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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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blooming desert …

Following two earlier posts on the Great Sandy Desert, some more colour, click to enlarge …

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the fruitful desert …

The Great Sandy Desert gardens are a very fruitful place. Fruits, nuts, seeds and grains have had exceptional growth this year following a solid wet season and some north west cloud bands taking tropical moisture through to Australia’s populated Southeast. … Continue reading

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greenies are energy fracked …

Wind turbines require a far bigger share of the carbon footprint than even greenies expected, with lots more land needed clear for installation, even after the devastation of using rare earths and steel in their manufacture.  Greenies are devastated: Environmentalists … Continue reading

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enhancing our health, and the environment … with GMOs

Oooah the Greens wont like this, people will die or something: American Farmers Just Love Their GMOs and You Should Too The U.S. Department of Agriculture has released its latest data on farmers planting of crops genetically enhanced to tolerate … Continue reading

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the Great Sandy Gardens …

After a tiring 1400km round trip, a few pics to whet the appetite. A wonderful and diverse region of flora and fauna, I have decided to change the name from Desert to Gardens, if the mapmakers want to change it … Continue reading

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happy fish are warmer fish …

I am about to leave on a field trip to where there are no fish … The Great Sandy Desert beckons, I will be back on Sunday night all going well.In the meantime, some reading at Jonova, where Salmon are … Continue reading

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boosting crop yields …

Research into cropping speeds up, fitting the usual 8 years of breeding that goes into a new variety, into just 12 months. How researchers are speeding up seed production for new wheat Also at SNWA, an article that shows where … Continue reading

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‘horrors’ hidden away in a museum … new species

I often wonder what’s hidden away in the museum’s collection, but new species of spider wasn’t one. I would expect live spiders of all kinds. Four mouse spiders were recently named, now they want more. Help is wanted: Old specimens … Continue reading

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it’s rainfall that really matters …

Dr Jennifer Marohasy et al, released their new paper at the 9th International Conference on Climate Change this week: The Need for a New Paradigm, Including for Rainfall Forecasting By jennifer on July 11, 2014 The following paper was delivered … Continue reading

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