July 2015 - Rivers of Carbon

  • Rivers of Carbon: Rivers of Life at the Zierholz

    The Institute of Applied Ecology and University of Canberra recently held a water seminar and pub night, where Siwan Lovett and Lori Gould presented an overview of the Rivers of Carbon approach, highlighted the principles and science upon which it is based, as well as discussed why this type of project is needed to meet […]

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  • Stopping new pasture varieties becoming tomorrow’s weeds

    Hundreds of the invasive plant species that now inflict major environmental and economic damage in Australia were originally developed and distributed as pasture species. What a perverse outcome. What’s worse, we don’t seem to have learnt from these mistakes. Agricultural weeds cost Australia an estimated $4 billion every year, and the environmental damage is thought […]

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  • Measuring and managing landscape carbon

    Photo by John A. Kelley, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service If this photo is used in a publication, on a web site, or as part of any other project, please use the provided photo credit. This photo may not be used to infer or imply USDA-NRCS endorsement of any product, company, or position. Please do […]

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  • El Niño explained…

    The Bureau of Meteorology has developed a new infographic (<a href="http://www check out this site.bom.gov.au/climate/enso/images/El-Nino-in-Australia.pdf” target=”_blank”>click to view) and video (shown below) that explains how El Niño might affect us. In early May, the Bureau declared that El Niño has developed for 2015. While the impacts of El Niño on Australia vary from one event to another, previous […]

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