It was a public holiday here in Australia today, because of ANZAC day. Across the country we remembered the men and women who went to war, particularly the men who fought at Gallipoli during World War 1. Noeline Franklin (from Brindabella and the … [Read more...] about Anzac Day & the Man from Snowy River
Archives for April 2006
I am fascinated by China's growth and wonder about the impact of all this development on the local and global environment. The '2006 Index of Leading Environmental Indicators: The Nature and Sources of Ecological Progress in the US and the World' … [Read more...] about Political Reform Driven by Pollution in China
"Darwin is preparing to weather the most intense storm ever seen in Australia's northern waters, with winds of 350 kilometres an hour at the core of cyclone Monica. The category 5 storm is less than 400 kilometres from the Northern Territory capital, … [Read more...] about Darwin Braces for Cyclone Monica
In response to a letter in the Telegraph on 19th April from the President of the Royal Society, Lord Rees of Ludlow, asserting that the evidence for human-caused global warming "is now compelling", 41 scientists have written to the same newspaper … [Read more...] about Another ‘Climate Change’ Letter: Does 41 Trump 1?
It's official, Norway is planning to kill many more minke whales this season. The 2006 minke whale quote for Norway was officially set last December, the season started on the 1st April. The quota is much higher than for previous years. Here are … [Read more...] about Norway to Kill More Whales
Members of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) voted in 1982 to ban commercial whaling beginning in the 1985-86 season. Since 1992, the IWC Scientific Committee has unsuccessfully requested that the Commission lift the moratorium and allow … [Read more...] about Scientific Whaling: Podcast from Dana Centre