Category Archives: Environment

drinking The Guardian’s kool-ade …

So funny, I just had to post this. Don’t they realize it takes a lot of power to make stuff, mine it, process it, manufacture the parts, then to build it and ship it? I guess that they don’t, or … Continue reading

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the best new discovery to aid indigenous communities …

My long week of field trips last week was the culmination of years of research for a product or products, led by Queensland Food Science Researcher, Dr Yasmina Sultan-Bawa: Provide a very good income for indigenous outstations and communities with … Continue reading

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gardening on town verges …

My group has been pushing this ‘greening’ agenda in Pilbara and Kimberley towns for more than a decade, replacing grass weeds and bare dirt with indigenous plant species to protect erosion and provide a home to smaller animals, birds and … Continue reading

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Broome fantasy …

Broome has regions surrounding the town that are often overlooked by the thousands of visitors at this time of year. Unless you are more adventurous and know an informed local, you wont see any of this. This is why I … Continue reading

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out the back bush …

Yesterday, after a cold windy morning in Broome, a sunny 25C drive out plant searching in an area associated with a now abandoned proposal for a  Woodside Gas Hub project. A long drive on rough corrugated roads and tracks, the … Continue reading

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Just how good is CO2? …

This good, Papaya sensationally increases production by a massive amount. […] In discussing their findings, Cruz et al. report that compared to ambient levels of CO2, elevated CO2 increased photosynthesis by 24 and 31 percent in the low and high … Continue reading

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Black As …

David Batty’s new comedy  mini series now up on ABC iView. The first five of 25 short videos featuring a remote Arnhem Land community and some local ‘youth’. A great and very funny insight into their culture, way of life … Continue reading

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Acacia for food …

The Duck’s Head Wattle, has odd shaped leaves which the common name suggests. This is Acacia ampliceps, found on red sandy dunes along the NorthWest coastal highway near Sandfire, and near the Edgar Range. More details can be seen here … Continue reading

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Marijuana compound removes toxic Alzheimer’s protein from the brain …

Alzheimers is often joked about when memory fades, but the reality is, a dreadful debilitating disease that affects not just the afflicted. Well, we have news for you. EMSmith (Chiefio) reporting!: Hey Simon! MJ and Alzheimer’s by E.M.Smith Well. This … Continue reading

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the environment’s “ethical misconduct”? …

[…] nearly two decades of “disturbing” data manipulation. Someone in the inorganic section of a USGS lab in Lakewood, Colorado manipulated data – some of which related to the environment – from 1996 to 2014, with “serious and far ranging” … Continue reading

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