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Bio-reactor barra’ thrive at former mine site south of Sydney

TROPICAL BARRAMUNDI BREEDING IN OLD MINE USING METHANE HEAT GENERATION TO WARM WATER Photo: Juvenile barramundi grown in tanks warmed by heat generated from the Woodlawn bioreactor (James Bennett) Map: Tarago 2580 New South Wale’s former Woodlawn mine may be environmentally degraded, but the barramundi grown there are as ecologically sound as farmed fish are […]

December 19th, 2014
Topic: AQUACULTURE, ECO SYSTEMS, ENERGY PRODUCTION, Fish, FOOD DRINK, RE-CYCLE Tags: , , , ,

DAIRY INDUSTRY AND THE PROPOSED CARBON TAX EFFECT ON THEM

CARBON TAX HAS IMPACT ON DAIRY FARMERS IN AUSTRALIA THE Federal Government’s carbon tax has prompted dairy farmers to get sustainable and slash costs. With the carbon tax posing major threats to the intensive Australian dairy industry, facing the prospect of higher power bills and lower milk prices, some dairy farmers have already made big […]

May 14th, 2012
Topic: ECO SYSTEMS, Milking cows, POLITICS PARLIAMENT, TAXES Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

CARBON TAX SQUABBLE IN PARLIAMENT HEATS UP

Leaders see red as debate on carbon price gets personal Phillip Coorey March 25, 2011 Personal slugging match The fight over carbon tax is plumbing dangerous new depths. Parliament has seen some of the most vitriolic personal insults ever uttered. TONY ABBOTT says Julia Gillard is a multi-faceted liar who lacks integrity and is being […]

March 27th, 2011
Topic: ECO SYSTEMS, GOVERNMENT, GREEN STUFF, POLITICS PARLIAMENT, TAXES Tags: , , , , , ,

IS GLOBAL WARMING GOOD FOR PLANT GROWTH

Drought Drives Decade-Long Decline in Plant Growth Science (Aug. 21, 2010) — Global plant productivity that once was on the rise with warming temperatures and a lengthened growing season is now on the decline because of regional drought, according to a new study of NASA satellite data. Plant productivity is a measure of the rate […]

August 23rd, 2010
Topic: AGRICULTURE, ECO SYSTEMS, FRUIT VEG SMALL CROPS, PLANTS CROPS WEEDS, WEATHER Tags: , , , , , ,

OINK OINK & THE WILD FERAL PIGS OF AUSTRALIA

WILD FERAL PIG RESEARCH IN QUENSLAND AUSTRALIA Biosecurity scientists have been researching to find out just how much damage feral pigs cause to Queensland’s unique tropical freshwater ecosystems. The bad news is that feral pigs are damaging the plants, invertebrates and fish in freshwater lakes which has impacts on the fragile and unique ecosystems. The […]

August 18th, 2010
Topic: AGRICULTURE, ANIMALS & STOCK, ECO SYSTEMS, FOOD DRINK, PESTS DISEASES BACTERIA VIRUSES, Pigs Tags: , , , ,