Tag Archives: nature

the wind turbine war on wildlife …

Putting wind turbines on or near farmland is now creating another new problem. Bats are being killed in millions by giant turbine blades, meaning crop insect pests are found in bigger numbers, causing extra pesticide use or smaller yields. Bats … Continue reading

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faces of Cable Beach, Broome …

Cable Beach has a number of different faces, as different as if they were from different beaches. Low tide and high tide are so different, in landscape and ecology and in recreation. These images are from a few days including … Continue reading

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carbon fertilizer wins …

Carbon dioxide has now been found to fertilize plants above ground and below, in the soils. That’s what a new paper has discovered, and a precis is here, at co2science. In an enlightening new paper, Vejpustkova et al. (2016) report … Continue reading

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out and about …

The joys of working with plants, the field is such a good place to be each week. A few pics from this week, click to enlarge: Termite mounds on a slightly saline flat, above, compared with another in woodland nearby … Continue reading

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warming climate, Arctic nonsense …

Doom and gloom was the Arctic agenda, by the warmist set, the melting was a ‘tipping point’ for global warming! Well, there’s some news for you, the satellites don’t agree. The past 37 years, the summer temperatures are little changed: … Continue reading

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helping the dugong …

I have been involved with running a series of restoration projects around Broome, including several Green Army teams. The sign below explains what this one is about, with a graduation of the first team here on Friday, before the second … Continue reading

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deeply fried ‘streamers’ …

More than 6,000 birds fried by the Ivanpah solar power plant last year alone. Insects in millions never had a chance either. Here is the video. A recent study found Ivanpah killed 6,185 birds in 2015, including about 1,145 that … Continue reading

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winter dreams …

The tropical winter is the home of thousands of refugees from the southern cold weather, this year, a wetter and at times, colder season, chasing people towards the equator. My field trips include visiting our local beaches and forests where … Continue reading

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along the dinosaur coast …

The fossilized dinosaur footprints lead the way, Pandanus Palms and a wonder of the Dampier Peninsula from Broome and all parts north, the rare and Endangered ecology of a “Remnant Vine Forest”. This is a rare mix of fruiting trees … Continue reading

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nature’s perfect shapes …

I often wondered where the shape for the B-1 and B-2 bombers’ inspiration came from. Hawkmoths. An interesting coloured patch between the moth’s eyes when looking straight at it: Update, from Strategy Page: Posted 7/24/2016 A B-1 bomber takes off … Continue reading

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