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Climate Change: How will it affect our waterways?

The recent release of the IPCC’s latest report on climate change makes it clear that we need to act fast to reduce carbon emissions. But what are the implications of climate change on our local waterways and what can we do to adapt? Climate change is an issue that’s been kicked around like a political…
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The Wrap on Plastic

Less than 2% of waste plastic is currently recovered in Far North Queensland, compared to 5.7 % across Queensland and 9.5 % nationally. The remainder goes to landfill, so we’ve got plenty of room to improve! Some good news is that there is a growing appetite for a commercial plastics hub in Far North Queensland,…
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2021 Report Card: Fish Monitoring Scaled Up

Fish populations have been graded “good to very good” in most freshwater systems across the Far North, a new report into waterway health has revealed. Released today, the annual Wet Tropics Waterway Health Report Card includes comprehensive data for the first time on fish populations and diversity. Wet Tropics Waterways Chair Professor Steve Turton said…
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