We've been told that Greenland is thinning at the margins,and the glaciers are retreating, but while all this is happening the icecaps are now apparently thickening. This is according to a new article in Science as reported by ABC … [Read more...] about Greenland Getting Taller
Archives for October 2005
I started the week exploring the wetlands of Kakadu National Park in Northern Australia. I have ended the week exploring the wetlands of Central New South Wales (South Eastern Australia) with my friend … [Read more...] about Cattle Killing the Macquarie Marshes?
I was interested to read at ABC Online yesterday, that Greenpeace has thrown its support behind ambitious plans for a solar powered water desalination plant in Whyalla, South Australia. I have previously only heard environmental groups criticise … [Read more...] about Greenpeace Backs Desal Plant!
I spent yesterday in the Northern Territory's Kakadu National Park. It was a truly magnificent experience. I was surprised to learn that in the wet season 75 % of the park becomes covered in water much of it runoff from the Arnhem Land escarpment. … [Read more...] about Cows in Kakadu
There were once only about 5,000 crocodiles in the Northern Territory. The population was decimated in the late 1940 and 1950s by hunters. A ban was placed on hunting and the exportation of skins in the early 1970s. Croc numbers have bounced back … [Read more...] about So Many Crocodiles
In his new book the 'The Weather Makers' (Text Publishing, Melbourne, $32.95) Professor Tim Flannery suggests that the medieval warm period was unique to Europe with "a survey of global temperature records (from ice-cores, tree-rings and lake … [Read more...] about Tim Flannery on Hockey Sticks