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growing tough seedlings … by being mean

Learning how to grow seedlings has kept me busy for nearly 2 decades, and working out the best survival tactics for seedlings is one positive result. Now, a student at Curtin University in Perth describes my processes. Treat them rough, … Continue reading

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the climate craziness … and “scientifically-illiterate newscasters”

  Pravda: ‘Scientists Now Warn Of A New Ice Age’ As Temperature Plummets to – 80°F In Russia Meteorologist Dr. Ryan Maue: During last few days, Northern Hemisphere average temperature fell by > 1.0°C vs climatology (1981-2010).   Well that kind … Continue reading

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new semi-conductor discovery …

A new material has been developed at the University of Manchester called Indium-Selenide, after the two elements were discovered when trialling different metals in their Graphene studies. This material is proving a better semi-conductor than silicon. Read all about it … Continue reading

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The Guardian moans … agenda threatened

[…] Whether its solar power or wind energy, there’s a common thread: A very select few are profiting hugely while the rest of society are left to clean up a huge industrial, financial and environmental mess.   Thank goodness for … Continue reading

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the tip of Dampier Peninsula …

A very busy time, so I apologize for the lack of posts here. Some images of Cape Leveque, 200km north of Broome, here below, until I catch up editing and writing some reports. Click to enlarge:

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the banker’s climate scam …

If clean green energy was efficient, cheap and reliable there would be no “funding need” as the market would leap to exploit that opportunity. Instead most leading investors act like they are skeptics. The fact that central bankers are selling … Continue reading

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capitalism trumps socialism …

When you have to loot the empty State owned Supermarket, you have arrived at Zimbabwe or North Korea territory. But this is/was Obama’s ambition, to be like Venezuela. Or Cuba. The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of … Continue reading

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missing Agriculture …

No, not me, but Labor, and Bill Shorten, have forgotten where our food, wool, cotton and a lot more comes from. First, the bad news: Labor has no plan for Australia’s largest Regional Industry – Agriculture. That means, if Labor … Continue reading

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graphene, the next big technology …

Microwaved Graphene Nanoribbons are the next big thing in chemical innovation, now finding a major use for the oil and gas Industry. Drill cutting heads containing a low power microwave unit, ‘melts’ the graphene nanoribbon polymer into minute fissures and … Continue reading

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avoiding the consequences …

The rehabilitation of mine-sites across Western Australia has been a litany of failure on many fronts, particularly in ‘out of the way’ Northern regional areas. Photographer Hugh Brown is concerned. Hugh Brown This is a blight on the industry that … Continue reading

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