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What is a 1 in 100 year weather event?

Flood photo by sandid, pixabay

People living on the east coast of Australia have been experiencing a rare meteorological event. Record-breaking rainfall in some regions, and very heavy and sustained rainfall in others, has led to significant flooding.

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Primary school sting nets new wasp species

Ramco Primary School with their Malaise insect trap. Photo supplied by Ramco Primary.

Four primary schools in regional South Australia have discovered and named new species of wasps as part of a new citizen science project led by the University of Adelaide.

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Success for sciences in industry-linked ARC grants

Associate Professor Rachel Burton and PhD Student Kendall Corbin visiting the Agave plantation in Queensland

The University of Adelaide has been awarded more than $3.6 million in industry-linked grants by the Australian Research Council (ARC) for important research that will attract a further $1.8 million in support from industry.

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Why are our rivers running drier?

Yarra River by Mick Stanic https://www.flickr.com/photos/splatt/320325510/ (CC BY-NC 2.0)

Researchers demonstrate that climate change is responsible for the changes in the flow and water volume of rivers globally.

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Green space or light at night – how do we improve health?

Waite campus aerial photo

New research questions whether the health benefits of green space exposure may in part be a result of avoiding light at night.

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Researchers bust myths on water market price rise

Water Research Centre News - Hume Weir NSW

University of Adelaide researchers have found no evidence of water hoarding, or a clear source of speculative behaviour, driving Murray-Darling Basin water price rises.

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Scientists support the recovery of Adelaide Hills wildlife

Yellow-footed antechinus - Cherry Gardens bushfire

Wildlife ecologists are helping the recovery of habitat devastated by the recent Adelaide Hills bushfire, which is home to endangered species and wildlife.

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Scientists using online tools to track illegal wildlife

Phill Cassey at the CENTRE FOR INVASIVE SPECIES SOLUTIONS innovation showcase

University of Adelaide researchers are using new surveillance tools to identify the illegal trade of exotic animals and plants.

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Off the chart: Spatial scientists celebrate research awards

PhD Candidate Angus Retallack, Prof. Megan Lewis, Dr Ken Clarke, and Dr W. Boone Law with APSEA awards

Top honours for innovative and collaborative research by two of University of Adelaide’s leading spatial scientists.

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High CO2 to slow tropical fish move to cooler waters

Moorish idol - a coral reef species extending its ranges into temperate Australia under climate change. Image credit: Ericka Coni

Ocean acidification predicted under continuing high CO2 emissions may make cooler, temperate waters less welcoming to tropical fish.

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