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Food for thought as China’s cities grow

Published in the ANU ‘Environment and Sustainability Fenner Research Highlights’, 2011. The growth of China’s cities is increasing wealth in the country, but it’s coming at a cost. The economic boom is forcing farmers to move aside and make room for city dwellers. Professor Xuemei Bai is investigating the impact of China’s unprecedented rate of … Continue reading

Saving homes, saving lives

Published in the ANU ‘Environment and Sustainability Fenner Research Highlights’, 2011. Bushfires are a natural part of the environment. They have a positive impact on many ecosystems, with plants having evolved to regenerate and reproduce around fire events. However, bushfires can also destroy homes and result in the loss of life. As human population density … Continue reading