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Australia will not achieve its emissions reductions targets until it ends the “culture war” on climate policy, Labor frontbencher Mark Butler has said.
This year’s outlook describes seasonal and ecosystem conditions and provides an early indication of the likely watering priorities from 2018-19. The Murray–Darling Basin Authority is anticipating conditions in 2018-19 to range from very dry to wet in different catchments but with a common drying trend....
This report confirms that while conditions in the east coast gas market have improved since September 2017, the market is still not functioning effectively.
This research report explores ways that landholders can improve profitability, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and deliver broader environmental benefits at the same time. These objectives are known as ‘multiple benefits.'
The health impacts of air pollution are increasingly recognised, with the main sources being transport, electricity generation and biomass burning. There is extensive public debate about the transition of the electricity sector away from coal-fired generation, but the health effects are not being heard in...
This report sets out IPART’s draft decision on WaterNSW’s regulated charges to its customers in the MDB and FRWS for 2018-19, and explains how we reached these decisions.
This report outlines how more than one million hectares of woody vegetation, an area more than seven times larger than the size of Queensland’s capital, has been cleared between 2012-13 and 2015-16.
It is important to understand the effects of higher levels of market participation on the resilience of mixed-subsistence communities to climate change. Climate models predict that the Pacific Islands and other regions with mixed-subsistence communities will experience increased climate variability, including more frequent cyclones and...
Desalination is an increasingly common method of improving water security in arid and semi-arid regions. According to the International Desalination Association, the 19,000 desalination plants that now operate globally each day produce 88.6 gigalitres of water. The water from those facilities supports 300 million people.
China’s agricultural research is dominated by the State. Since the establishment of Communist China in 1949, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has linked its legitimacy to progress in the betterment of the agricultural sector. It is therefore easy to see why it still exercises near...