Investigating Carbon Archives - Rivers of Carbon

  • Streamside forests top the scales for carbon storage

    Restoring forests is an important strategy for climate change management, and in recent years we have seen a global effort working towards forest restoration.  The carbon storage potential of forests, particularly streamside forests, is often overlooked.  In November 2018, however, researchers released findings following an intensive compilation and analysis of carbon storage data from 117 reports, […]

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  • What is the 4 per 1000 initiative?

    The ‘4 per 1000’ initiative is an international initiative launched in December 2015 – but still very relevant – that aims to demonstrate that agriculture and agricultural soils play a crucial role in ensuring food security and managing climate change. The ambition of the initiative is to encourage stakeholders to transition towards a productive, highly resilient agriculture, […]

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  • Australian soils play major role in global carbon sequestration

    Australia is one of ten countries that account for 60% of the 680 billion tonnes of carbon stored in the top 30cm of soil around the world. According to a major project launched late last year by the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations, action should be taken to protect these natural […]

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  • Are people willing to pay for the co-benefits of carbon farming like biodiversity, vegetation and wellbeing? Find out…

    Adopting carbon farming practices can lead to a loss in profit for farmers. So, is the public willing to pay for the co-benefits of carbon farming? Researchers from the University of Western Australia have estimated the public’s ‘willingness-to-pay’ for carbon farming, and the results of this work have implications for carbon-farming policies. Carbon-farming benefits Agricultural […]

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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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  • 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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  • Climate extremes impact fruit and nectar production… with consequences for the birds and mammals that depend on them

    The impacts of climate change on species are well-recognised and, in many cases, already happening. These impacts include shifts in species’ distributions and changes in productivity. These changes in productivity can be driven by longer growing seasons in mid to high latitudes, in response to increasing temperatures. Climate change however, is more than a shift […]

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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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  • 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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