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Bushfires NT firefighter to help in Victoria

Bushfires NT has today answered the call from Victoria to help fight devastating wildfires in that state with one staff member set to be deployed on Sunday.

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Parthenium weed eradication continues in the Katherine Region

The prolific weed, Parthenium (Parthenium hysterophorous) was found in the Katherine region late last year.

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Western Davenport Water Allocation Plan Declared

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has released the Western Davenport Water Allocation Plan 2018-2021.

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Busy Start to Central Australian Fire Season

Bushfires NT today reminded Central Australian landholders to be prepared for the Central Australian fire season with maximum temperatures unlikely to drop below 40°C during coming days.

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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 2018 Central Australian Fire Danger Period, marking the start of the fire season.

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Declared weed parthenium detected in the Katherine Region

The declared weed parthenium (Parthenium hysterophorous) was recently detected in the Katherine region.

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Prosecution Proceedings Commenced Over Oil Spill in Darwin Harbour

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) have commenced legal proceedings against the master and owners of a ship responsible for a large oil spill in Darwin Harbour on 19 August 2016.

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Feral Cat Exclosures Boost Reptile Populations

A collaborative research project between the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and Parks Australia has found that feral cat exclosures have a positive impact on local reptile populations.

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Oolloo Aquifer Groundwater Test Results

A study by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) aquatic health unit has found low concentrations of pesticides and nitrate (a plant nutrient) in Oolloo aquifer groundwater in the Douglas Daly and Katherine areas.

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The Northern Territory has a New Water Control District

The Daly Roper Water Control District has been extended to include the Beetaloo Sub-basin and is now called the Daly Roper Beetaloo Water Control District.