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Central Australian fire season commencement

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Central Australian fire season commencement

Bushfires NT today joined the Northern Territory Fire and Rescue Service at their Alice Springs headquarters to announce the commencement of the 2019 Central Australian Fire Danger Period, marking the official start of the fire season.

Christmas closures

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Christmas closures

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources offices will be closed from Wednesday 25 December and reopen on Thursday 2 January 2020.

2019 Gamba Action Program launched

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2019 Gamba Action Program launched

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources today launched the 2019 Gamba Action Program (GAP) in Darwin and Katherine.

Soil and land suitability assessment for the Dunmarra area

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Soil and land suitability assessment for the Dunmarra area

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has investigated 59,980ha in the Dunmarra area to assist the potential development of irrigated agriculture in the vicinity.

Geographic barriers disrupt crocodile movement and dispersal

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Geographic barriers disrupt crocodile movement and dispersal

Groundbreaking research has found the Cobourg Peninsula strongly influences the movement and dispersal of saltwater crocodiles (Crocodylus porosus) in the Top End

Siam weed detected in the Top End

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Siam weed detected in the Top End

Siam weed (Chromolaena odorata) was recently detected in the greater Darwin region.

Darwin Harbour Region Report Card

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Darwin Harbour Region Report Card

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) today released the 2018 Darwin Harbour Region Report Card, with positive results recorded at most sites tested.

Two draft Water Allocation Plans released for public comment

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Two draft Water Allocation Plans released for public comment

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has released two water allocation plans for public comment ‑ the draft Oolloo Dolostone Aquifer Water Allocation Plan 2019-2029 and draft Katherine Tindall Limestone Aquifer Water Allocation Plan 2019-2029.

Install firebreaks now to protect yourself and neighbours

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Install firebreaks now to protect yourself and neighbours

With more than a thousand warnings now issued, Bushfires NT is urging Top End rural landholders to install firebreaks or risk becoming a statistic.

Environment Grants Help Territorians Breathe Easier with AirRater

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Environment Grants Help Territorians Breathe Easier with AirRater

Top End residents with lung conditions such as asthma are set to breathe a little easier following today’s launch of the Northern Territory’s AirRater smart phone app.