Category Archives: agricultural science

Realising the value of standing forests

The prospect offered by the Wilderness Society of getting a return on standing trees deserves serious consideration by government and industry. We’re failing the ultimate test of success in cutting carbon emissions: the amount of carbon dioxide in the air. … Continue reading

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Emissions Reduction Fund remains a mystery

Huge holes remain to be filled in the “centrepiece” of government climate policy. [6 May 2014 | Peter Boyer] The Abbott government’s first major climate policy statement since it was elected last September was quietly slipped into the public domain … Continue reading

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Plenty of food for thought in national conference

Town and country are joining forces in a big revival of local food. [1 April 2014 | Peter Boyer] On World Environment Day in June last year, when Australians were diverted by Julia Gillard’s battle to save her prime ministership, … Continue reading

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