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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Novel use of underwater video for research

    What is going on underwater?  It is always good to look at what is happening around Australia and our Tropical colleagues are coming up with innovative ways to look at above and below the water line. TropWATER is using video applications across a wide range of projects to develop an understanding of tropical freshwater, estuarine […]

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  • Wetlands support threatened species

    Image of Yellow Water, Kakadu National Park, Photo by S. Stuart-Smith.   Wetlands are important for supporting threatened species. Australia’s wetlands are home to a diverse range of species, including plants, birds, fish, frogs, reptiles and mammals. Many of these species rely on wetlands for their survival, especially during important life cycles stages such as […]

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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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  • El Niño explained…

    The Bureau of Meteorology has developed a new infographic (<a href="http://www check out this site.bom.gov.au/climate/enso/images/El-Nino-in-Australia.pdf” target=”_blank”>click to view) and video (shown below) that explains how El Niño might affect us. In early May, the Bureau declared that El Niño has developed for 2015. While the impacts of El Niño on Australia vary from one event to another, previous […]

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