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Perth ramps up groundwater replenishment scheme to drought-proof city

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By 2060, one fifth of Perth’s water supply is expected to be replenished groundwater. Photograph: Martin Godwin for the Guardian

Recycled water pumped into underground aquifers as part of plan to make Perth’s water supply ‘climate independent’ by 2022

May 29, 2017 — Perth is pumping recycled water into the underground aquifers that provide its drinking water supply as part of a strategy to drought-proof the city against climate change. Continue reading Perth ramps up groundwater replenishment scheme to drought-proof city

Quokka escapes Rottnest Island on garbage barge, sparking fears for survival

authorities fear an escaped quokka will not survive
Authorities fear an escaped quokka will not survive an encounter with a car or large predator. Photograph: Taronga Zoo

Search under way after marsupial startles recycling centre worker who thought it was a large rat

January 12, 2017 — Authorities in Western Australia are searching for a quokka that apparently escaped Rottnest Island in a rubbish bin and reemerged on the mainland, startling a recycling centre Continue reading Quokka escapes Rottnest Island on garbage barge, sparking fears for survival