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10 Steps to Save the Reef

October 28th, 2014 · No Comments · Blog

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/oct/28/10-steps-to-save-the-great-barrier-reef  

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Great Barrier Reef: ‘a massive chemistry experiment gone wrong’

October 10th, 2014 · No Comments · News

Scientists warn that pollution may be dramatically increasing the rate of ocean acidification in inshore areas, threatening coral: http://gu.com/p/42b7x

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If Only All Politicians Were Scuba Divers

May 30th, 2011 · 2 Comments · Blog

In 1983 Lodestone Reef, east of Magnetic Island, was the scene of a series of gruesome attacks by a five-metre tiger shark. It was also in the path of Cyclone Yasi and so I was curious to finally get there on the weekend and see how the Reef looks four months after one of the […]

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The Politics of Pumpkins

May 4th, 2010 · 1 Comment · Blog

I don’t much like pumpkins and I don’t much like the end of Summer. I always know when winter is coming because Prue harvests all the pumpkins and we have a mountain of them placed somewhere inconvenient. This year they have been turned into a sculpture in the exact spot where I like to sit […]

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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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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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Cruisin’ for a Climate Change Bruisin’

December 5th, 2009 · 1 Comment · Guest Viewpoint

  Stuart Kininmonth is a seafaring scientist – a sailor and researcher based on Magnetic Island, Queensland. Like every sector of society, yachties will be impacted  by climate change. And what hurts them, hurts us. Here is Stu’s take on the ill wind about to blow. The light breeze fills the sails and quietly pushes […]

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Wonder Wonder Copenhagen: Our Copenhagen Correspondent

November 28th, 2009 · 2 Comments · Guest Viewpoint

In Copenhagen the signs of the climate change summit are everywhere, at least in the public thoroughfares. In the center of the city, around the Kongens Nytorv, the posters were going up today: two-story high images of the Alps, another says ‘France is committed!’ On the weekend the lights on the giant Christmas tree in […]

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BARNEY AND NICKY’S NEVER-ENDING CARBON PARTY

November 13th, 2009 · 4 Comments · News, Real Dirt Fast

This week we had the spectacle of climate-denier-politicians Barney Joyce and Nicky Minchin (Nobel prize-winning scientists and philosophers that they aren’t) telling us everyone else with a doctorate and a brain is wrong and that they are right. Humans have nothing to do with climate change, they say. We actually don’t need to worry, our […]

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TURNING TURTLE: FROM SYDNEY TO THE DEEP BLUE SEA

November 7th, 2009 · 2 Comments · News

Exclusive footage of green turtle being released off Lord Howe Island by marine parks ranger, Sallyann Gudge  After months in the care of humans, three precious green sea turtles are back in the hands of chance. The three young reptiles were born last summer somewhere on an unknown beach in Queensland and were rescued, off […]

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