Tasmanians will go to the polls on 18th March. Of course with an election in Australia or Tasmania comes the usual bagging of the forest industry and timber company Gunns Ltd. This time a proposed pulp mill is developing as the point of contention, … [Read more...] about How Much Forest Should Be Saved?
Archives for February 2006
Dr Peter Ridd from James Cook University gave a lecture in Townsville yesterday and it was reported in The Age. Not bad given that he wasn't pushing a doom and gloom message and doesn't believe the reef is at risk from global warming. He's some of … [Read more...] about Environmental Priorities Wrong & Reef Not at Risk: Peter Ridd
Meterologists from around the world gathered in Cape Town, South Africa, this week. At the World Meterological Conference a report was tabled summarizing information on the impact of global warming on cyclones including hurricanes and … [Read more...] about More Intense Tropical Cyclones: Likely Impact of Global Warming
Jim Hoggett milks goats at his farm west of Gloucester in northern eastern NSW, he is also a Senior Fellow at the Institute of Public Affairs, and he had the feature letter in last week's The Land (16th February). It read: Last weekend we had the … [Read more...] about How Many Cricket Pitches Burnt?
Question: when is a tomato not a tomato? Answer: When it's an organic tomato. Those who are into organics say it's superior to anything you can get that has been grown using conventional production methods. They will tell you that an organic tomato … [Read more...] about Organic Toilet Paper: For the Intelligent Consumer
The federal government's Agriculture and Food Reference Group handed down its report last week titled 'Creating Our Future: Agriculture and food policy for the next generation' (4,700 kbs). It is very long, over 200 pages, and covers a range of … [Read more...] about Lift Ban on GM Food Crops: Peter Corish