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  • Farming carbon as our future crop?

    We recently read this thought provoking article in The Conversation about how storing carbon could become part of a viable and productive farming system, we thought you might enjoy it too so have summarised the key points: Currently, there are several competing forces putting pressure on Australian agricultural land. A growing global population is placing […]

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  • How is the state of our climate, and how can we respond with optimism and not despair?

    The World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) recently released a statement on the Status of the Climate in 2015, highlighting the concerning trends in the changing climate that have continued into 2016.  Unfortunately some of the changes reported include the following: Ocean Heat and Sea Level: Large areas of the world’s oceans, particularly in the central and eastern Pacific […]

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  • Managing your land for the future: resilience and adaptation for climate change forum

    Want to know more about the predicted impacts of climate change in the Murrumbidgee region?  Then get along to this forum being held on the 18th and 19th of March.  Climate change adaptation experts, landholders and community representatives will be sharing their knowledge and responses to the shifting seasonal patterns and more extreme droughts and […]

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  • What is the best way to protect us from climate change? Save our ecosystems.

    When we think about climate change, we often think about building new infrastructure to keep the sea from lapping at our doors, or engineering new ways of moving water through drying landscapes, but in an insightful article James Watson and Tara Martin point out that if we look after our planet’s ecosystems they will look […]

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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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  • 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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  • Overview of Government statement on greenhouse emissions

    David Salt, Editor of the excellent Dbytes e-newsletter provided an overview of responses to the Govenment’s statement on greenhouse emissions. He says: I don’t normally include responses to Government announcements on environmental policy but it’s interesting in this instance to see the near simultaneous release of a range of responses to the Government’s pronouncement from […]

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  • Latest Decision Point Newsletter explores all things ‘offsets’

    The August edition of the excellent newsletter Decision Point, edited by my friend David Salt, is taking  a critical look at biodiversity offsets – their pros, cons, strengths and weaknesses. Decision Point is the newsletter of the Environmental Decisions Group that contains some of the world’s leading researchers in the field of biodiversity offsets.  This edition provides […]

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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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  • Do tree mixes stack up to monocultures in carbon plantings?

    The developing carbon market has created incentives to plant forests that offset carbon emissions. But what types of forests should we plant? Will monocultures of fast-growing trees like those used in the timber industry maximize carbon storage or is there another option? Our research team has been particularly eager to explore this question in relation […]

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