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Professor Bob Hill newest member of the Native Vegetation Council

The Native Vegetation Council (NVC) is an independent body which monitors the overall condition of the state’s vegetation. The council makes decisions on a wide range of matters concerning native vegetation in South Australia. Professor Bob Hill has been elected as the ministers nominee. In this role he will give expert advice on applications received […]

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Dr Dominic Mcafee wins Fresh Science competition

Hosted by the The British Elephant Pub, ten early-career scientists shared the story of their science. Ten Fresh Scientists revealed their discoveries using rhyme and reason in the time it took for a sparkler to burn. Dr Mcafee – a new member of the Environment Institute was voted best speaker. Dr Dominic Mcafee is a marine ecologist with a […]

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PODCAST: Radio Adelaide speaks with Prof Bob Hill about PlanetFix

Adelaide’s independent radio station, Radio Adelaide spoke with Professor Bob Hill about his newest way to engage young people. Kirrilee Hay spoke with Professor Bob Hill, Director of the Environment Institute, University of Adelaide about PlanetFix competition. This new initiative, is aimed at giving South Australian high school students a voice about climate change. Professor […]

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Welcome New Institute Members – Adelaide Exposure Science and Health

The Adelaide Exposure Science and Health offer a range of research, field-based consulting, laboratory, and education and training services to industry, government and the community. Based at the specialised facility in Thebarton, Adelaide Exposure Science and Health operate within the University of Adelaide’s School of Public Health and are staffed by experienced occupational hygienists, consultants and research […]

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PlanetFix: Climate Change Solutions – Student Competition

We’re calling on SA students to find climate change solutions. In partnership with The Advertiser, the Environment Institute has launched PlanetFix, an exciting competition for high school students in years 8-12. Entry Dates: Saturday 19th October 2019 – Monday 17th November 2019 Entry form: Student entry form Required: In 50 words or less, what is your best […]

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Blue coastal carbon is set to be the new ‘boom’ for coastal communities

A little known secret about Australian seagrass, mangroves and salt marshes is the ability to capture and store more carbon than the plants on dry land. South Australia is set up to protect and expand these ecosystems, whilst making money in the process for coastal communities. Plants growing in these watery places capture and store more […]

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Drought of good ideas has drained water policy by Prof Mike Young

Environment Institute member, Professor Mike Young has contributed a new commentary article to The Australian newspaper. In the opinion piece, Prof. Young discusses Australia’s commitment to water policy from the 1990’s including a permanent water cap placed on water used from the Murray-Darling Basin. These reforms helped navigate the drought which followed, known in the […]

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VIDEO: Professor Richard Parncutt – The Human Cost of Climate Change

The Environment Institute recently hosted Professor Richard Parncutt, from University of Graz, Austria when he visited the University of Adelaide as he toured Australia, delivering his lecture series. Whilst travelling, he aimed to leave low-carbon footprint and declared this would be his last international trip. Although quite a grim presentation at times, Professor Parncutt advised on […]

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Transition Film Festival 2019 – Adelaide

The Transition Film Festival will once again deliver quality world-class, thought-provoking films during October 2019. Locations: Adelaide Sustainability Centre, The Marion Cultural Centre, UniSA, Mawson Lakes When: October 2019 Time: 7:00pm Tickets: bookings via Eventbrite The festival is supported by Conservation SA and the Mount Lofty Ranges Natural Resources Management Board and curated by Transitions Film […]

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