Latest news Archives - Rivers of Carbon

  • Would you like to join Rivers of Carbon?

    Expression of Interests are now open for riparian landholders in the Wollondilly and Mulwaree catchments (NSW) wanting to work with Rivers of Carbon. EOI process open between 1st of September to 2nd of October 2017 What is Rivers of Carbon? Rivers of Carbon is a ‘people program’ that builds on years of scientific research into […]

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  • Communicating climate change: Focus on the framing, not just the facts

    This post is written by the impressive  Rose Hendricks  and taken directly from The Conversation appearing on the 6th of March we happens to be my birthday!  We have reproduced it here as we feel it encapsulates so much of what we try to do in Rivers of Carbon by making science accessible, relevant and meaningful to […]

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  • Scattered paddock trees – hot property for our threatened species

    Across our rural landscapes, paddock trees stand out as an iconic image, providing shade and shelter for livestock and maintaining the productive capacity of the land.  They also provide food, shelter and nesting sites for a large number of birds, bats, insects and small mammals.  A great project is underway in the South West of […]

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  • Carping at Christmas – A Community Conversation

    We are delighted to invite you to this fabulous event, which is part of the Rivers of Carbon – Southern Biodiversity Linkages Project. Date: Friday 9 December 2016 Time: 4.30-6.30pm (3.30pm how to fillet and cook carp, 4.30-6.30pm speakers, 6.30-7.15pm refreshments) Venue: Hall Pavilion, Hall Showgrounds, ACT Did you know that carp is the most […]

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  • Why do you want to mess it up and slow it down? A Rivers of Carbon Community Conversation

    When it comes to rivers, creeks and wetlands that support wildlife, store carbon, produce clean water and improve agricultural productivity, science suggests that streams should be ‘messy’ and highly variable.  The Rivers of Carbon team are hosting a conversation about this topic with local landowners, river management scientists and wildlife experts on Wednesday 26 October […]

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  • 2016 Riverprize Finalists Announced

    Three outstanding finalists from Spain and the United States are in the running for the 2016 Theiss International Riverprize. A big congratulations goes to the teams working in the Segura (Spain), Elwha (USA) and Niagara (USA) Rivers! The initiatives that have helped these teams reach the final stage are incredible. We thought that we would […]

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  • Rivers of Carbon – Yass District Linkages says thankyou to landholders

    In 2014 we were awarded a grant by the NSW Environmental Trust to restore habitat and connectivity along the Yass River.  This month we finish the project and held a morning tea for the landholders involved to say a big THANKYOU for being part of our project.  This photo shows the smiling faces of the […]

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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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  • Cooking Carp With Luke Pearce

    There has been a lot of press in Australia focusing on the possible release of the carp herpes virus as a way of managing the large populations of carp living in Australia’s waterways.  However, it is unlikely that the virus will be released anytime soon, and we need to start to think differently about this […]

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  • 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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