A new report entitled 'Quantification of the Impacts on US Agriculture of Biotechnology- Derived Crops Planted in 2005' by the US National Centre for Food and Agricultural Policy begins with the key findings that: "American growers continued to … [Read more...] about GM Crops Benefit US Farmers: New Report by Sujatha Sankula
Archives for November 2006
Hi Jennifer, I photographed this striped possum (Dactylopsila trivirgata) at Cooper Creek Wilderness on the 21st October, 2006, and I was very pleased to see that this photograph of a striped possum, was in fact, two. Sparsely distributed … [Read more...] about More Than One Striped Possum: A Note from Neil Hewett
Last year Harry Bryden published a paper* in the journal Nature which indicated that there had been a 30 percent decline in the northward flow of warm water in the Atlantic Ocean. This was interpreted by many as another sign of climate change with … [Read more...] about Wrong ‘Shot’ at Atlantic Conveyor Belt Speed?
Hi Jennifer, Since 1999 Greenpeace has not conducted an anti-whaling campaign at sea against Norwegian whalers. According to Greenpeace, such campaigns are now considered "counter productive". One has to wonder then, why Greenpeace considers … [Read more...] about Why Greenpeace No-longer Battles Norwegian Whaler on the High Seas: A Note from George McCallum
I'm in Perth at the moment, at the end of the Australian tour of a new documentary 'Mine Your Own Business'. In the film, British journalist Phelim McAleer meets up with an unemployed 23-year-old Romanian miner Gheorge Lucian and together they … [Read more...] about Mine Your Own Ignorance
There is a lot of forest in Tasmania. In the south east of the island, there was once a thriving timber town known as Wielangta. In its heyday it had a general store, bakery, blacksmiths’ shops, a school and of course several saw mills. Wielangta … [Read more...] about The Story of Wielangta: How Environmentalists Mistake ‘A Timber Town That Disappeared’ for Pristine Wilderness