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On-farm conservation: get farmers on side first. Dec 1, 2006 481
Algae bioreactors that tackle C[O.sub.2] emissions. Oct 1, 2006 915
A community revolution: around Australia, ordinary people are forming organisations and mobilising against sustainability challenges in a wave of community-level action that began in the 1990s. Steve Davidson profiles four successful initiatives that illustrate the power of local effort. Aug 1, 2006 2612
Vegetation carbon stock has doubled since 1788. Aug 1, 2006 848
Landmark forestry conflict playing out in court. Apr 1, 2006 719
A view of dangerous climate change: earlier this year, prominent international climate advisor, Professor John Schellnhuber, spoke in Canberra on the topic: Avoiding Dangerous Climate Change. Steve Davidson was there, and reviews the background to the widening discussion on this scenario. Editorial Apr 1, 2006 2324
Roof tiles go solar: a short-listed entry in this year's Australian Design Award[R]-Dyson Student Award has the potential to revolutionise adoption of solar power in Australian suburbs, transforming the humble concrete roof tile into a technical package delivering both solar power and solar hot water to grid-connected homes. Editorial Apr 1, 2006 632
Sounding out the seabed. Feb 1, 2006 669
A new wetlands effort for the last Southern Brolgas: the Southern Brolga population has been reduced to about 600 or maybe 1000 individuals. Dec 1, 2005 793
Private conservations. Dec 1, 2005 2903
Sound treatment for polluted sites. Dec 1, 2005 799
Going organic. Cover Story Oct 1, 2005 3215
Natural services open for business. Oct 1, 2005 1881
Cooperation nets the benefits of bycatch reduction. Oct 1, 2005 693
A red mud remedy. Oct 1, 2005 587
Seeing the light: is the resources sector changing? Cover Story Aug 1, 2005 2493
Australian performance: an international perspective. Aug 1, 2005 823
Rio Tinto's approach: Australia's Rio Tinto, one of world's largest resource companies, has the philosophy 'that there is no conflict between sustainable development and business'. The company says turning that philosophy into action has been made possible largely by the pragmatic culture of the minerals industry. Aug 1, 2005 732
Cultural burning revives a Kakadu wetland. Cover Story Jun 1, 2005 826
Closing the loop? A review of recycling in Australia. Jun 1, 2005 2867
Metals: supremely recyclable. Jun 1, 2005 477
A fish farming salinity solution. Jun 1, 2005 799
Sponging off the natural north. Jun 1, 2005 619
Making, water hold the salt: desalination technology is becoming more efficient, and more feasible. Proponents say it now makes good sense in Australia, but critics argue that wider environmental impacts must still be taken into account. Apr 1, 2005 1750
Amazon isotope discovery should sharpen climate predictions. Apr 1, 2005 982
Growing fuel from algae. Apr 1, 2005 705
A new bacterium may be associated with reef bleaching. Apr 1, 2005 803
Transforming thinking: over the next 10 years, millions of people in both developed and developing nations are likely to gain a greater knowledge of sustainability through education initiatives under the United Nations Decade of Education for Sustainable Development, or DESD, (2005-2014). Its global objectives are ambitious and uplifting. Jan 1, 2005 1886
Air transport impacts take off: once the preserve of well-heeled jetsetters and business people, air travel, glamorous and convenient, is now affordable for many. But does the phenomenal growth in air transport, with global air traffic growing 9% a year since 1960, have an insidious downside? Jan 1, 2005 1913
Connecting sustainable agriculture to consumers. Jan 1, 2005 978
Sustainable use of native animals: a great debate. Jan 1, 2005 662
Safari hunting--in Australia? Nov 1, 2004 796
Improving the weak assessments of GMO risks. Nov 1, 2004 456
Sustainability reporting is up, but behind international rates. Sep 1, 2004 415
Ant security guards for tropical fruits. Sep 1, 2004 410
Burning issues for water supplies: there were severe but little-known effects from recent bushfires on essential water catchments. Steve Davidson uncovers a concerning story of long-term damage and a lesson learned about the vulnerability of our urban water supplies. Jul 1, 2004 2982
Ultra-light rail is moving right along. Jul 1, 2004 709
Dried-up ideas: our changing approach to drought. Cover Story Jul 1, 2004 3492
SkyCool--extraordinary paint on a hot tin roof. Apr 1, 2004 508
Ethanol: what's it all about? Ethanol has crept into our petrol, the media, and our lives, and is a confused issue. Steve Davidson looks at why it's on the agenda, who's behind it, and whether it is really a viable green fuel. Apr 1, 2004 2620
Could alcohol fuels be cropped? Apr 1, 2004 618
The great dingo dilution: Australia's only wild dog, the iconic dingo, has survived a couple of hundred years of persecution--from shooting, trapping and poisoning. Ironically, it is now at grave risk of disappearing. The greatest threat isn't so much over-hunting or the usual culprit, habitat destruction; it's the friendly domestic dog. Cover Story Jan 1, 2004 1126
A bold blueprint: Steve Davidson reviews Western Australia's ambitious, timely, and leading State Sustainability Strategy. Jan 1, 2004 2276
