Dear Jennifer, An announcement by the European Commission, as reported by the Chinese news agency, has the EC supporting the continued use and subsidisation of coal with the simple statement "No change should be made..." They also note that … [Read more...] about EU to Continue Support for Coal
Archives for May 2007
"What could have been a very hot issue this year at the International Whaling Commission (IWC) is the renewal of the aboriginal whaling quotas, in particular the quota for the United States. The IWC is a highly polarised, single-issue regime with … [Read more...] about The USA is an Anti-Whaling Whaling Nation: A Note from Rune
Dear Jennifer, A review on cetacean brains and cognition was published last week in PLOS Biology. I think it is the best summary to date on this subject and it raises again the uncomfortable matter of the ethics of whaling irrespective of … [Read more...] about The Ethics of Eating a Smart Animal – Like a Whale
Hi Jennifer, 750 hectares of the nation's most significant waterbird breeding habitats has allegedly been cleared by a Moree farmer. News sources, including ABC Online, are suggesting that the case may turn out to be one of the worst since … [Read more...] about Gwydir Wetlands Land Clearing Investigation
“Whatever it costs will be minimal compared to our overall revenues, and we'll get that back many times over, by running a more efficient company and by growing morale among our employees. This program is a huge morale builder… “From what we see … [Read more...] about The Climate Crisis as a Morale Builder?
Sometimes, in the middle of the night, it sounds like a horse is galloping across my tin roof. But having lived in Brisbane for a few years now, I know it is probably only a couple of brushtail possums. This one came onto my back verandah last … [Read more...] about A Brisbane Brushtail Possum