A Periodic Table of Food for better health globally
Environment Institute Blog » Climate Change
by Leah
1w ago
University of Adelaide researchers are contributing to a global effort to quantify the makeup of the world’s food supply, enabling data-driven solutions to human and planetary health challenges such as biodiversity loss, climate change and malnutrition. The Period Table of Food Initiative (PTFI) is led by nine Centres of Excellence around the world, all collaborating ..read more
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EVENT: Earth Jam! at the UniBar next month
Environment Institute Blog » Climate Change
by Belinda
1M ago
On the evening of Saturday 10th February the University of Adelaide’s UniBar will come alive in a youth-focused evening for our living world aimed at amplifying and uplifting the South Australian youth voice. The event, hosted by Nature Conservation Society (NCS) and proudly supported by the Environment Institute and Human.Kind Studios, will showcase some of ..read more
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ARC Discovery Project Success for Environment Institute
Environment Institute Blog » Climate Change
by Belinda
4M ago
A big congratulations to these Environment Institute members for their ARC Discovery Project successes this week, collectively totalling almost $2.4 million in grant funding.  With a success rate of only 16%, these are great achievements. Associate Professor Damien Fordham, Theme Leader of the Climate and Biodiversity Theme in the EI and also from School of ..read more
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Ocean acidification research is robust despite ebbs and flows
Environment Institute Blog » Climate Change
by Leah
5M ago
A new objective examination of almost a quarter-of-a-century of ocean acidification research shows that, despite challenges, experts in the field can have confidence in their research. The University of Adelaide’s Professor Sean Connell from the Ecology and Evolutionary Biology unit led the study. “In our field, the marine science community was galvanised by the demonstration of ..read more
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EVENT: “A Symposium on Human-Nature Connection in the Anthropocene” – 20th November, 2023
Environment Institute Blog » Climate Change
by Belinda
5M ago
The Environment Institute and Jane Goodall Institute Australia are excited to be co-hosting this youth symposium. Don’t miss this incredible opportunity to broaden your understanding of the human-nature connection in the Anthropocene. You are invited to this thought-provoking symposium, where we will explore the intricate relationship between humans and nature. This event promises to be enlightening and ..read more
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UPCOMING EVENTS: Nature Festival 2023
Environment Institute Blog » Climate Change
by Belinda
5M ago
Are you ready for Nature Festival 2023? ? The Environment Institute is excited to collaborate with leading experts and thought leaders at this year’s Nature Festival. Across five events we will explore South Australian nature – current trends, identify critical barriers, and local and state opportunities. Find out more about our events below. This series ..read more
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Climate change is reducing global river water quality
Environment Institute Blog » Climate Change
by Belinda
5M ago
A review of almost 1000 studies on the effects of climate change and extreme weather events on rivers around the world has found an overall negative effect on water quality in rivers globally. An international team of experts, including scientists from the University of Adelaide and led by Utrecht University in the Netherlands, reviewed 965 ..read more
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Microbial solutions to soil carbon sequestration
Environment Institute Blog » Climate Change
by Belinda
7M ago
The potential of soil to capture and store carbon dioxide (CO2), known as carbon sequestration, has been proposed as a compelling mitigation strategy to help address climate change. Agriculture is the primary supervisor and benefactor of global soil carbon stocks. It has an important role to play in developing practices that reduce the physical disturbance ..read more
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Extreme Heat and Health Adaptation Team announced as finalist in 2023 Eureka Prizes
Environment Institute Blog » Climate Change
by Leah
7M ago
Congratulations to the Extreme Heat and Health Adaptation Team announced as finalists in the Aspire Scholarship Eureka Prize for Excellence in Interdisciplinary Scientific Research category in the 2023 Australian Museum Eureka Prizes.  The Australian Museum Eureka Prizes are the nation’s premier science awards, celebrating achievement across a broad spectrum of science, from environmental to innovative technologies, citizen ..read more
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New Australian laws for ‘engineering’ the ocean must balance environment protection and responsible research
Environment Institute Blog » Climate Change
by Belinda
8M ago
The Australian Labor government has introduced a bill to regulate “marine geoengineering” – methods to combat climate change by intervening in the ocean environment. The bill would prohibit listed marine geoengineering activities without a permit. Scientists are already experimenting with ways to store more carbon in the ocean or shield vulnerable ecosystems. They include ocean fertilisation and ..read more
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