MEDIA RELEASE – IMPACTS OF HEATWAVES ON BORDER REGION [24.3.14]

Note: The following media release was picked up by The Border Mail’s Country Mail (published on 29.3.14), Prime7 television news (screened 26.3.14) and ABC Goulburn Murray local news (aired 17.3.14). Summer is officially over but local horticulturalists are still reeling from the consequences of January and February heatwaves. Citrus, avocado, apple and fig crops were…

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The critical decade report

Last week the government released its latest report from the Climate Commission – “The Critical Decade – climate science, risks and responses.” http://climatecommission.gov.au/report/the-critical-decade/ (UPDATE: due to the abolition of he Climate Commission by the Abbot Government, their website is no longer available – copies of the report can still be found online at http://apo.org.au/research/critical-decade-2013-climate-change-science-risks-and-responses.) A useful summary…

Australia’s commitment to Emissions reductions.

For anyone who’s been following our pretences in the international arena to emissions reductions under the Kyoto protocol, this weeks announcement of a ‘target’ under the second Kyoto period – 2013-20 -will come as no surprise; we don’t plan on making any further ‘cuts’.  In fact this isn’t quite true – we plan to make…