Editorial - The climate of thinking changes
We can hopefully expect deeper progress on broad-scale solutions in the year ahead as the win-win effects of organisational commitments to sustainable practice are more widely revealed. Imperative action on climate change is leading to new perspectives and action on other sustainability priorities.
Saving the life of farmland soils
Depleted of organic matter as a result of land clearing and agricultural production, Australia's farmland soils are at increasing risk of becoming sterile, reducing the viability of both agricultural and surrounding natural systems. Now the emerging industry of organics recycling is assisting by returning nutrients in compost harvested from the refuse in our more urbanised areas.
Review: Monsters - or manna from heaven?
Are genetically modified (GM) crops monsters of nature or could they provide answers to some of our most pressing environmental concerns? GM Crops: The Impact and the Potential by Jennifer A Thomson is an excellent short introduction to this controversial topic.