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OPINION: What killed Australia's megafauna?

<b>THROUGHOUT THE ICE AGE</b> that characterised our planet for much of the last two million years, mainland Australia, Tasmania and New Guinea formed a …

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More Murray-Darling Basin consultation begins - ABC Rural - ABC News

Efforts are underway to create a strategy for managing constraints in the Murray-Darling Basin.<p>Constraints exists throughout the Murray-Darling …

First state signs up to Murray-Darling Basin Plan - ABC Rural - ABC News

Victoria has become the first state to sign up to the Murray-Darling Basin Plan.<p>Premier Dennis Napthine signed an agreement with the Commonwealth …

The Australian Greens have launched a new national independent biosecurity authority that they say will give greater protection against pests and diseases that are threatening Australia’s agricultural sector and environment.

The Greens have launched a new national independent biosecurity authority that they say will give greater protection against pests and diseases that …

Updated biosecurity strategy for Tasmania - ABC Rural - ABC News

The updated biosecurity strategy launched today relies on stronger partnerships with the Tasmanian rural sector.<p>Primary Industries Minister Bryan …

Holes in NSW biosecurity plan, says ISC

ISC chief executive Andrew Cox said reduced staff and resources, the failure to adopt biosecurity targets and the absence of a plan to tackle …

Fears NSW trying to weaken river deal

SOUTH Australia is being urged to sign the Murray-Darling Basin agreement as soon as possible, amid fears a recalcitrant NSW is trying to undermine …

Basin Plan roll-out | Murray-Darling Basin Authority

Environment News - ABC News

With fewer than 40 left, the red handfish is known as the world's rarest but scientists in Tasmania are celebrating the discovery of a second …

VFF lauds Vic Govt's basin plan efforts

The Victorian Farmers Federation (VFF) says the State Government has done a good job negotiating the terms of the Murray-Darling Basin Plan.<p>Victoria …

International water management research centre

(Actual location may differ)<p>Water efficiency, food security and environmental sustainability will be the focus of a new joint research centre between …

Can city farms feed a hungry world?

There will be billions more hungry people in 2050. Growing our food on vertical farms or under radical new lighting systems may be key to ensuring they have enough to eat.<p>What’s for dinner? For that matter, what’s to eat, full stop? In a few decades time, that second question may become pressing. …

Aquaponics

Effects of Global Warming

Global warming is expected to have far-reaching, long-lasting and, in many cases, devastating consequences for planet Earth.<p>Global warming, the …

Climate Change

Arguments from Global Warming Skeptics and what the science really says

Global Warming & Climate Change Myths<p>Here is a summary of global warming and climate change myths, sorted by recent popularity vs what science says. …

Climate Change

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Debate: For and against climate change

For: There is a conclusive body of evidence to support the existence of manmade climate change<p>By Peter Landon<p>Speaking as a palaeoclimatologist, …

Causes of Global Warming

Earth's climate has always been in a state of flux, according to data gleaned from the geological record, ice core samples and other sources. …

How Urban Agriculture Is Revitalizing Local Economies

The rooftop at 810 Humboldt Street in Brooklyn is much different from other buildings; it is home to a 15,000 square-foot hydroponic greenhouse that produces over 100 tons of food per year. The greenhouse, built and operated by New York-based company, Gotham Greens, is supplying year-round …

Urban Agriculture