Montage image presented at the recent 88th Australian Coral Reef Society conference in Brisbane. By James Woodford Welcome to Tropical Sydney, where a Manly Ferry ride could one day be a coral reef cruise. Towards the end of her keynote address, at the 88th Australian Coral Reef Society conference in Brisbane, Dr Adriana Vergés, a […]
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So after a long break…I am planning to start publishing some Realdirt stories again…Here is what I have been working on recently – a land-sharing website, called Youcamp.com Right now it is in the middle of a national social media competition being run by PayPal…Have look and if you like the idea, please vote at: […]
January 27th, 2013 · No Comments · Updates
Every now and then you see something on youtube that is really wonderful and subtle and a lot more profound than it first appears:
Youcamp is a community of private landholders who welcome responsible visitors… Are you a traveller looking for accommodation near a festival or big event, a safe place to park your self-contained campervan, a secluded picnic spot, a traditional camping site far from the crowds, or anything else? Your adventure begins at youcamp.com
March 27th, 2011 · No Comments · Updates
Just before Cyclone Yasi I joined an expedition with scientists out to Myrmidon Reef, 120 kilometres off Townsville. This week I was asked to talk to Radio National’s Robyn Williams – Science Show – Cyclone Yasi – about the reef. Before the interview I called the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority and asked for […]
February 5th, 2011 · 2 Comments · Updates
Last night I filed this story for The Guardian in London and this one for the Sydney Morning Herald: Tropical Cyclone Yasi not only felled vast numbers of trees in some of the Australia’s most spectacular and precious rainforest. The storm’s reach was felt not only on land but also underwater. Yasi will almost certainly […]
If any Real Dirt readers think that Moruya on the NSW south coast has nothing whatsoever to do with the Great Barrier Reef then you’re wrong. On Friday 8th October feel free to come along and find out why I have neglected my blog.
It’s been a while since one of Real Dirt’s favourite contributors, Professor Poongschtock, has felt the need to fly into print. This time penguin exploitation has irked the good professor and he is as mad as a cut snake… Just how low can a politician stoop in pursuit of power? It’s a question that’s been […]
June 23rd, 2010 · No Comments · Updates
By JAMES WOODFORD Sometimes, no matter how much your family needs you, going straight home is not an option. In Tasmania masked owls are an endangered species – as few as 650 pairs are left. But on Lord Howe Island the Tasmanian race, the same sub-species of this raptor are absolutely thriving, living in densities […]
March 19th, 2010 · No Comments · Updates
Janice Lough is a Senior Principal Research Scientist at the Australian Institute of Marine Science and one of the nation’s leading climate scientists – her work on cores from ancient corals has confirmed that dramatic, unprecedented climate changes are underway right now. Lough’s message at the recent Coral Reefs Symposium, held in Brisbane in August, […]