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recording errors …

Mistakes are common with BoM, and who knows when these are corrected, if they are. Apparently Beverley, in the WA state’s south-west had 402mm rain last night, says BoM’s rainfall map. Beverley is the red spot. (Update, it’s a DAFWA … Continue reading

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“deaths for profit” …

Watering down drugs for HIV/AIDS patients in third world countries is a rotten, nasty, filthy thing to do. The Clinton Foundation has questions to answer: US Congressional report on Bill Clinton’s role in the deaths for profit Indian Aids drugs … Continue reading

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Broome’s rare coastline …

Some extraordinary beaches surround Broome, including Cable Beach, interspersed with rocky outcrops, much of it sandstone, with some prints of past travelers from 130 million years ago. Here are some images from one of the significant ones. Click twice for … Continue reading

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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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grain of salt, and that ethanol biofuel …

Biofuel has become a Green’s owned dilemma, destroying rain forest for Palm Oil, destroying motor car engines, yet the original idea was to save carbon emissions, or at least be carbon neutral. Well, they sure got that agenda wrong too … 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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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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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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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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