Monthly Archives: June 2018

CSIRO study captures first footage of wild pigs gorging on Bogong moths at summer hibernation sites

Wildlife monitoring cameras in an Australian alpine national park have filmed feral pigs feeding on dormant colonies of Bogong moths, one of the main food sources  of the critically endangered mountain pygmy possum. A study by CSIRO scientist Peter Caley … Continue reading

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Consumer demand & supply chain emissions increase city carbon footprints by 60 per cent

Many of the world’s biggest cities – including Sydney and Melbourne – have a carbon footprint that’s at least 60 per cent larger than previously estimated, according to a global study led by Australian scientists. Researchers analysed the carbon footprints … Continue reading

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Australia warned that “backsliding” & climate complacency risk national water reform gains

Australia runs the risk of “backsliding” on national water reforms and reverting to policies that fail to reflect the long-term challenges of climate change, a federal policy agency says. A report by the Productivity Commission says water reform remains “unfinished … Continue reading

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