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Further funding support for Darrieus wind turbine project

The Darrieus wind turbine project supervised by CET researcher Dr. Maziar Arjomandi has gained further support with Parsons Brinckerhoff becoming a co-sponsor. The Mechanical Engineering final year project named ‘The design, build and test of a highly-efficient, smart Darrieus wind turbine’ has received $2000 in sponsorship from Parsons Brinckerhoff to go with $10,000 and a […]

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Free Public Seminar with Hugh Possingham – Why Monitor the Environment?

Free public event with Hugh Possingham on Tuesday May 18 at the University of Adelaide. Professor Hugh Possingham is currently the Director of the Ecology Centre at The University of Queensland. Hugh has over 290 publications, 5300 Web of Science citations and a lab of 32 students and staff. Work from his lab helped stop […]

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Franz Litz “Prospects for Coordinated Global Action to Tackle Climate Change” seminar – podcast now available

Franz Litz “Prospects for Coordinated Global Action to Tackle Climate Change” seminar is now available on podcast. Franz Litz is a Senior Fellow with the Washington, DC-based environmental think tank, the World Resources Institute. Franz leads WRI’s climate change work with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and at the state and provincial levels in North […]

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What makes locusts swarm?

Locusts are invading South Australia, what is it that turns the simple solitary cricket into these ravaging swarms of locusts? Professor Steve Simpson from the University of Sydney has been studying the behaviour of crickets and has found that crowding and touching crickets on certain parts of their bodies turns them into locusts. To find […]

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Research Tuesdays – Professor Corey Bradshaw – Tuesday 11 May

Professor Corey Bradshaw to present at next Research Tuesdays at The University of Adelaide. Professor Corey Bradshaw, Director of Ecological Modelling at The Environment Institute, will be presenting the next installment of Research Tuesdays, presented by The University of Adelaide. Corey’s talk entitled ‘A World of Hurt: The true global death count of environmental degradation’ […]

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New CET Petratherm Funding

CET Petratherm funding makes a combined geothermal/solar energy power station closer to reality for SA. A combined geothermal/solar energy power station for South Australia is a step closer to reality thanks to new funding from the State Government. The project is being pioneered by Professor Gus Nathan, Director of the Centre for Energy Technology at […]

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“Four in 40″ Series – Wayne Meyer podcast now available

The podcast of Wayne Meyer’s 10 minute presentation for the “Four in 40″ series is now available. “Four in 40″ is a collaboration between The University of Adelaide and the Department of Water, Land and Biodiversity Conservation (DWLBC). Four speakers each speak for 10 minutes on their research and its implications for policy (and vice […]

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Conservation jobs with the Environment Institute

Two conservation jobs have become available with the Global Ecology Group at the University of Adelaide. This Australian Research Council-funded Discovery Project seeks to determine whether functional forms of spatially explicit population dynamics are generalisable across taxa with similar attributes and range limiting factors. By considering the effects of multiple interacting factors (biotic and abiotic) […]

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2010 Southern Adelaide Innovation Forum

The Southern Adelaide Economic Development Board is opening their annual Innovation Awards on April 29. Held in the Ridley Pavilion at the Wayville Showgrounds the forum inlcudes presentations by inspiration speakers, breakout workships and the 2010 Southern Adelaide Innovation Awards. There are three awards, Innovation in a Product, Innovation in an Environmental Product or Service […]

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Are biofuels really a green alternative?

There is the potential for biofuels, biodiesel and bioethanol produced from organic products, to provide all of our energy needs, but are they really a green alternative? Traditionally biofuels are produced from farm crops like corn or soy, however biofuels from these products can have negative impacts on the environment and society the form of […]

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