• Park life

    Lachlan Gilbert     |      April 9, 2024

    Mature trees and residential gardens are disappearing from our ever-denser cities and suburbs, but a study comparing the remaining urban green spaces with natural areas reveals they’re contributing a lot more to ecosystems than previously thought.

  • Protecting migrant workers

    Lachlan Gilbert     |      June 9, 2023

    The federal government has heeded the recommendations by a coalition of 40 organisations including UNSW academics to introduce visa protections for migrant workers.

  • Fighting the other pandemic

    Lachlan Gilbert     |      October 18, 2022

    A study of viruses that affect amphibians and reptiles is increasing our knowledge of the viruses wiping out amphibian and reptile species in Australia and across the world.

  • Patents from the machine

    Lachlan Gilbert     |      June 1, 2022

    The day is coming – some say has already arrived – when artificial intelligence starts to invent things that its human creators could not. But our laws are lagging behind this technology, UNSW experts say.

  • Cutting the toll of migrant beach drownings

    Lachlan Gilbert     |      January 27, 2022

    Beach safety education needs to be better targeted at multi-cultural Australian migrant communities if drownings at the nation’s beaches are to be reduced.

  • Why the seas will keep rising

    Lachlan Gilbert     |      November 17, 2021

    The sea has been rising and falling for eons, but there is compelling evidence that carbon emissions from human activity is speeding the process along.

  • Marine heatwaves affect people too

    Lachlan Gilbert     |      October 23, 2021

    Marine heatwaves have led to major economic losses around the world, a new study shows – and researchers say we need global action to ease the impacts of extreme warming events on ocean life.

  • Wake up sheeple

    Lachlan Gilbert     |      September 24, 2021

    Information may be changing as quickly as the COVID-19 virus mutates, but being open and transparent about it fosters trust and social cohesion despite a flood of misinformation online.

  • The case for dedicated quarantine facilities

    Lachlan Gilbert     |      June 5, 2021

    The Federal government has just announced it will help fund the building of a quarantine facility in Victoria, and UNSW academics wonder why it has taken this long.

  • Saving the mountain pygmy-possum

    Lachlan Gilbert     |      May 24, 2021

    The critically endangered Pygmy Mountain-possum will soon be bred and acclimatised to conditions in Lithgow with a view to releasing them into a temperate lowland environment.

  • Parliament needs a code of conduct with sanctions, not more inquiries into sexual harassment

    Lachlan Gilbert     |      March 3, 2021

    We already know what to do to stop sexual harassment from ruining lives and careers of women working at Parliament. We just need to do it.

  • Sea level data confirms climate modeling projections

    Lachlan Gilbert     |      February 17, 2021

    Projections of rising sea levels this century are on the money when tested against satellite and tide-gauge observations.