in Morocco.

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Is permaculture a key to combating climate change?

September 28th, 2016

David Holmgren

Co-founder of permaculture David Holmgren will present the 2016 Keith Roby Memorial Lecture about the enduring need for permaculture in our changing society.

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Climate change may cause rethink for Ningaloo protection

August 17th, 2016

Southern view of Ningaloo Marine Park

A new study of the World Heritage-listed Ningaloo Marine Park has found that further protection may be needed to shield the reef against the impacts of climate change.

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Penguin resilience to climate change investigated

August 2nd, 2016

Dr Belinda Cannell will investigate how resilient penguins are to climate change.

New research by Murdoch University will investigate the future of Rockingham’s beloved Little Penguins colony. Dr Belinda Cannell, who has been part of a long term study of the birds, will spend the next three years examining their resilience to coastal waters that have remained warmer than average since late 2010.

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Opportunity of a lifetime for two Murdoch students

July 28th, 2016

Dominic Rose and Samuel Edge, who are both completing a Masters degree in Public Policy and Management, were announced as the 2016 winners of the Mal and Karyl Nairn Global Voices Scholarship.

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New ‘hotter and drier’ warning for south west coastal regions

July 7th, 2016

Forest decline

New climate modeling has found that coastal regions of south west WA (SWWA) could be hotter and drier than previously predicted.

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