There has been heavy rain and even flooding in northern South Australia and parts of western Victoria. But irrigators upstream in the New South Wales Murray Valley are running out of water and what little remains is stagnant and becoming … [Read more...] about Give the Sheep a Drink Now
Archives for January 2007
Bindi Irwin, daughter of the late Crocodile hunter Steve Irwin, may be the youngest person to ever address the National Press Club in Washington DC. According to ABC Online she follows in the footsteps of Winston Churchill, Indira Gandhi and … [Read more...] about Bindi Irwin Gets It Wrong on Koalas
Has the drought across southern Australia finally broken? According to ABC Rural Weather: "cloud is crossing western Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria and Tasmania with a trough, generating widespread rain. Low cloud is driven across southern … [Read more...] about Has the Drought Across Southern Australia Finally Broken?
The National Greenhouse Accounts and Land Clearing: Do the numbers stack up? by Andrew Macintosh, at The Australia Institute, published January 2007. Australia’s capacity to meet its Kyoto target is contingent on a reduction in emissions from land … [Read more...] about Counting Trees in Australia for Greenhouse Accounting
Green lobby must be treated as a religion By John Kay, In the Financial Times on 09 January 2007. Environmentalism offers an alternative account of the natural world to the religious and an alternative anti-capitalist account of the political … [Read more...] about The Rise of Environmentalism and Decline of Religion?
On Tuesday the Zoological Society of London launched a new conservation called Edge. It’s an acronym for ‘ecologically distinct and globally endangered’ and was described in The Guardian newspaper as an ambitious project by British scientists to … [Read more...] about New Conservation Program Unlikely to Save Already Extinct Dolphin