Tag Archives: nature

back to the bush … station life

Station country in both Kimberley and Pilbara areas that I visit on field trips are covered in this interesting blog with guest posters from cattle station women. My brother managed Liveringa Station in the ’60s, when it was a sheep … Continue reading

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massive green kill …

The most insidious installations of renewable energy are those that cause mass killing of wildlife. Flocks of birds, zapped and fried in an instance. (via Greenie Watch) Uh oh: California solar plant fries thousands of birds in mid-flight Workers at … Continue reading

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the tomato business from the bush …

Bush tomatos are a strong commercial possibility for cultivation, something we will be looking at in the near future … http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/bushtelegraph/bush-tomato/5652550 [...] The plant in question is the bush tomato, also known as the bush raisin, a very close relative … Continue reading

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gardens in the desert, species …

Click to enlarge, more images of desert species found on the Kidson Track …

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traps in the honey-pot …

What, climate change not killing off the bees after all? … (pollination halved) Why the Buzz About a Bee-pocalypse Is a Honey Trap Populations of the pollinators are not declining and a ban on neonic pesticides would devastate U.S. agriculture. … Continue reading

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beaching it, earlier this year …

Click to enlarge … March 2014 The next day:

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desert trekking …

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desert flora …

From the Great Sandy Desert gardens, more. Click to enlarge …

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desert profiles …

The Great Sandy Desert pictured, click to enlarge …

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more CO2 leads to increased water-use efficiency …

Much more work on the connection between elevated CO2 levels, rainfall,  and water usage on crops, has been published, much of it on the  CO2 science website   Subject Index Summary Stomatal Conductance (Agricultural Crops): When the air’s CO2 content … Continue reading

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