Water, Water everywhere but not a drop to drink
This was the predicament facing the sailor in the Rime of the Ancient Mariner after becoming becalmed at sea and running out of drinking water. But do we face an analogous predicament today with water resources running scarce, and if so how do we best conserve this most precious item? Lets break the issues down […]
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A Brave New Green World: does a price on carbon help protect Australia’s biodiversity?
As Australia shifts to cut greenhouse gas emissions is it also possible to enhance our biodiversity? A new peer-reviewed paper by Environment Institute members Corey Bradshaw and Barry Brook (with others) directly addresses this question, showing “biodiversity-related enhancement schemes (including environmental plantings and invasive species reduction) can be compatible with carbon-sequestration initiatives”. The authors find […]
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Origins of first European farmers revealed
A team of international researchers led by ancient DNA experts from the Environment Institute, University of Adelaide has resolved the longstanding issue of the origins of the people who introduced farming to Europe some 8000 years ago. A detailed genetic study of one of the first farming communities in Europe, from central Germany, reveals marked […]
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Agrarian Landscapes, the Environment and World Heritage Sites: Why our region should apply?
Listen to the podcast of Professor Randy Stringer presenting his seminar, Agrarian Landscapes, the Environment and World Heritage Sites: Why our region should apply? Abstract: World Heritage Sites bring economic, social and cultural benefits to their communities. Along with global prestige comes increased investment, new business opportunities and potential ‘reputation premiums’ for local products. So, […]