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cane toads march on … bird numbers recover

Cane toads have begun their ‘death-march’ across the Kimberley over the past four or five  years. Some predators, like freshwater crocodiles and monitor lizards are being almost wiped out, and others like quolls are being trained to avoid the toads … Continue reading

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exposing dinosaur tracks …

Fortunately, the tides do the work, leaving Dr Salisbury to locate and map: Written by  Kandy Curran RESEARCHERS are working to reconstruct scenes from 130 million years ago, when Australia was still connected to Antarctica and covered in towering conifer forests, … Continue reading

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spider climaphobia …

The giant spider climate story which simply won’t die Guest essay by Eric Worrall The giant spider climate story is making the rounds again. The story is, if we don’t mend our wicked ways, we’re going to end living a … 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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flora as medicine …

What can this plant species not be good for: Curcumin proved effective at combating cancer WA SCIENTISTS have helped re-affirm that curcumin, a chemical compound found in turmeric, is a safe and promising treatment for most cancers and other inflammation-driven … Continue reading

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climate change may shorten winter … or may not

Assumptions and projections are not science but nonsense. This is another column at SNWA where the writer assumes ‘climate change’. Not global warming or global cooling, but climate change. The lower rainfall, dear author, is a result of mass clearing … Continue reading

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“framing and normative messaging” … climate psychology poppycock

Agenda driven pseudo-science at Australian Universities. Public support found in how you pose the question  Really, is that what climate science has fallen down to. Promoting propaganda, the Psychology Departments’ “structuring the message differently”. “When the costs of reducing Australia’s … Continue reading

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more CO2 please …

Seagrass is under threat from a number of sources, such as excess fertilizer run-off, ship’s ballast tanks, but here, it was a marine ‘heat-wave’. SNWA posts: Camera-carrying turtles reveal seagrass decline Well, they are going to like this then: Increasing CO2 … Continue reading

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unleashing new weeds? …

Another potential weed that scientists plan to unleash on unsuspecting farmers. Add this to all those other ‘wonder species’ that are now a plague on Australian landscapes. Lets hope it doesn’t add a new wasteland. African legume holds potential for … Continue reading

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new subsidized artificial reef installation …

Perth, in Western Australia, is the home of this new, heavily subsidized*, wave generator, soon to be artificial reef, as the second unit gets installed off Garden Island. Carnegie installs second CETO 5 unit at WA wave energy project By … Continue reading

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