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ECOS@40: still deep, green, with a good dash of science

How do you take your science? In 140-character bites, or do you have an appetite for more? It turns out many ECOS readers prefer more than less when it comes to our online stories about sustainability-related science.

Mary-Lou Considine     01-Sep-2014

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Where is the oceans’ missing plastic?
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In a recent paper published in one of the world's most prestigious scientific journals, researchers admitted that the available data ‘cannot account for the fate of 99 per cent of the plastic litter entering the open ocean'. What's happening to this plastic? And how can we reduce pollution in the world's oceans?
Carlos Duarte     01-Sep-2014
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ECOS@40: still deep, green, with a good dash of science
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How do you take your science? In 140-character bites, or do you have an appetite for more? It turns out many ECOS readers prefer more than less when it comes to our online stories about sustainability-related science.
Mary-Lou Considine     01-Sep-2014
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Growing a forest with biodiversity, climate and people in mind
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Forest plantations can be much more than wood ‘factories'. They can be havens of biodiversity, ‘banks' that lock carbon away from the atmosphere, not to mention beautiful places for recreation. The good news is that, not only is it possible to regrow forests so that they work for nature, but that this goal can be better achieved with the help of science.
Jean-Baptiste Pichancourt     25-Aug-2014
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Bitterns boom in rice bays
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The largest population of Australasian Bitterns ever recorded has been found in Riverina rice crops, highlighting the potential role of rice growing – an industry often under fire for high water use – in waterbird conservation.
Michele Sabto     25-Aug-2014
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Shifting lands: how international trade is transforming global biodiversity
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Take a look at the food in your fridge, at the clothes you are wearing or even the roof over your head; chances are you are looking at products from all over the world.
Dale Nimmo     18-Aug-2014
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On the waterfront: science, surveillance keep bee-killer at bay
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How much do you think bees are worth to the Australian economy? You might be surprised – it's a considerable amount. No wonder then that quarantine authorities have turned to science to help protect our honey bees from invasive diseases.
Virginia Tressider     18-Aug-2014
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Tree of life: the story of our river red gum
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Flooded Forest and Desert Creek: Ecology and History of the River Red Gum by Matthew Colloff explores the history and cultural importance of one of Australia’s most iconic trees, the river red gum. Central to this book is an exploration of our cultural, scientific and spiritual connections with Eucalyptus camaldulensis. Author Matthew Colloff talks to ECOS writer, Beth Askham.
11-Aug-2014
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We mustn't waste water while taking action on climate change
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Should we pick and choose our climate strategies based on how water-wise they are?
Philip Wallis, Jamie Pittock and Michael Ward     11-Aug-2014
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Food security and the role of ‘sustainable intensification'
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Sustainable intensification is the new holy grail for agriculture in a food-insecure world. What does it mean, and how are Australian scientists pursuing it here and abroad?
Michele Sabto     06-Aug-2014
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Engage them and education will happen
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Associate Professor Ian Lunt is an ecologist on a mission. He wants to raise ecological literacy beyond academic and professional circles. Assoc. Prof. Lunt describes his approach as ‘accidental education'.
04-Aug-2014
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