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Learning Dust Lesson to Fight Wildfires

IT is generally agreed that the worst dust storms since European settlement were during the 1944-1945 period.   In his book Out of the West: A Historical Perspective of the Western Division of NSW, former Western Lands Commissioner, Dick Condon, says there were 34 severe dust storms at Wagga Wagga during the period 1944-45, many so […]

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New Atlas of IPCC Rainfall Projections

RESEARCHERS from The Australian National University have created the world’s first comprehensive visual atlas of global rainfall projections over the next 100 years based on all of the models used by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change in its most recent report. PhD researcher Wee Ho Lim and Dr Michael Roderick from ANU have created […]

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Advice from a Sydney Detective on Theories

“YOU didn’t want to start to firm up ideas too early in an investigation, before you had enough facts. But you couldn’t help wondering how the pieces you had fitted together. It was a compulsion, even if at times it had to be resisted.” This is not a quote from a scientist, but Sydney detective, […]

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Roll-out of Electric Car Rechargers to Begin in 2011

CANBERRA, Australia 24 July 2009: Better Place Australia, the leading electric vehicle (EV) infrastructure and services provider today announced that it has chosen the nation’s capital, Canberra, as the site of its first city-wide roll-out of electric vehicle infrastructure in Australia.  (more…)

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New Australian Movie Starring Caroline Marohasy

Caroline Marohasy, a reader of this weblog and my daughter, makes her debut in a new Australian revenge thriller ‘The Horseman’ that will premier at the Melbourne International Film Festival. Caroline Marohasy and Peter Marshall in The Horseman If you like this genre of movie you can watch the trailer; but be warned there is […]

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Ken Willett Talking Transport in Brisbane

The Institute of Public Affairs invites you to the third Brisbane Club Lecture for 2008. Entitled ‘Prescribing the right medicine for a city choked with congestion’ the lecture is on Thursday, July 24, 2008 at 5pm in The Brisbane Club’s The Oak Room (241 Adelaide Street, Brisbane CCBD). After the talk, attendees are invited to […]

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Tracks for Cyclists

“It can be quite tricky traversing a car dominated city by bicycle, particularly when you need to travel an unknown route to a new destination. “But the chances are, someone has cycled that way before you. Bikely.com makes it easy for him or her to show you the best way. “Put very simply, www.bikely.com helps […]

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