Kangaroos, low emission meat and the Carbon Farming Initiative

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By , July 21, 2011 6:23 pm
The ABC Science Show on 16 July 2011 discussed the future of meat in Australia and the world. The presenter Robyn Williams asked the questions, 'Can we afford all the land, energy, water and carbon release cattle and sheep require? Is farming meat now just too hard? Should roos be used as substitutes? Could we manufacture meat in vats in factories instead, using bacteria?' He interviewed George Wilson who presented a paper on "Kangaroos, low emission meat and the Carbon Farming Initiative. The program Where's the beef? Or is this the end of meat? can be downloaded from the ABC RN Science Show website.  

AWS aircraft

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By , July 19, 2011 3:12 pm
AWS has acquired a part share of an aircraft to assist with our field work and data collection. The Cessna 182 Turbo was flown out from Florida in USA via Hawai and Samoa, landing at the Gold Coast in late April. In June it was used in a survey of feral camels in the Great Victoria Desert in central Australia. In late August 2011 it provided support to searches of gullies and remote creeks on Angas Downs looking for Anangu art and heritage sites. It also conducted kangaroo and camel survey of the property.