May 2016 - Rivers of Carbon

  • Are algal blooms the new norm for Australia’s major rivers?

    Are toxic algal blooms the new norm for Australian rivers? Are we really ready for them to be recurrent on the Murray River? More importantly, what do these frequent blooms say about how we manage water in Australia, especially as we start to see the impacts of climate change on our environment? For much of […]

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  • Come and join us at the Rivers of Carbon workshop, Australian Stream Management Conference 2016

    The Rivers of Carbon team is really looking forward to seeing you at the Australian Stream Management Conference in the Blue Mountains, 31st July to 3rd August.  We are excited to be presenting a half day  workshop where we will  share the approach of (1) Managing Rivers (2) Valuing People and (3) Sharing Knowledge. Rivers of Carbon on-ground […]

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  • How can we manage habitat fragmentation better?

    Human altered landscapes are having a big influence on animals. As our populations grow and develop, we expand, changing habitats to the detriment of some species. In a recent article entitled How often, how far, how risky and how biased? researchers from the University of Queensland discuss some important factors to consider in the development […]

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  • Climate change: must we, can we, will we change?

    Here at the Australian River Restoration Centre, we love TED talks. We think that they are a great way to share ideas and be inspired. This one is a fascinating look at climate change. In it, Al Gore presents ‘A Case for Optimism on Climate Change’. He poses three questions that will determine the future […]

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  • Super planting day at Scottsdale Reserve

    It was a grey, rainy and cold day as we set off on Mother’s day to plant trees at Scottsdale Reserve, a Bush Heritage Australia property, 74kms north of Canberra on the Murrumbidgee River.  We joined a small, but hardy group of volunteers dedicated to restoring river corridors.  Our planting was part of the Rivers […]

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