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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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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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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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growing islands …

Coral islands do the opposite of conventional wisdom, grow in area with small sea level rises, says the latest research: Does Global Warming Cause Coastal Reef Islands to Disappear? (1 July 2016) People who rely heavily on climate model projections … Continue reading

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