Much of western Queensland received winter rain this year and the last few weeks has apparently seen the country-side transformed with a spectacular display of wildflowers. ABC radio Western Queensland has put together a photo gallery … [Read more...] about Wildflowers Follow Rain
Archives for September 2005
Blog site 'real climate' has an interesting review of the relationship between hurricanes (frequency and intensity) and global warming with particular reference to Katrina. By way of introduction: The key connection is that between sea surface … [Read more...] about On Hurricanes, including Katrina
After I wrote about the anti-GM lobby group the 'Network of Concerned Farmers' and their misinformation campaign in my column in The Land newspaper (11th August edition, pg. 24), I received letters and emails accusing me of not understanding basic … [Read more...] about Where’s the Market Premium for Non- GM Canola?
On 17th June I posted an essay from David Ward, WA, titled 'Noongars Knew Best' about aboriginal management of the dry forests of the SW of Western Australia. In this new post, which is a powerpoint presentation from David, four scenarios for … [Read more...] about Noongars Knew Best (Part 2)
I have been repeatedly referred to the 'New Farm' website as a source of quality information on organic farming systems. But I can't find any actual data at this site and my request for specific data seems to have just got me receiving their … [Read more...] about Some Real Data on Organics Please
Today's Courier Mail (pg 57) has a piece titled 'Rainfall hits five-year low' explaining how little rain has fallen in Brisbane while noting that the Gold Coast was deluged in June. It goes on to explain that the Gold Coast City Council wants to … [Read more...] about Pain for Litte Gain?