IT is generally agreed that the worst dust storms since European settlement were during the 1944-1945 period. In his book Out of the West: A Historical Perspective of the Western Division of NSW, former Western Lands Commissioner, Dick Condon, … [Read more...] about Learning Dust Lesson to Fight Wildfires
AS I look outside the sky is orange with dust. It irritates the nose and eyes, tickles the throats and sits heavily on the chest. And I am inside. According to all the news reports visibility is 10 metres at Broken Hill to the far west and 100 … [Read more...] about Dust Storm Hits Central Eastern Australia
WHILE some armchair environmentalists believe that burning bush is bad for biodiversity, there is a growing body of evidence suggesting otherwise. Ongoing research at Sydney University by a group lead by Rick Shine suggests Australia’s most … [Read more...] about Save the Snake, Graze Some Bush?
The rangelands cover some 81% of Australia and are popularly known as 'the outback'. A new report, 'Rangelands 2008 — Taking the pulse', is the first time that disparate datasets have been brought together at a national and regional scale to … [Read more...] about New Report on Australian Rangelands
There are claims that the presence of too many sheep, cattle and kangaroos are damaging Australia’s rangelands and that commercial shooting of kangaroos will reduce overall grazing pressure. In an article published today at On Line Opinion … [Read more...] about Shooting Roos to Save Rangelands? by Nichole Hoskin
"It had been the previous [Australian] coalition governments intention and by default the Rudd governments plan to meet it’s commitments to limit the nation’s Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in 2008-2012 to the Kyoto Target of an 8% increase above the … [Read more...] about Carbon Trading Blocked until Farmers get Credits: Steve Truman