Knowledge a key ingredient for PNG food security

From Ecos magazine, 7 October 2014: Papua New Guinea (PNG) is a land of diversity, home to hundreds of ethnic groups who between them speak 848 different languages. Its geography ranges from extensive coral reefs, to dense lowland rainforest, to snow-capped peaks more than 4 kilometres above sea level. It is one of the world’s Continue reading Knowledge a key ingredient for PNG food security

What’s the wash-up from this chemical life?

From Ecos magazine, 6 November 2013: Every day, Australians flush relatively small – but significant – amounts of chemicals down the drain, many excreted from their own bodies. These micropollutants – from the diverse medicines, personal hygiene products, household cleaning agents, dietary supplements and other chemical products we now use routinely – make their way Continue reading What’s the wash-up from this chemical life?

Adaptation and race against climate change

From Ecos magazine, 15 July 2013: Five years ago, the federal government took what many felt was the visionary step of investing $50 million dollars in the National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility (NCCARF). Despite its considerable achievements – which have been hailed globally – NCCARF last month failed to secure continued funding. The initiative Continue reading Adaptation and race against climate change

Adaptation and the race against climate change

From Ecos magazine, 15 July 2013: Five years ago, the federal government took what many felt was the visionary step of investing $50 million dollars in the National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility (NCCARF). Despite its considerable achievements – which have been hailed globally – NCCARF last month failed to secure continued funding. The initiative Continue reading Adaptation and the race against climate change