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“a holistic approach to renewable energy”? …

Sometimes an email arrives that makes you shake your head, here was one from Murdoch University in Western Australia. Another pocket lining academic exercise. I guess if they are looking to give scholarships to ‘aged pensioners’ like me, things are … Continue reading

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come in, ‘Spinners’ …

Video of the rare Dwarf Spinning Dolphins at Price’s Point, just 60km north of Broome:   James Price Point Spinners Short film of the James Price Point Spinners with Simon Allen, Research Biologist, Murdoch University, Perth, WA. Location: Broome, The … Continue reading

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decoys and tails …

I had often wondered why some lizard species have bright colours, now some researchers have discovered why in a ‘model’ trial. Rob Payne, from SNWA reports: Tail attraction saves lizards from fatal attacks Written by¬† Rob Payne The lizard models … Continue reading

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weighing village carbon … drinking the kool-ade

Heroes in the fight against¬†desertification are ‘rewarded’ in the latest article from SNWA. Miners won’t be happy reading this: Mine site villages weighed for carbon footprint A SOLE mine worker is responsible for producing between 11 and 16 tonnes of … Continue reading

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a law of averages without an increase or a loss …

This looked like a good report, but then … of course, SNWA once more, reporting nonsense, contradiction and spouting wild predictions: Prescribed burning strategy misses the mark PRESCRIBED burning in forests away from inhabited areas has little benefit for bushfire … Continue reading

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Fred and Barney to blame …

The Flinstone’s emissions are to be blamed for climate change? A new post at SNWA uses the climate change mantra of the distant past to warn about the present. Climate change key to megafauna deaths AN ancient DNA specialist from … Continue reading

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milking algae for bio-fuel …

Biofuel research has come a long way in Western Australia, probably part due to the superb Pilbara climate and environmental outlook, where pilot plants are operating … […] Murdoch University School of Veterinary and Life Sciences Algae R&D Centre researcher … Continue reading

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science of sex change in turtles …

Must be time for renewal of funding. Yes, I’m reading between the lines of yet another article on Science Network WA where research has to be tied to ‘climate change’. Pathetic, really: Warmer beaches influence sex ratios of loggerhead hatchlings … Continue reading

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combining solar studies with algae …

Comparing solar panel efficiencies and algae bio-mass species, all in one go. this looks like some very interesting research to follow up on: Novel combination ensures entire solar spectrum harnessed MURDOCH University researchers have dramatically increased the conversion efficiency of … Continue reading

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researchers, outfoxed …

Here we go again, it must be ‘climate change’ says researchers from Murdoch University. Forgetting the fact that the climate Australia currently experiences hasn’t changed for over a thousand years at least, and not expected to soon except in their … Continue reading

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