Monthly Archives: June 2012

EI Guest Speaker: Erik Sperling – Podcast now available

Download a podcast of Dr Erik Sperling’s presentation titled, ‘Oxygen, ecology, and the Cambrian radiation of animals’ presented by the Environment Institute on Tuesday 5th June 2012. Dr Erik Sperling is Agouron post-doctoral fellow in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at Harvard University, USA. His multidisciplinary work on the early evolution of animals […]

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World Environment Day 2012

Today (June 5th) is World Environment Day and the theme for 2012 is ‘Green Economy: Does it include you?’ World Environment Day was established by the United Nations General Assembly to mark the opening of the 1972 Stockholm Conference. This year marks the 40th anniversary for World Environment Day, since the creation of the United […]

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Climate change expert: Australia will go nuclear by 2030

Professor Barry Brook, Director of Climate Science at the Environment Institute believes it is inevitable that Australia will become a user of the world’s most advanced nuclear power technology, if the country is serious about cutting carbon emissions. Professor Brook, says Australia will eventually turn to nuclear power to meet our sustainable energy needs – […]

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Study supports Mount Lofty Ranges World Heritage bid

Research, led by Environment Institute member Professor Randy Stringer (also from the University of Adelaide’s School of Agriculture, Food and Wine), has recommended that four councils in Adelaide’s Mount Lofty Ranges and the State Government should jointly pursue a bid for World Heritage listing of the region. The report was released publicly today (Friday 1st […]

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