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This overview paper on global climate change provides recent findings of research conducted by climate scientists world-wide, including key findings presented from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change 2007 Fourth Assessment, and the subsequent work of climate scientists on carbon emissions, global surface temperatures and...
Haystack fires have a range of causes such as lightning strikes, sparks from equipment and machinery and deliberately or accidentally started. However, many haystack fires self-ignite for no apparent reason. This is called spontaneous combustion and is the leading cause of haystack fires in Victoria....
The heating of hay results in losses of dry matter, digestible nutrients and energy as a result of a complex chain of biological activities. Palatability will also decline as dust from mould spores develop. If heating continues, chemical reactions can begin, possibly leading to haystack...
Australia is rapidly entering a new phase in its response to climate change with the ratification of the Kyoto Protocol and the introduction of an emissions trading scheme by 2010.
The Victorian Government is taking this opportunity to be part of the more proactive...
This report looks at the potential for emissions reductions across the energy, transport, agriculture, land use and forestry and waste and industrial sectors. It provides important guidance on areas for future focus and trade-offs associated with different options.
This Agricultural Note provides information on bioethanol, drivers and barriers for production, markets, and research and development in Victoria, Australia.