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Entries from December 31st, 2008

King Tide: A Glimpse Into Waterworld

December 31st, 2008 · 4 Comments · News

By JAMES WOODFORD Phil Watson says 9.50 am on January 12 will be a preview of the state’s sea level future. Watson is the Team Leader of the Department of Environment and Climate Change’s Coastal Unit and for the first time has launched a program to document the flooding impacts of the highest tide visible […]

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Merry Christmas from Real Dirt…

December 21st, 2008 · 7 Comments · Updates

It’s been a crazy year here at Real Dirt HQ – that is my laptop and office on the south coast of NSW…But I have been a little quiet the last few weeks as I have been travelling for my next book. After a short break until mid-January I hope to get things cranking up […]

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I Spy An Ibis

December 12th, 2008 · 2 Comments · News

   Having just returned from Townsville I know it is a long way away and I certainly couldn’t imagine getting there on my own steam. That’s why I was surprised to see a note from the Australian Museum that some of the White Ibis researchers have colour banded in Sydney have turned up in far […]

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The Great Barrier Brief?

December 9th, 2008 · No Comments · News

  Picture by Denise Lamby Story by James Woodford As the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority warns that this summer is shaping up as a shocker for coral bleaching it’s a good time to review three new publications. All three deal with one of Australia’s most important World Heritage areas and the threats it faces. Firstly, last week […]

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MASSIVE NEW MARINE PARK FOR SYDNEY?

December 4th, 2008 · 30 Comments · News

  By JAMES WOODFORD A plan for a massive marine park stretching off Sydney’s coast, from Gosford in the north to the Royal in the south and three kilometres out to sea, will be launched today. The proposal by the National Parks Association of NSW(NPA) is ambitious, but, if successful, will lead to an overhaul […]

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