Features


Explainer: the RV Investigator's role in marine science
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We know more about the surface of the moon than we do about our deepest oceans, and only 12 per cent of the ocean floor within Australia's Exclusive Economic Zone has so far been mapped.
Toni Moate     22-Dec-2014
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Local people may be the key to scaling back wildlife crime
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Law enforcement has been largely ineffective in slowing the global wildlife trade. What's really needed, say experts from the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), is more participation by local communities in wildlife conservation efforts. The plight of the pangolin – the world's only mammal with scales – is a case in point.
Beth Askham     25-Nov-2014
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Things warm up as the East Australian Current heads south
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Occasional erratic bursts southward of the East Australian Current (EAC) are thought to have moderated the weather of south-east Australia this autumn and winter and they continue to introduce tropical and sub-tropical marine species to Tasmanian waters.
Jaci Brown     25-Nov-2014
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Insects: ecological marvels, evolutionary miracles
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Not only are insects diverse, they are also of immense economic and medical importance. They affect our daily lives in positive and negative ways, from pollinating our crops to spreading diseases such as malaria. But we can only start to understand the enormous species richness and ecological importance of insects with a reliable reconstruction of their relationships.
David Yeates     17-Nov-2014
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The science of living with fire
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The bushfire season isn't wasting any time this year. There have already been large fires in South Australia and NSW, and the obligatory ‘the state is a tinderbox' warnings came out months ago.
Virginia Tressider     10-Nov-2014
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Does sustainability reporting make organisations more sustainable?
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‘You can't manage what you can't measure' said the renowned management consultant and educator, Peter Drucker. Organisations measure their financial performance and communicate it through their annual reports. But how do they measure and report on the increasingly vital areas of social and environmental performance?
Renard Siew     10-Nov-2014
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Managing top predators: culling brings its own set of problems
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In October, a young man surfing off the south coast of Western Australia (WA) near Esperance lost an arm and hand in an encounter with what was reported to be a great white shark. Shortly after, baited drum lines (shark hooks suspended from floats anchored to the sea bed) were deployed and two sharks were caught and killed.
Michele Sabto     05-Nov-2014
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Saltwater Freshwater Festival

Coffs Harbour, 26 January 2015

Sustainable Living Festival

National venues, 7 February-1 March 2015

World Wildlife Day

International, 3 March 2015

Green Cities 2015

Melbourne, 17-19 March 2015

UN Day of Happiness

International, 20 March 2015

Ozwater ´15

Adelaide, 12-14 May 2015

Australian Solar Council Industry Conference & Exhibition

Melbourne, 13-14 May 2015

Unmaking Waste 2015

Adelaide, 21-14 May 2015

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Sydney, 3-4 June 2015

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Paris, France, 30 November-11 December 2015

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