November 2015 - Rivers of Carbon

  • Bee informed: Quick pollination facts about our most important pollinators

    Great article from Corey Bradshaw’s excellent blog ‘Conservation Bytes’ If bees were to disappear, humans will disappear within a few years. Albert Einstein I find it interesting that so much is said about bees (including here on this blog), yet many of the ‘facts’ that one hears mentioned in any variety of news sources, public […]

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  • Climate change and extreme weather: understanding the link

    The CSIRO’s Ecos Newsletter had this interesting article written by Virginia Tressider to share…. “One weather event is not climate change,” is the explanation commonly heard following an extreme weather event. This helps put the event in context since climate and weather are not the same thing. Usually we view climate change as long-term trends […]

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  • The national outlook is bright and in our hands

    A ground breaking report has found that Australia is well placed to secure prosperity over the coming decades despite the challenges of an uncertain and possible resource constrained future. However this prosperity is not a given – instead Australia’s future will be shaped by innovation and technology uptake and the choices we make as a […]

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  • Research into nest boxes – what works, what does not

    Darren Le Roux and colleagues have been investigating nest boxes for hollow-nesting birds and have some interesting results to share… Large trees support unique habitat structures (e.g. hollows) that form over centuries and cannot be provided by small trees. Large trees are also declining in human-modified landscapes worldwide. One restoration strategy gaining popularity involves adding […]

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  • The Feather Map of Australia

    Australia’s wetlands operate on a boom and bust cycle, when they flood they can attract thousands of waterbirds, when they dry, the birds disappear, only to return with the next flood. The Feather Map of Australia project aims to work out where the birds come from and where they go after the flood. The Feather […]

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  • Feeding a Hungry Nation: Climate change, food and farming in Australia – new Climate Council report

    Lesley Hughes and Will Steffan are the authors of a new Climate Change Report that provides an update on climate change, food and farming in Australia… The price, quality and seasonality of Australia’s food is increasingly being affected by climate change with Australia’s future food security under threat, our new report has revealed.  Australia’s food […]

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  • Useful carbon sequestration decision tree to help landholders

    Western Local Land Services (LLS) Rangeland Carbon Conference was held in Cobar on the 28th and 29th of October. A couple of key questions from this conference were, which methodology can I use on my property and what impact does the income have on my tax return?   Vegetation and sequestration projects generate abatement by […]

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  • Priorities for effective feral cat management released

    Predation by feral cats is one of the greatest threats facing Australia’s unique and irreplaceable fauna. Australia’s leading feral cat researchers and managers met at the 2015 National Feral Cat Workshop to determine how to effectively protect our native fauna through feral cat management. Feral cats are a major driver of extinction of Australian native […]

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