Category Archives: Environment

putting fire out …

Sound waves have been found to have the ability to put fire out. Recent studies using surgical spirit and low frequency sound waves: Watch fire put out using sound waves. A pair of engineering students from George Mason University in … Continue reading

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bushfire history, via ‘specialists’ …

An environment history of fire is uncovered through ‘specialist’ ants, in this latest research in WA’s woodlands: Ant specialists tell of fire history […] While overall ant species richness, abundance and composition did not show any clear patterns after fire, … Continue reading

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“time to get over it” … a cultural shift

What is the Navier Stokes equation? Dr Essex asks this of journalists to see if they know anything about the topic of climate. It’s pretty vague, but there is only one answer. It’s how water and the air move. Journalists … Continue reading

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the ocean floor off Cable Beach … exposed

Following on from the latest series on the mud reef off Cable beach, Broome, this article has appeared discussing the qualities of Ocean water, salinity and pH. One of the best descriptions of the processes involved you are ever likely … Continue reading

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devastating environmentalism …

[…] Imagine activist groups preventing you from having your child vaccinated against polio or hepatitis, or from starting her on chemotherapy for leukemia – because they are “concerned” about “possible side-effects” and the “ethics” of permitting such “risky” procedures. Absurd! … Continue reading

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low tide exposes mud reef …

Another series of images from Cable Beach, where a mud reef becomes exposed by very low tides. The wealth of life in the mud is astonishing. At high tide this is 30 feet deep here. Click to enlarge: 

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pigs and scams at the University of Melbourne …

Pigs are flying at the University of Melbourne: […] Pigs could have particular problems in the heat as they do not possess sweat glands. Avocados are also likely to get smaller in warmer temperatures as the plants get stressed while … Continue reading

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Broome’s tidal wonder …

Twice a year, Broome is subject to a wonder of science. Where does all that water come from, and go to. Over ten metres of water column advances in just a bit over 6 hours, then disappears just as quick. … Continue reading

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Cable Beach marine life … exposed

Another set of sensational images of the large and varied flora and fauna exposed by the low King tide last weekend. Click to enlarge:

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weird animals of the exposed reef … Cable Beach

Cable Beach at low King tide uncovers a host of plant and animal life. The first sample of this years low King tides:

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