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Under the federal government’s Interim Great Artesian Basin Infrastructure Investment Program, a cool AU$8 million will flow to projects conserving water across regional and remote parts of NSW, Queensland, SA and NT – with NSW projects first off the block.
Home-produced biogas is a promising technology that could “provoke a ‘domestic green energy revolution – if we let it”, contends Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute Research fellow Samuel Alexander, who trialled it in his household.
Many Pacific Island countries and territories will lose 50 to 80 percent of marine species by the end of the 21st century if climate change and global warming continue unchecked, reports a new study published in the November issue of Marine Policy.
With pressure on this key resource increasing, the EC has committed to implementing short- and long-term actions to increase water-use efficiency by its ag sector.
Winter 2017 in Australia was finer and drier than usual, with average daytime temperatures the highest on record, resulting in greater risk of summer bushfires. Uni of Melbourne Climate Extremes Research Fellow Andrew King warns this could be a sign of things to come- which is not-so-fine news for farmers.
An innovative food-waste-conversion system trialled by Deakin University researchers in partnership with CSIRO, local and industry councils could save hundreds of tonnes of GG-emitting organic waste from landfill a year. The trial program also netted the uni a finalist’s spot in the upcoming Green Gown Awards Australasia.
Livestock farmers and Landcare participants Graeme and Wendy Ross have planted 16,000 trees and 3,000-odd seedlings on their 800-hectare property, boosting biodiversity, providing native habitat and sheltering their sheep and cattle.
The early findings of UNE researcher Dr Matt Tighe, who’s been measuring the long-term effects of copper smelting at sites in central Thailand that date back 3,000-4,000 years raise troubling questions about the longevity of soil pollutants and the threat they may pose to future food security.
Planning a project or trade mission that boosts agricultural trade and knowledge exchange between Australian and China? You may be eligible for thousands of dollars in funding under the Australia-China Agricultural Cooperation Agreement Programme.
In Bugs on the Menu, Canadian filmmaker Ian Toews explores the health and environmental benefits of adding more insect protein to 21st-century diets.