Murray-Darling

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Protecting Australia's water by using satellites to collect local data is just one practical argument supporting the nation's need for a space agency, writes Andrew Dempster.

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Widespread flooding across the Lake Eyre and Murray-Darling Basins has produced an explosion of waterbird breeding, one of Australia’s longest-running wildlife surveys has found.

We must stand up for the right of researchers to put forward their views free from intimidation, says UNSW's Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research) Les Field, who's welcomed the government's condemnation of threats against climate change scientists.

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The forthcoming Murray-Darling Basin Plan is a once-in-a-life time opportunity to restore the ailing river system, says an eminent group of Australian scientists headed by Professor Richard Kingsford.