A team of 24 scientists from research institutions around the world have called on governments to introduce a system of zoning for coastal waters similar to the system of zoning used to manage and protect land-based resources.
The scientists say the system of coastal zones is needed to balance the growth in competing demands for marine resources.
The 2014 Annual General Meeting of the National Sea Change Taskforce is to be held in Canberra on Wednesday 3 September. The meeting will be held at Parliament House in association with a series of briefings for MPs from coastal electorates.
Research commissioned by the Climate Institute and the consumer group CHOICE warns that homebuyers could face big increases in insurance premiums and reduced property values due to the increased risk of extreme weather events and climate change.
Greater Taree City Council, on the NSW mid north coast, has adopted a Coastal Zone Management Plan (CZMP) incorporating a dual approach to managing current and future impacts of coastal erosion.
Scientists have trialed the release of mosquitoes which are resistant to dengue fever into small communities in northern Australia. In the trials, mosquitoes were infected with a bacteria called Wolbachia, which prevents them from transmitting dengue.
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