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…Read more
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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,…Read more
The science is in, and the results are out! Steve Turton and James Donaldson provide an update on the condition of the freshwater basins, estuaries and marine environments across the Wet Tropics.Read more
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…Read more
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