I missed the following in The Australian this morning, CANADIAN miner Maple Minerals is to take control of one of Queensland's richest uranium deposits in a gamble that the Beattie Government will bow to pressure to reverse Labor's ban on new … [Read more...] about Will Queensland Mine Uranium?
Archives for September 2005
I have really enjoyed reading 'Going Native: Living in the Australian environment' by Michael Archer and Bob Beale (Hodder, 2004). The book promotes the commercial potential of Australian native plants and animals - from kangaroos and koalas to … [Read more...] about Koalas Will Chew Gum in Tokyo
The front page of today's Australian Financial Review (AFR) included the headline 'Grape glut crushes winemakers profits'. A record harvest of 1.92 million tonnes! It seems amazing given the recent drought. When I started working on Murray River … [Read more...] about Grape Glut
A reader of this web-log sent me this link, with the note: I wonder what this gamma ray burst of 13 billion years ago does for the Intelligent Design argument? I have previously commented on Intelligent Design here. … [Read more...] about Intelligent Design in Outer Space
I was going to proceed chapter by chapter through Ian Lowe's new book 'A Big Fix: Radical solutions for Australia's environmental crisis' but by the time I get to chapter 6 I'll have missed the key points, or lost my audience, or both. So here goes … [Read more...] about Chicken Little, Prof Lowe Pre-empts the Movie
Chapter 2 of 'A Big Fix:Radical Solutions for Australia's Environmental Crisis' by Ian Lowe (Black Inc 2005) is titled 'Defining Sustainability: What does it Mean?'. As I began reading the chapter I thought of Michael Crichton (author of Jurassic … [Read more...] about Scientists as Philosopher Kings