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In the introductory abstract to ‘Vision Infinity for Food Security,’ (Sharma and Wightman 2015), co-author Dr Shashi Sharma draws our attention to the 1798 prediction by Thomas Malthus that human kind’s ability to feed itself was limited by population size. Malthus foresaw a time when...
This interview discusses important land care practices to ensure pastoral sustainability in the Kimberley region.
The development and regulation of any onshore unconventional gas industry is an equally contentious matter in the Northern Territory. Three Territory governments have commissioned reviews and inquiries into the onshore unconventional petroleum industry to identify, address and alleviate community concerns in this regard.
In September 2016, the Northern Territory Government announced a moratorium on hydraulic fracturing (fracking) of onshore unconventional reservoirs, including the use of hydraulic fracturing for exploration, extraction and production. This was followed by the announcement of an independent Scientific Inquiry into Hydraulic Fracturing of Onshore...
Waterless fracking, where alternative fluids are used to provide the hydraulic energy to fracture rock and release natural gas, is a relatively recent innovation designed to make fracking a more safe and efficient process.