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Water, water everywhere!

Flood flows have reached the barrages and the Murray Mouth, already at 48,000 ML/d and predicted to go as high as 80,000 ML/d by December. What a difference from just four months ago, when a forecast of drought conditions led to the Minister for Water to announce restricted irrigation allocations of 38%! 83 more words

Caring For Our Planet

Historical Ecology PhD project and scholarship: Stuffed Murray Cod in Pubs

PhD Project: ‘Stuffed Murray cod in pubs: trophy fish and environmental change in the Murray-Darling Basin’

There is an exciting opportunity to carry out a PhD project in the… 148 more words

River Research

Another environmental disaster for Australia’s world class mining industry — Papua New Guinea Mine Watch

Pump crews work at abandoned silver mine to keep toxic spill out of Murray-Darling Basin Mark Willacy | ABC News | 25 August 2016 Queensland Government officials have taken emergency action to stop massive mine storage ponds on the Queensland-New South Wales border discharging heavy metals into the Murray-Darling system, the ABC can reveal.

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The puzzle of blue-green algae

The current blue green algae bloom affecting hundreds of kilometres of the Murray River system has scientists, including Institute researchers, and water managers searching for answers. 728 more words


Australian River on Fire in Mining Area

Massive fracking fires in the river burn for over an hour: Australian MP

Massive flames erupt from methane gas bubbling to the surface of the Condamine River in Quessland, Australia due to ongoing coal seam gas mining in the region, according to locals. 177 more words

News Alert

Four billion people face severe water scarcity, new research finds | Environment | The Guardian

At least two-thirds of the global population, over 4 billion people, live with severe water scarcity for at least one month every year, according to a major new analysis. 398 more words