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Entries from February 15th, 2010

Kangaroos swept away, dams overwhelmed, coastal lakes filled

February 15th, 2010 · 3 Comments · News

For over a year the NSW south coast has slowly cracked and dried. A little over a week ago a neighbour and his friends tried to save native fish as they struggled to survive in a coastal lagoon that had gone so rank everything living in it was starting to die. A few days later […]

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One Good Apple

February 11th, 2010 · 7 Comments · Blog

‘Dad look at this,’ my nine-year-old daughter said to me in awe. Polite, silent, internalised groan. Was it Bindi Irwin on television again? Some new lyric she’d finally heard in a Taylor Swift song? No, in her hand was an apple. ‘It’s the perfect apple,’ she said as proudly as if she was the smug […]

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ABBOTT – NOT NECESSARILY WONG

February 4th, 2010 · 2 Comments · Blog, Real Dirt Fast

By JAMES WOODFORD I hate to say it but there is one small way Opposition leader Tony Abbott is right. His two most repeated and quoted recent comments on the environment may sound like hyperbole but he is in fact absolutely correct. Whether it be an emissions trading scheme or a carbon tax the new […]

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Hunting for Silence – the Sound Tracker

February 2nd, 2010 · 1 Comment · Guest Viewpoint

By JULIA BAIRD When I decided to move from Sydney to Manhattan three years ago, the most common response I had from my friends was; “What about the beach??” Implying of course, I was mad to leave behind the craggy coves I spent so much time in, as well as those luscious, long summer days. […]

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