World-first bushfire hazard detection system aiming to save lives, property and environment

The University of Queensland and Google have launched a new partnership to develop a world-first bushfire hazard detection system that issues...

Royal Mint announces pioneering pilot to recycle precious metals

In a world first, the Royal Mint in the UK has announced a partnership with Canadian startup Excir to retrieve and...

Climate change worsens rural Alaska’s bridge maintenance problem

Permafrost is melting in Alaska, the fastest warming state in the United States, putting the structural integrity of its bridges at...

New tools seek to mitigate global flood risk

Flood disasters devastate communities and cause long-lasting economic damage every year. In July 2021, extreme rainfall in Europe, the Chinese province...

Why is the global supply chain in crisis?

Logjams at ports, soaring petrol prices, product shortages, parcels taking weeks to arrive ... Welcome to the 2021 global supply chain...

Electric vehicle wireless-charging technology sparks moves in US and New Zealand

Michigan is set to develop the first wireless-charging pilot program in the US. Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer has announced a plan...

What ancient cities can teach us about surviving climate change

A new study examining the fate of ancient Khmer and Mayan cities that collapsed in periods of intense climate variability warns...

US rethinks fire-management strategies following two years of catastrophic fires

In the wake of successive catastrophic fire seasons, US authorities are considering new strategies in fire management. Forest fires in the...

China’s global infrastructure push puts nature and Indigenous communities at risk

More than 60 per cent of China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) development projects present some risk to wildlife or Indigenous...

New Zealand to fund projects diverting construction waste from landfill

The New Zealand Government is funding a series of initiatives to reduce waste from construction and demolition through its Waste Minimisation Fund. 

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