Methane gas research has landed SCU $364,850 in funding

A project aimed at exploring the role trees play in releasing methane from soils to the atmosphere has received $364,850 in Australian Research Council Discovery funding. The collaborative project titled ‘Tree-mediated methane fluxes: A new frontier in the global carbon cycle’, includes leading researchers from Southern Cross University, University of Melbourne, Monash University and Western […]

Southern Forest Irrigation Scheme won’t work says former Director General

Kim Taylor is the former Director General of the Department of Water in Western Australia and gives his reasons why he believes the scheme will fail According to Kim Taylor there is not enough water for the proposed scheme and it will also have a huge impact on the Donnelly River. But the current State […]

House of Reps committee set to inquire into climate change bills

The House of Representatives standing committee on the Environment and Energy has called for submissions on independent MP Zali Steggall’s climate change bills. The bills calls for the Morrison government to adopt what is described as sensible climate change legislation that will align national policy with state governments’ and the private sector’s commitment to net […]

Australia Indian water centre formed to tackle niggling water challenges

A consortium of research institutions in Australia and India have combine to find solutions for  irrigation issues Ongoing water issues is exactly what has bought nine Australian and 15 Indian research institutions together, including The University of Western Australia, and it includes the launch of a new centre to address critical water security and sanitation […]

Government releases list of unwanted environmental pests, weeds and diseases

It’s the best seller for 2020, the National Priority List of Exotic Environmental Pests, Weeds and Diseases. Released this month, the list finally delivers on a recommendation of the 2017 review of Australia’s biosecurity system. The federal government says the list will be used to prioritise national actions to help prevent the entry, establishment and […]

Sy-Klone in the quest for a smart cab filtration system for clean air

For operators working in choking cab conditions where particulate matter (soot) and other nasties are streaming in and choking you, or worse – killing you, a solution is coming Sy-Klone International is moving ahead quickly following a contract awarded to it by the National Institute for Occupational Health and Safety (NIOSH) in the US to […]