Outback couple build solar farm to prove need for remote power generation

In Queensland's Gulf of Carpentaria, one couple has built a solar farm big enough to power their shire in a move to prove the benefit of decentralising electricity and positioning generation sites at the end of the grid.

12/16/2017 9:59:16 AM Read more

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Your best pictures from the week

Here is a selection of photos sent in by ABC Open audience members from around Australia.

12/15/2017 11:23:32 AM Read more

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Bee breeder advocates for change to save colonies

WA bee breeder Ron Clarke is taking an unusual stance among bee keeping communities. He is pushing for legislative change he believes will protect Australia from the invasive and damaging varroa mite.

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New bee semen a double-edged sword in saving future bee populations

A rather delicate artificial insemination procedure could hold the key to saving Australia's future bee populations from their biggest threat — the varroa mite — but it hangs on potentially introducing another virus into the country.

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