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06 November 2019

World scientists declare climate emergency

A paper published in BioScience has outlined six steps humanity needs to take to reduce the impact of the emerging climate crisis. Dr Thomas Newsome, a co-author of the paper, says scientists have a moral obligation to warn of any great threat.
05 November 2019

Want some Christmas pork? Go local, avoid imports

This Christmas, Sydney experts urge all travellers to be vigilant with pork products to avoid the risk of introducing African swine fever.
27 September 2019

Troubled waters: experts comment on the drought and water policy

Australia is bracing for another hot, dry summer. With no respite in sight for drought-affected communities, what's the long-term solution for our chronic water shortage? University of Sydney experts weigh up the options and examine current policy proposals.
26 August 2019

Three finalists in India Australia Business and Community Awards

The India Australia Business and Community Awards celebrate the Australia-India relationship and honour entrepreneurship and community leadership.
09 August 2019

IPCC report on climate change and land: experts react

Experts from across the University of Sydney have warned that significant changes to the way we produce and consume food are needed if we want to save the planet from catastrophic climate change.
18 March 2019

World's oldest semen still viable

Artificial insemination using the world's oldest known viable semen has a successful impregnation rate in sheep equivalent to recently frozen samples, in research from Associate Professor Simon de Graaf and Dr Jessica Rickard.
12 February 2019

Insect population faces 'catastrophic' collapse: Sydney research

Dr Francisco Sanchez-Bayo has published a review of 73 studies into the decline of insect populations. The authors found the main drivers for species loss are intensive agriculture, pollution and climate change.
05 February 2019

Harvesting wild genes gives crops renewed resistance to disease

A new method to take genetic material from wild plants to boost the disease resistance of food crops is the outcome of an international collaboration.
30 January 2019

Study shows dangerous bee virus might be 'innocent bystander'

Research by Professor Madeleine Beekman means the Australian honey bee industry might need to rethink its approach to preparing for the arrival of the Varroa mite, which threatens local bee populations.
14 January 2019

ARC funding for food safety and in vitro blood vessel model

New sensors to detect contaminated food and in vitro development of human blood vessels are projects that have received funding through the federal government's ARC Linkage Project scheme.