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New CSIRO partnership for geology research

Two CSIRO post-doctoral researchers will be based in Darwin for up to three years embedded within the Department of Mines and Energy under a new collaborative research agreement.

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Fracking Inquiry

On 14 September the NT Government announced a moratorium and independent scientific inquiry into fracking in the Northern Territory.

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CGMMV detection at Berrimah Research Farm

Two separate areas have been placed under quarantine at Berrimah Research Farm following the confirmed detection of Cucumber Green Mottle Mosaic Virus.

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Get your pets cyclone ready

The Northern Territory Government’s Animal Welfare Inspectors are urging Territorians to plan for the care of their pets in the lead up to the start of the cyclone season on November 1.

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Banana Freckle Regrowth Deadline

Finding and destroying banana plants that have regrown is the major focus of the National Banana Freckle Eradication Program over the next two weeks.

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Release of independent report into bioaccumulation of heavy metals in McArthur River

The results of an independent review into the bioaccumulation of heavy metals in the McArthur River Mine (MRM) area has confirmed a low risk to human health posed by consumption of fish from the McArthur River system.

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Petroleum (Environment) Regulations

The Northern Territory Government supports the responsible development of an onshore oil and gas industry that has the potential to provide significant, long term economic benefits for Territorians.

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Balanced Environment Strategy Discussion Draft

Territorians are encouraged to have their say and provide feedback on the Balanced Environment Strategy Discussion Draft. Comments can be provided through taking a short online survey or via email until 18 March 2016, or in person at one of the community consultation forums being held in February 2016.

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Browsing Ant detection dogs

Following the detection of browsing ants in the Darwin port region in July last year, the NT Government joined forces with the Queensland Government to train and deploy browsing ant detector dogs.