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timberbiz -2 hours ago

Portsea Clubhouse rebuilt for a new generation

In 1960, the original Portsea Surf Life Saving Clubhouse in Victoria was constructed from a packing crate. Now, more than 60 years later, it has been transformed into a once-in a generation clubhouse. Situated right along the beach, this $9 million project required a full demolition and rebuild that has taken more than two years. Source: Timberbiz Built by Ireland Brown Constructions, the clubhous...

The Guardian -24 hours ago

The French still feel gloriously Gallic | Brief letters

EU membership | Royal National Lifeboat Institution | Sarah Thomas’s Channel swim | Eurovision | Ancient woodlandsI am sorry that James Skelton, a former miner from Sedgefield, feels his Englishness has been eroded by EU membership (Labour’s love lost, 16 September). French-ness is obviously more robust. Here in southern France this summer, the locals have been as gloriously Gallic as ever des...

USFS -yesterday

Effects of fertilizer on media chemistry and red-flowering current seedling growth using a subirrigation system

Water conservation in nursery systems is an ever-increasing focus, yet there is relatively little guidance for growers producing seedlings intended for restoration regarding how practices such as subirrigation influence plant growth in the nursery and after outplanting. Our study investigated red-flowering currant (Ribes sanguineum Pursh) seedling development and early field performance using diff...

USFS -yesterday

Hydrogeomorphic controls on soil carbon composition in two classes of subalpine wetlands

Wetlands play a vital role in terrestrial carbon (C) sequestration, but the sensitivity of their C stocks to disturbance remains uncertain, requiring enhanced understanding of the processes that govern C storage and removal. The unique conditions in wetlands from different hydrogeomorphic (HGM) classes likely regulate the cycling, storage and vulnerabilities of wetland soil C stocks. To determine ...

USFS -4 days ago

Seasonal flooding affects habitat and landscape dynamics of a gravel-bed river floodplain

Floodplains are comprised of aquatic and terrestrial habitats that are reshaped frequently by hydrologic processes that operate at multiple spatial and temporal scales. It is well established that hydrologic and geomorphic dynamics are the primary drivers of habitat change in river floodplains over extended time periods. However, the effect of fluctuating discharge on floodplain habitat structure ...

CBD -5 days ago

Climate change may be throwing coral sex out of sync

Bad timing for coral sex might be an underappreciated threat of climate change. Spawning is out of sync for at least three widespread coral species in the Red Sea, says Tom Shlesinger, a marine biologist at Tel Aviv University. And warmer seawater temperatures could be playing a role....

CBD -5 days ago

Seychelles, blazing a trail in marine conservation

As the world grapples with the climate emergency, Seychelles is leading the way in marine conservation - ten years ahead of United Nations deadlines. A marine expedition into its deep waters has analysed a huge swathe of unchartered Indian Ocean territory, providing invaluable research....

Mongabay -5 days ago

A pearl oyster farm in Bali aims to be a sustainable source of the jewel

SUMBERKIMA, Indonesia — In the waters off Bali’s northern coast, three men stand atop a floating cage that holds thousands of pearl oysters. In 2016, they were hired by the oyster fisheries agency in Bali’s Karangasem district to cultivate Pinctada maxima pearl oysters, the mollusks famous for producing South Sea pearls, prized for their use […]...

Mongabay -6 days ago

Climate adaptation begins with how we manage water (commentary)

The world is in a slow-moving, persistent water crisis. Rapidly rising water usage, increasingly uncertain rainfall, and widespread water pollution push more of our world into water stress and intensify competition for water — a competition that tends to be lost by the poor and by our ecosystems. Meanwhile, sea level rise, floods, droughts, and […]...

IISD -6 days ago

Global Commission Calls for Urgent Action on Climate Adaptation, Cites Economic Returns on Investment

The report addresses adaptation in early warning systems, climate-resilient infrastructure, improved dryland agriculture, mangrove protection and investments in increasing water resource resilience. It finds that investing USD 1.8 trillion globally from 2020 to 2030 in the five climate adaptation areas could result in USD 7.1 trillion in net benefits....

timberbiz -6 days ago

Local business benefits $5m from Hyne’s new plant

It was tools down at Hyne Timber’s Glue Laminated Timber plant for a progress update with local member, Bruce Saunders MP and Mayor, George Seymour. Following the sod turn in January this year, construction of the 4000m2 plant is almost complete, and showcasing 1374 of Hyne’s own timber beams in the structure. Source: Timberbiz World class equipment has been arriving concurrently and the new ...

Mongabay -7 days ago

New detection devices could record microplastic pollution levels in real time

The scope of the microplastic pollution problem is astonishing. While nations need to slow the rate of plastics entering Earth’s waters, discovering what the density of it is, and where it is, is critical to know especially where such areas overlap with large populations of filter feeding organisms, for example. Traditional testing via tow nets […]...