Once again, the press is in a tizzy over the Bush Administration’s “censoring of science.” The case against the Bush Administration this time is that it edited testimony presented to the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee (EPW) by Julie … [Read more...] about Did the Bush Administration Really Censor Science?
Archives for November 2007
I photographed this praying mantid last night on the flowers of a Wax Jambu Syzygium samarangense. There are around 160 described species of mantid in Australia with the greatest diversity in the tropics. This large, robust female will produce a … [Read more...] about Praying Mantid
A revised Holocene sea-level curve for the southeast coast of New South Wales, Australia, is presented based on a review of previously published geochronological results for fossil molluscs, organic-rich mud, mangrove roots and fixed biological … [Read more...] about A Review of Sea-Level Change on the Southeast Coast of Australia
30,000 sea birds found dead on the beaches plus at least the same number of birds oil soaked and facing death. A number of dead dolphins are now found dead on the beaches as well. This might have been the biggest ecological catastrophe facing Russia … [Read more...] about Russia Facing the Worst Ecological Catastrophe Since Chernobyl? A Note from Ann Novek
Melting Arctic Ocean sea ice may have been caused by a reversal in the ocean's circulation that had been going on for about a decade, scientists from NASA and the University of Colorado said. Rocky Mountain News: 'Ocean circulation may contribute to … [Read more...] about Ocean Circulation Reversal Melts Arctic Sea Ice
A study of the world's power stations has shown the extent to which developed countries produce more carbon dioxide per head than emerging economies. Australians were found to be the world's worst polluters per capita, producing five times as much … [Read more...] about Australians Named World’s Number One Emitters