Sustainability > Research & development

Cotton farmers undergo textile waste trial

27 March, 2023

Cotton farmers in New South Wales and Queensland have launched phase 2 trials to identify a scalable, long-term solution to the issue of textile waste in landfill.

Melbourne developing tool to combat rising temperatures

22 March, 2023

The City of Melbourne will develop a tool to map heat hazards and strengthen responses to extreme heat events.

Final warning for action on climate change issued

21 March, 2023

The IPCC Climate Change 2023: Synthesis Report has issued a final warning for the 2020s to act swiftly on climate change.

Climate change threatening global coffee supply, CSIRO finds

20 March, 2023

Research has found that global coffee production is facing major threats due to increasing and concurrent hazards fuelled by climate change.

Urban planner forecasts the future of Aussie cities

20 March, 2023

An award-winning urban planner provides insights into what our cities will look like over the next decade and the enhancements they will need.

UNSW Cities Institute appoints director

20 February, 2023

The Central City District Commissioner for the Greater Cities Commission, Peter Poulet, has been appointed Director of the UNSW Cities Institute.

Plastic waste could be upcycled to clean up waste

08 February, 2023

Plastic waste could actually be used to improve environmental sustainability by upcycling it into high-performance porous membranes for the chemical industry.

Dirt-cheap solution to soil pollution problem

15 November, 2022

A research team led by UniSA researchers has developed a cost-effective soil remediation technique that traps contaminants in a sponge-like filter.

Nowhere in Perth immune from unhealthy air, sensors reveal

14 November, 2022

Perth residents can now access data about the air they breathe, with analysis revealing nowhere in Perth is immune from unhealthy air.

Changing role of Australian CFOs

26 September, 2022

As companies place greater emphasis on Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) initiatives, business leaders in Australia have high expectations of their CFOs.

CSIRO unveils recycling-boosting technologies

17 August, 2022

As part of National Science Week, Australia's national science agency unveiled technologies that have been developed to improve recycling rates.

Safer solid-state batteries may be on the horizon

28 July, 2022

Deakin University researchers have developed a non-flammable electrolyte material for use in sodium batteries that is claimed to provide a safer and cheaper alternative to lithium-ion batteries.

Charging up crucial component for local battery industry

25 July, 2022

The Future Battery Industries Cooperative Research Centre has launched a cathode precursor plant in WA to help develop local battery technology.

Cool roofing the key to a cool future, research says

27 June, 2022

Analysis from the University of New South Wales has found that if cool roofing technology is widely applied that energy cost and temperatures could be reduced.

'Organic' rechargeable battery on the horizon

29 April, 2022

Scientists are a step closer to developing more sustainable batteries that could help to reduce reliance on lithium and cobalt.

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