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Laurie, V. (2000) Salt 'n' science. The Weekend Australian, 15 April 2000. p. 8 [Publication] [Special Collections]


Newspaper article by Victoria Laurie.

This article draws upon the scientific knowledge and combined 50 years experience of a hydrologist (Tom Hatton), a botanist (Greg Keighery) and an ecologist (Denis Saunders) to explain the threat of salinity in Western Australia. Denis Saunders explains the threat due to the interconnections of natural systems, i.e. the extinction of plant species results in the loss of other organisms up the chain. Tom Hatton compares Australia's response to the salinity crisis to the response in the USA to comparable instances of environmental degradation.

This article contains an annotated map of Western Australia displaying the large area at risk to salinity and a photograph by Bill van Aken/CSIRO of the Warren River in south-west Western Australia.

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This article is part of the WISALTS (Whittington Interceptor Sustainable Agriculture Land Treatment Society Incorporated) Collection.

Item Type: Special Collections
Collection: WISALTS Collection
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