It has been very wet in Brisbane over the last couple of days. But not as wet as on the Gold Coast where over 400mm has fallen over the last 24 hours. The Hinze Dam, that supplies the Gold Coast, is predicted to fill completely some time this … [Read more...] about How Much More Water?
Archives for June 2005
In National Parks, Reserves, and on private property in south-western Australia, grasstrees are under termite attack, rotting, breaking off, and toppling over, due to vast accumulation of thatch. The grasstree in this photograph, with heavy thatch … [Read more...] about Fire, Folly & Dead Canaries
Maybe I have been a bit harsh with my title for this post? Then again, I am, after all, at heart, a global warming skeptic. And now the NT government is proposing aboriginals stop burning-off to reduce C02 emmissions. "Government figures show the … [Read more...] about Stop Global Warming, Stop Burning-Off in the NT
I received the following email from someone looking for advice: "I rarely get involved in environmental causes but I think this one is worth it because the opportunity seems to be now or never. The consequences of cane toads don't seem to be life … [Read more...] about Cane Toads Threaten WA?
Some residents of Taralga don't like windmills and have sent me the following poster picture Download file (180 kb). It came with the following text: "Place on notice boards, dart boards, toilet doors......the mind boggles. Let's just get the … [Read more...] about Taralga’s Potential Windmills
The following note on rangeland management is from a reader of this blog who lives in western Queensland. The note was followed by the the comment that, "a major problem of rangeland management is that politicians and bureaucrats have undying faith … [Read more...] about On Pious Hope & Queensland’s Rangelands