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Eric Mazur’s “Confessions of a converted lecturer”

Eric Mazur’s seminar “Confessions of a converted lecturer” is now ready as a podcast. Download the podcast here. The seminar was sponsored by the Centre for Learning and Professional Development. In the seminar Professor Mazur spoke about how changing his approach to teaching significantly improved the perfomance of his students. “I thought I was a […]

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“Protecting Environmental Flows in Western US” ICE WaRM seminar 28th January

David Pilz presents “Protecting Environmental Flows in the Western US” a free seminar hosted by ICE WaRM The International Centre of Excellence in Water Resources Management (ICE WaRM) is proud to host David Pilz as the keynote speaker at a free seminar on: “Protecting Environmental Flows in the Western US: A Story about Cowboys, Indians, […]

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‘From Plains to Plate’ Conference, February 10-13 2010

‘From Plains to Plate’ Conference, February 10-13 2010 ‘From Plains to Plate’ will bring together community, business and government to discuss the issue of strengthening South Australia’s food systems in the face of intensifying environmental, social and economic challenges. Speakers from a range of fields will discuss how local producers and successful government policies and […]

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Tom Blees in Australia.

Tom Blees the author of “Prescription for the planet”, will be in Australia in February. His book the “Prescription for the planet” presents a solution to the world’s energy and environmental crises. Tom is also the president of the Science Council for Global Initiatives, a new international Non-Governmental Organisation, creating the framework for the global […]

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Environmental Flows for the River Murray.

148 gigalitres of water has been promised to South Australia by the New South Wales Government. In addition the Federal Government has purchased 20 gigalitres for environmental flows. The water will be used to help the ailing lower lakes and delays the decision to build a weir at Wellington. The Institute’s Mike Young has said […]

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Congratulations Barry!

Barry Brook has passed a major milestone with his ground breaking blog Brave New Climate. In one and a half years his blog has now had over half a million hits and is growing by the day… follow the link and join the debate. bravenewclimate.com

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ConservationBytes.com now listed as one of nature’s blogs

ConservationBytes.com is now listed as one of nature’s blogs. Corey Bradshaw’s blog site ConservationBytes.com has recently been added to the list for Nature.com blogs, a site where you can find some of the latest information, news and posts about science. Click here to keep up to date with the latest on Corey’s blog, or go […]

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“Meltdown”, episode 4 of Hot Cities, is now live on the Rockhopper website.

“Meltdown”, episode 4 of Hot Cities, is now live on the Rockhopper website. Water security is one of the most pressing issues around the world particularly in the face of climate change. If average global temperatures rise by only a few degrees most of the world’s glaciers will all but disappear, leading to floods and […]

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Mike Young talks about rights to flood waters

The Institute’s Director, Professor Mike Young was on the front page of today’s Australian, talking about water rights. The recent floods in NSW have caused over 300 gigalitres of water to enter into the Murray- Darling system providing relief for drought ridden communities and river ecosystems downstream. Who has rights to this water is another […]

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Mike Young interview on ABC News tonight at 7pm

View Mike Young’s interview on ABC News tonight at 7pm about the decision to retain floodwaters interstate http://tiny.cc/ynIt0 Professor Mike Young will appear on the ABC News tonight commenting on the NSW Government’s decision to retain floodwaters within the state. Follow this link to the ABC News website to view the story. Professor Young has […]

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