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Ocean and wind changes cause Antarctic sea ice drop to record low

Warmer ocean temperatures and unusual wind patterns have contributed to a record decline of sea ice levels in Antarctica, Monash research has found.

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Climate scientists shed new light on what causes intensified warming

New international research involving Monash University shows intensified surface warming in Canada, Siberia, Alaska and in the Arctic Ocean relative to global mean temperature rise.

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The wonderful world of wetlands and their resilience to climate change

A worldwide study shows that while wetlands are under increasing threat from global warming, rising sea levels and human population density, they're remarkably resilient – and Australia's are faring better than most.

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Fighting plastic pollution and making plastic fantastic

A Dutch design student's idea to repurpose plastics on a small scale has become an initiative that's spawned a growing global community.

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Are public transport plans for Monash and Tullamarine airport on track?

The long-touted links to Tullamarine and Monash have again been revived, but questions remain over the plans.

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New ‘artificial selection’ research findings signal threat for marine environments

A new study by Monash biologists has provided fresh insights into the long-standing questions of why animals are of the size they are and what happens when we artificially induce a change in their size.

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Debris from the 2011 tsunami carried hundreds of species across the Pacific Ocean

When a foreign species arrives in a new environment and spreads to cause some form of economic, health, or ecological harm, it’s called a biological invasion.

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New Peruvian whale fossil discovery sheds light on whale lineages

A new study led by a Monash biologist has provided fresh information on the origin of one of the major baleen whale lineages, which helps to connect living whales with their deep evolutionary past.

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Fake news and god’s wrath: extreme hurricane politics in the US

The devastating scenes of destruction and flooding in the Bahamas and the southern states of the US have captivated the world for many weeks now.

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