New Orleans in the southern US has been devastated by Hurricane Katrina. According to tonights ABC television news, 80% of the city is under water.I was in Louisiana in February 1999 and remember enjoying a meal of crawfish in Baton Rouge (just … [Read more...] about Katrina and The Mississippi
Archives for August 2005
Why Did Sugar Kill My Plants?
I am currently studying biology in Grade 11 at High School. I grew Brassica rapa from seed with a control of just tap water and two treatments with different sugar solutions under 24 hour light.The control plants (no sugar) flourished and grew to … [Read more...] about Why Did Sugar Kill My Plants?
Hi JenniferI've read an interesting article, written in 1989, about 'herd behaviour'. You are probably aware of the piece anyway, but just in case I thought I'd mention it. Here's a section that looks like it relates to current controveries, even … [Read more...] about Herd Behaviour
To Burn or Graze
There has been a bit written at this site about the importance of burning landscapes including comment from David Ward in WA that:"I have recently developed geometric evidence that frequent burning is the only (repeat only), way to maintain a … [Read more...] about To Burn or Graze
Greenpeace Accounts for 2004
I was surprised to read The Melbourne's Age newspaper describe Greenpeace as an 'eco-fascist concern':Multinational stunt outfit Greenpeace Australia Pacific saw its supporter base decline and fund- raising costs blow out in calendar 2004. … [Read more...] about Greenpeace Accounts for 2004
On Government Departments
"The trouble, at least on the surface, seems that any government department would rather spend a dollar on simulation than a dime on in-service testing, and the simulation frequently misses vital points while stressing irrelevancies."... from a … [Read more...] about On Government Departments