If we care about the environment, we must also care about rural and regional Australia because this is where most of our environment is. A lot of people in the bush (I use bush in the broadest context to include even rainforest dwellers) are … [Read more...] about Expert Advice on Alpine Grazing
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There seems to be much excitment about the discovery of lots and lots of playtpuses at Maleny, 100 odd kms north of Brisbane, where some locals have been trying to stop the building of a Woolies for many, many months. The ideas is that because there … [Read more...] about Platypuses Can Live with Supermarkets
What role might Universities play in the "small-p politics" of the environment? This is the subject of a piece in today's The Australian in which I am quoted as saying, academics should foster informed debate but not be "advocates of a particular … [Read more...] about Should Academics Play E-Politics?
Yesterday ABC radio's The World Today ran a story on GM wheat as a solution to Western Australia's salinity problems. While a general solution to salinity I am sure it is not, a salt tolerant/more salt tolerant wheat variety must be a welcome … [Read more...] about GM Food Crops (Part 3)
"Monsanto is not alone in the research and development of crops designed to ward off destructive pests and disease, to require reduced pesticide applications, and to increase nutrition and yield in areas with traditionally poor showing for … [Read more...] about Monsanto
Pilliga-Goonoo Pilliga-Goonoo forest communities want Premier Bob Carr to visit, but it doesn't look like he will. They are lamenting job loses. I reckon they would have a better chance of getting their jobs back if they focused on the … [Read more...] about Update: Nuclear, Forest & Cattle, &