Issue 263 Extreme Events edition
The summer of 2019-20 has seen bushfires, floods, drought, heat extremes and severe hail of such ferocity that it is changing how Australians experience, and talk about, weather and climate.
Throughout January and February 2020, ECOS has shared science stories about extreme events, and our role in understanding them and supporting our nation prepare for the future.
Helping sugarcane farmers reduce impacts of cropping on the Great Barrier Reef
In a world first, we've developed a new suite of apps to help sugarcane farmers in far north Queensland manage fertiliser use and reduce nitrogen runoff onto the Great Barrier Reef.
Understanding complex interactions the key to the freshwater croc’s future
A failure to grasp the details of the life of freshwater crocodiles in the places they live is likely to bedevil their conservation.
Day Zero and pathways to water security for regional towns
Day Zero marks the day when residential taps are turned off — a reality for some regional and rural towns across Australia. When this current drought breaks, we can’t lose sight of the fact that another drought will inevitably come. We have to prepare for water security now.