FOR decades Queensland scientists have been trying to prove an impact from agriculture, particularly agricultural pesticides, on the Great Barrier Reef. One way they can create the perception of a problem is to use a dodgy survey method involving … [Read more...] about The Virtual Impact of Cows on the Great Barrier Reef
Archives for August 2013
As part of his election campaigning, the Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd was recently in Darwin and Kununurra revealing plans for an expansion of the Ord River scheme including into the Northern Territory. But there was no mention of a major … [Read more...] about Northern Australian Agriculture Will Need GM Cotton
THERE are three places in the US called Burning Springs, and there are historical records of people lighting their water since the 1600s. That's according to Phelim McAleer who explains what he sees as the 'Ten Big Fat Lies About Fracking'... 1) … [Read more...] about Ten Big Fat Lies About Fracking: Phelim McAleer
On 8th August 2013, vandals destroyed a Philippine government field trial of Golden Rice (GR). A petition organised by Dr Channapatna S. Prakash, a professor of plant molecular genetics, explains that... "As the world’s population continues its … [Read more...] about Scientific Community Condemns Destruction of Golden Rice
I believe that a scientist looking at nonscientific problems is just as dumb as the next guy. Richard P. Feynman Photograph of the kangaroo taken in the Central Murray Valley by Faye Ashwin [click on the image for a larger/better view]. … [Read more...] about Open Thread
I'VE been some what dismayed by the approach of many agriculturalists to the development of a coal seam gas (CSG) industry in New South Wales. There have been many widely publicized claims that the CSG industry will pollute the air and water in … [Read more...] about What Will Power Sydney in 5 Years, If Not Gas?