Territorians are proud of our Daly River. Home to the Barra Nationals fishing comp, great camping spots and vital to the livelihoods of farmers and its Indigenous communities, the Daly is one of our most loved rivers. Fed by aquifers, the Daly is one of our few rivers that flows all year round. Without groundwater the Daly would dry up each year and the barramundi, sooty grunter and other water life could die. But now the NT government is considering plans to suck 24 times more water out of the Daly, mostly to grow tree plantations.
 
The Environment Centre NT is partnering with research, consulting, power distribution and renewable energy organisations in Australia and Indonesia to host a workshop to scope connecting the electricity grids in Northern Australia and Southeast Asia to catalyse the generation and distribution of renewable energy across the region. 
 
Do you want the Northern Territory to be the new GASLAND? Oil and gas companies want to explore around 90% of the Territory’s land and sea for shale gas and oil, including national parks, popular fishing areas, nearly all of Arnhem Land, aquifers in the Daly catchment and areas of high cultural significance. Methods of gas extraction such as hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”), have been vehemently opposed in the US and on the east coast of Australia.
 
Calling all field naturalists, wildlife taxonomists and field ecologists! We want YOU to help us make the new Field Guide to Wildlife of the Top End a great resource. Come to our workshop on Tuesday 11 June 2013, 11.30 am to 1.30pm, at the CSIRO Seminar Room, Berrimah. We're seeking your advice on species to include, and hear from you what types of information are needed to help users identify wildlife. And we need quality images. Do you have any you are happy to be used in the field guide? You can download the flyer for the workshop below.
 
NT Solar Summit 2013, Wednesday 12 June 2013, 8 am – 2pm, Darwin Convention Centre Free event. All welcome. Read more and download the flyer. The Northern Territory is a global solar hotspot! The NT Solar Summit 2013 will bring solar leaders together to showcase new projects, talk about innovative financing and partnerships, and identify what’s needed to bring on a solar future.
 
Every one of us can do something to live more sustainably. And at the Environment Centre NT we are helping Territorians do just that. In the Top End, living sustainably means working with the tropical climate.
 
The Territory's lifestyle, the economy and our globally significant conservation values are threatened by climate change. Climate models indicate global carbon pollution levels must fall by at least 40% below 1990 levels by 2020 to prevent the world’s climate from overheating and seriously damaging ecosystems, economies and communities.
 
 
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