Driving a revolution in the paddock: the environmental and productivity benefits of precision driving are converting Australian and international farmers to a technique called controlled traffic farming. Jan 1, 2004 1171
Light factories: nature does it best. Or does it? An ambitious trans-Tasman cooperation is aiming to perfect artificial photosynthesis. Researchers want to exploit its potential to produce just about everything under the sun. Cover Story Oct 1, 2003 1484
Towards the forever fuel: the globe's major economic players are beginning to weigh into a hydrogen future. Steve Davidson looks at the viability considerations ahead for a transition to the new fuel economy and profiles Australia's position. Oct 1, 2003 3004
Enticing mat cleans up--fast. Oct 1, 2003 421
Perth's hydrogen bus trial: the Western Australian government has taken the road to the future with investment in a trial of fuel cell buses. Jul 1, 2003 443
Australia after rabbits. Jul 1, 2003 2558
Putting C[O.sub.2] back: underground sequestration could be a long-term, high-volume greenhouse gas solution. Steve Davidson looks at the work of Australian scientists assessing its potential. Jul 1, 2003 2200
Fish need healthy stream banks: both the individual fitness of fish and species diversity are influenced by the riparian zone. Jul 1, 2003 446
Native fauna outfoxed by wanton killer. (spectrum). Apr 1, 2003 615
Do sediments sully the reef? Steve Davidson investigates the effects of cattle and cane on the corals of the Great Barrier Reef. Apr 1, 2003 2653
People and biodiversity linked. (journal extracts). Apr 1, 2003 360
Fish by-catch dilemmas. (journal extracts). Apr 1, 2003 366
Lizards cool under fire. (journal extracts). Apr 1, 2003 400
Termite magnetism. (journal extracts). Apr 1, 2003 459
Pioneering proteins: the blossoming field of proteomics promises better ways of managing and treating serious ailments in livestock and humans. Jan 1, 2003 2070
Biotech cotton: a budding field: Steve Davidson sums up the performance of genetically-modified cotton in Australia. Jan 1, 2003 1591
Butting whales. Jan 1, 2003 519
Time-worn koalas. Jan 1, 2003 468
Tales of the swamp. Jan 1, 2003 420
Young turks: Steve Davidson reckons brush-turkey chicks are the solitary street kids of the rainforest. Oct 1, 2002 1665
Sleepy lizards guard mates. (journal extracts). Oct 1, 2002 395
Weedy wattles. (journal extracts). Oct 1, 2002 338
Wildlife in the firing line. (journal extracts). Oct 1, 2002 346
Tail loss in skinks. (journal extracts). Oct 1, 2002 433
Weevils worth millions. (journal extracts). Brief Article Oct 1, 2002 257
Old habits die hard. (spectrum). Brief Article Jul 1, 2002 713
Carp crusades: Steve Davidson gives the European carp a fair trial, and outlines a potential genetic route to its long-term management. Jul 1, 2002 2409
Chicken feed: Steve Davidson explores the dynamic relationship between the eagle and the rabbit. Jul 1, 2002 1042
Tolerance to 1080. (journal extracts). Brief Article Jul 1, 2002 361
Not-so-fearsome fossils. (journal extracts). Brief Article Jul 1, 2002 488
Burning rubber. (journal extracts). Brief Article Jul 1, 2002 392
Cat chronicles. (journal extracts). Brief Article Jul 1, 2002 394
It pays to count your rabbits. Brief Article Jul 1, 2002 469
A heavenly harvest. (spectrum). Brief Article Apr 1, 2002 312
Reinventing agriculture: can southern Australia be saved from dryland salinity? Steve Davidson checks the view from the frontier. Apr 1, 2002 3417
Rainforest more or less? Steve Davidson considers how tropical forests might shape up in a warmer world. Apr 1, 2002 1135
Cats with bells on. (journal extracts). Brief Article Apr 1, 2002 277
Quokka defence. (journal extracts). Brief Article Apr 1, 2002 439
Lobster lines. (journal extracts). Brief Article Apr 1, 2002 323
Stepping lightly. Brief Article Apr 1, 2002 433
Water alchemy: aquifer injection is shaping up as smart water conservation. Jan 1, 2002 1518
Fishy issues. (journal extracts). Brief Article Jan 1, 2002 383
Rat-midden records. (journal extracts). Brief Article Jan 1, 2002 363
Clear-fell versus fire. (journal extracts). Brief Article Jan 1, 2002 334
Agriculture weeds out cadmium. (spectrum). Brief Article Oct 1, 2001 600
Cotton blends. Brief Article Oct 1, 2001 634
Surprise pastures: Steve Davidson discovers unexpected diversity amid the rural grasslands of south-east Queensland. Oct 1, 2001 1046
Penguins and oil don't mix. (journal extracts). Brief Article Oct 1, 2001 341
Sharks at all-time low. (journal extracts). Brief Article Oct 1, 2001 326
Weed-beating wheats. (journal extracts). Brief Article Oct 1, 2001 214
Bats as aircraft. (journal extracts). Brief Article Oct 1, 2001 362
Backyard blues. Brief Article Oct 1, 2001 647
Do woodland trees improve pastures? In the eucalypt woodlands of Australia's far north, trees may actually be pasture friendly. Jul 1, 2001 982
Herbarium lends landcarers the vision of Hume: Steve Davidson explains how a community pieced together a historical view of indigenous plant species to assist in landscape restoration. Brief Article Jul 1, 2001 670
Sound standards: noise complaints have reached a crescendo, but tougher sound insulation standards mean the writing is on the wall for the building industry. Brief Article Jul 1, 2001 995
Ancient journeys. (journal extracts). Brief Article Jul 1, 2001 474
Birds in the heath. (journal extracts). Brief Article Jul 1, 2001 413

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