Some readers of this blog may recall that Louis Hissink sometimes brings up the subject of at least some oil being 'abiogenic' or 'abiotic' rather than fossil in origin. Most of us remain sceptical of such claims, which seem to be backed by anecdotal … [Read more...] about Evidence for Abiogenic Oil from a New Paper Published in the Journal ‘Science’
Archives for February 6, 2008
It is not often I read a book that summarizes a lot of issues that I have really wanted summarized. In fact, I think ‘Science and Public Policy – The Virtuous Corruption of Virtual Environmental Science’ by Professor Aynsley Kellow is the first. I … [Read more...] about Science and Public Policy by Aynsley Kellow: Part 1, DDT
Plants that flower and fruit from their main stems or woody trunks rather than from new growth and shoots, are described as cauliflorous or cormiflorous; those that flower from the branches are ramiflorous. The Scarlet Bean (Archidendron ramiflorum … [Read more...] about The Spectacular Scarlet Bean
Last month I suggested about 1,000 dugongs are killed each year in northern Australian waters and that this is too many. Today, ABC Online is quoting fisherman Peter Manning suggesting a figure of 1,600 dugongs. Mr Manning says all Australians … [Read more...] about How Many Dugongs Are Killed Each Year in Northern Australia?