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$8m to flow to water-saving projects across Australia’s interior

$8m to flow to water-saving projects across Australia’s interior

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.
Merran White, AgInnovators, Published 1st Mar 2018
Home biogas: turning food waste into renewable energy

Home biogas: turning food waste into renewable energy

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.
Samuel Alexander, University of Melbourne (UoM), Published 15th Feb 2018
Pacific Island fish migrating to cooler seas

Pacific Island fish migrating to cooler seas

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.
Magali Reinert, SciDev.Net, Published 8th Dec 2017
European Commission gets serious about sustainable water use in agriculture

European Commission gets serious about sustainable water use in agriculture

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.
AgInnovators, Published 6th Oct 2017
Australia’s record-breaking winter warmth linked to climate change

Australia’s record-breaking winter warmth linked to climate change

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.
Andrew King, The University of Melbourne (UoM), Published 8th Sep 2017
Deakin Uni converts food waste into fertiliser

Deakin Uni converts food waste into fertiliser

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.
Merran White, AgInnovators, Published 8th Sep 2017
Bathurst farming family plants 16,000 trees to boost biodiversity

Bathurst farming family plants 16,000 trees to boost biodiversity

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.
Merran White, AgInnovators, Published 13th Jul 2017
Ancient soil pollution may threaten future food security, finds UNE scientist

Ancient soil pollution may threaten future food security, finds UNE scientist

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.
AgInnovators, Published 27th Jun 2017
Australia-China ag projects: apply for ACACA funding now

Australia-China ag projects: apply for ACACA funding now

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.
AgInnovators, Published 10th Feb 2017
Bugs on the Menu at the Environmental Film Festival

Bugs on the Menu at the Environmental Film Festival

In Bugs on the Menu, Canadian filmmaker Ian Toews explores the health and environmental benefits of adding more insect protein to 21st-century diets.
Ary Hoffmann, The University of Melbourne (UoM), Published 7th Oct 2016

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