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Rebirth of the Bilby

Easter in Australia involves not only the ubiquitous chocolate bunnies and eggs but also the native Bilby. Since the 1990s chocolate bilbies have been appearing on in Australian shops around Easter time. These Easter Bilbies are an Australian alternative to rabbits, which in Australia are considered invasive pests and cause extensive damage to native species […]

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Attention Students: Bush For Life Training Workshop on Monday 12 April

Register your interest to attend a Bush For Life Training Workshop for university students. Trees For Life are holding a Bush For Life Training Workshop on Monday 12 April for university and TAFE students interested in becoming environmental volunteers. This introductory Bush For Life Workshop is designed to introduce participants to the principles of bush […]

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Water Wednesday Forum – Podcasts Now Available

Water Wednesday forum “Is storm water flowing to sea really wasted?” now available as podcasts. The Water Research Centre presented a special forum on 24 March as part of its Water Wednesday series, entitled: “Is storm water flowing to sea really wasted?” Speakers addressed topics of alternative water sources, where storm water fits in the […]

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Reflecting Waters: Presentation by Visiting Professor

Visiting Prof. Georg-Christof Bertsch to present a seminar on inter-disciplinary and inter-cultural urban design projects. Georg-Christof Bertsch is a visiting professor of Design Management at the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem, a visiting lecturer at Istanbul Technical University and a Honorary Professor at the Academy of Art and Design in Offenbach am […]

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Clean Water for a Healthy World, World Water Day 2010

March 22 is World Water Day, 2010’s theme is “Clean Water for a Healthy World.” It is estimated that one is six people on the globe do not have access to clean drinking water, this is about 1.1 billion people whose water supplies are contaminated and unsafe to use. “More people die from unsafe water […]

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Inaugural Meeting of CET Advisory Board

The Centre for Energy Technology (CET) has held the first meeting of its Advisory Board, chaired by the former Premier of South Australia, The Hon. John Olsen AO. The Advisory Board brings leading practitioners from industry, government agencies and research together to provide advice to the Centre on strategic initiatives, contribute to long term planning […]

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Is storm water flowing to sea really wasted?

A Water Wednesday forum will be held on March 24 to discuss: “Is storm water flowing to sea really wasted?” This special forum will be presented by the Water Research Centre at the University of Adelaide on March 24, 2010. Concerns about drought and water restrictions have heightened awareness of water spilling from storages when […]

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William Laurance in Adelaide

William Laurance is visiting The University of Adelaide 29- 31 March, and is speaking at two free public events. William Laurance is a leading conservation biologist who has worked internationally on numerous high-profile threats to tropical forests—in the Amazon, Central America, Africa, and Australasia. A highly prolific scientist, to date he has published five books […]

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James Hansen “After Copenhagen” seminar – podcast now available

James Hansen “After Copenhagen: Looking for Real Solutions” seminar is now available on podcast. To view the complete set visit the Environment Institute’s website. The Government of South Australia, in association with the Environment Insitute, presented James Hansen- “After Copenhagen: Looking for Real Solutions.” The event was held at the Adelaide Convention Centre. James Hansen […]

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New findings on Tassie Devil DNA

Scientists from Sydney Uni have discovered a population of Tassie Devils in NE Tasmania may be resistant to the deadly Devil Facial Tumor Disease (DFTD). Associate Professor Kathy Melov says that more than 70% of Tasmania’s devil population has been affected by the disease, however a population in the northeast of the state are genetically […]

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