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Once in a lifetime flooding in central Australia

March 12th, 2010 · 2 Comments · Guest Viewpoint

Headline-grabbing floods in towns like Roma, Charleville and St George have slightly obscured a massive water event that has been quietly snaking its way through far western Queensland. This week Adam Kerezsy flew over flooded Central Australia and has this report on one of the biggest ecological stories this year. Story and pictures Adam Kerezsy […]

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Cape York Paradise: Marine Parks Work

November 25th, 2009 · 8 Comments · Blog

A few weeks back I saw a local newspaper story that featured my local member of state parliament down on the NSW south coast, in a boat off Batemans Bay. He and a couple of local fishermen were grizzling about how hard it was to go fishing now there is a marine park in the […]

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Charlie (Gudgeon) and the Great Glass Elevator

August 24th, 2009 · 5 Comments · News

By JAMES WOODFORD Where do fish look when they are locked in an elevator together? It is a question that will remain a mystery for a little longer, says the Sydney Catchment Authority’s senior environmental manager, Tony Paull. Even so, elevator etiquette was a crucial consideration for the state’s first ‘fish lift’ which was officially […]

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Real Dirt, Fast – 30 October

October 30th, 2008 · 7 Comments · Real Dirt Fast

Right now our water tank here on the NSW south coast is perilously low, which is why I reckon the story of the week is the admission from NSW Premier Nathan Rees that in February Sydney nearly ran out of water. Excuse me? The biggest and most important city in the country nearly ran out […]

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