murray darling basin

josh frydenberg faced a sceptical crowd in Kooyong who challenged him on climate change

Josh Frydenberg on back foot over Adani at Kooyong election forum

Josh Frydenberg spent the first night of the election campaign defending the Coalition’s decision to approve the groundwater management plan for the Adani coalmine to a room of 600 voters in his electorate of Kooyong, where climate change has emerged as a key issue.

a senate committee has heard that the cost of past river ‘infrastructure projects’ was 2.7 times more per megalitre than buying back water entitlements

Murray-Darling buybacks ‘twice as cheap’ as efficiency projects

A Senate committee examining whether to lift the current cap on water buybacks has heard evidence that it would be cheaper to buy more water from farmers and then inject savings into rural communities to create other types of jobs than opt for water-savings projects – but the federal government has never explored the option.

the murray-darling basin authority will do more work on how climate change is affecting the river system

Murray-Darling authority promises to upgrade climate science after criticism

Scientists invited to collaborate on climate change following mass fish kills and royal commission findings — In the wake of mass fish kills in the Menindee Lakes in January and scorching criticism of its stewardship of the Murray-Darling Basin, the Murray-Darling Basin Authority has announced that it will upgrade its scientific work on climate change …

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two dead murray cod float on the surface of the darling river near menindee

‘The Darling will die’: Scientists say mass fish kill due to over-extraction and drought

Australian Academy of Science panel says urgent steps needed to restore flows — A scientific panel investigating the causes of three mass fish deaths at the Menindee lakes has pointed the finger squarely at those managing the Murray-Darling river system, saying the lack of flows was caused by a combination of drought and over-extraction, leading …

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fish are dying in their hundreds of thousands in the lower darling river

Michael McCormack makes first visit to Menindee since fish kill: ‘We’re all experts in hindsight’

Nationals leader, who had earlier blamed mass deaths on lack of rain, defends irrigators and plays down climate change — The Nationals leader Michael McCormack has made his first visit to Menindee since the ecological disaster which led to the death of up to a million fish, claiming “we’re all experts in hindsight”. The deputy …

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darling river in the murray-darling basin

Dumping 15m tonnes of salt at Queensland creek ‘considerable’ risk to water

Study concludes considerable likelihood waste from coal seam gas operations could contaminate Stockyard Creek in headwaters of Murray-Darling Basin — Plans to dump up to 15m tonnes of salt and other waste near a creek in drought-stricken Queensland carry a “considerable” risk of water contamination, a new study has found. Approved plans to expand a …

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