Archive | December 31, 2007

What Animal is This?

As 2007 draws to a conclusion, I make my final entry for the year, in the form of a challenge: Can anyone identify this critter? I photographed it on the distinctive new foliage of a juvenile mahogany (Dysoxylum sp.) and it is about 2 mm long (cerci excluded). For 2008, I wish our entire readership […]

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President of the Japan Whaling Association responds to Australia

On December 19, 2007 Australia’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Honourable Stephen Smith, issued a joint media release with the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and the Arts, Mr Peter Garrett. The release states that “Australia strongly believes that there is no credible scientific justification for the hunting of whales and is opposed to all commercial […]

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What Will Decide The US’s Energy Future?

Such is the power of politics, driven by concerns about global warming, that according to the US-based online journal Grist, the tide has turned against coal and it is now officially “the enemy of the human race” with the states of California, Kansas, Florida and Washington denying permits or contracts for new coal-fired power stations. […]

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