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Tropical Sydney: Corals in the Harbour?

September 15th, 2014 · No Comments · Updates

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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Realdirt.com.au Brought Back to Life!

June 9th, 2014 · 1 Comment · Updates

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: […]

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The Congo Fox

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:

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Youcamp.com is born

January 10th, 2013 · 1 Comment · Updates

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    

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What’s Happened to Myrmidon?

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 […]

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Cyclones Also Fell Rainforests of the Ocean

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 […]

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Great Barrier Reef Book Launch

September 16th, 2010 · 1 Comment · Updates

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.

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What’s a Dead Penguin Worth to a Politican?

August 1st, 2010 · 1 Comment · Updates

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 […]

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Holy Owl!

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 […]

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The Latest From Lough….

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, […]

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