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Murray-Darling Basin water theft laws suck more than river irrigation pumps

Water is one of Australia’s most valuable commodities, worth almost A$100 billion in the Murray-Darling Basin (MDB). But some of that water is being stolen (no-one knows how much) and the thieves usually get away with it. The federal Labor government came to power promising to improve water use compliance and theft deterrence, while the […]

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Defining the potential for mangrove-based agribusiness transformation in the coastal Mekong Delta, Vietnam

The Mekong Delta region in Vietnam is facing several development challenges but the Government of Vietnam (GoV) is committed overcoming these and support the growth of the agricultural sector in the region. The Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) recently awarded Environment Institute’s Future Making Fellow, Dr Pham Thu Thuy, $471,200 for a project […]

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Exploring ancient DNA for environmental insights

Ancient environmental DNA (aeDNA) has revolutionised the study of ancient environments and the evolution of living things. It helps researchers unlock secrets found in sediments, ice, and water and has transformed our understanding of past biodiversity across different timescales, from decades to thousands of years ago. The Environment Institute is privileged to support the training […]

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EVENT: Earth Jam! at the UniBar next month

On the evening of Saturday 10th February the University of Adelaide’s UniBar will come alive in a youth-focused evening for our living world aimed at amplifying and uplifting the South Australian youth voice. The event, hosted by Nature Conservation Society (NCS) and proudly supported by the Environment Institute and Human.Kind Studios, will showcase some of […]

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EVENT: Wild Earth Oceania Film Festival

Get ready for an unforgettable cinematic experience at the Inaugural Wild Earth Oceania Film Festival, taking place in Adelaide from January 16th to 24th. This exciting week-long event features an impressive line-up of short films, as well as Opening and Closing Night Gala functions that are not to be missed. We’re thrilled to announce that […]

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Australasian Mangrove and Saltmarsh Network Conference, Adelaide 14-17 November 2023 – ‘AMSN 2023 – Living Coasts’.

Community members, environmental managers, interstate and international researchers will gather in Adelaide this week to celebrate, discuss and review the status of the natural ‘Living Coasts’ of the Australasian region. The 2023 Australasian Mangrove and Saltmarsh Network (AMSN) conference will be opened by SA Environment Minister Dr Susan Close on Tuesday 14th Nov and is […]

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EVENT: “A Youth Symposium on Human-Nature Connection in the Anthropocene” – 20th November, 2023

The Environment Institute and Jane Goodall Institute Australia are excited to be co-hosting this youth symposium. Don’t miss this incredible opportunity to broaden your understanding of the human-nature connection in the Anthropocene. You are invited to this thought-provoking symposium, where we will explore the intricate relationship between humans and nature. This event promises to be enlightening and […]

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UPCOMING EVENTS: Nature Festival 2023

Are you ready for Nature Festival 2023? 🌿 The Environment Institute is excited to collaborate with leading experts and thought leaders at this year’s Nature Festival. Across five events we will explore South Australian nature – current trends, identify critical barriers, and local and state opportunities. Find out more about our events below. This series […]

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Climate change threatens to cause ‘synchronised harvest failures’ across the globe, with implications for Australia’s food security

New research shows scientists have underestimated the climate risk to agriculture and global food production. Blind spots in climate models meant “high-impact but deeply-uncertain hazards” were ignored. But now that the threat of “synchronised harvest failures” has been revealed, we cannot ignore the prospect of global famine. Climate change models for North America and Europe had previously suggested […]

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Success at the 2023 SA Environment Awards

It was a successful night for Environment Institute members at the 2023 South Australia’s Environment Awards, with Professor Sarah Wheeler receiving the Jill Hudson Award for Environment Protection and Professor Philip Weinstein receiving a certificate of commendation for research in the Pelzer Prize. Last night’s 2023 SA Environment Awards celebrated leaders working in nature protection, […]

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