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That sinking feeling: Venice, Rotterdam, Miami, Lagos

flooded streets Miami 2015

BOOK REVIEW by Jenny Goldie. The Water Will Come – rising seas, sinking cities, and the remaking of the civilized world by Jeff Goodell Little, Brown and Co., New York, 2017. 341 pp. AT THE RECENT  Climate Change Update in Canberra, Professor Mark Howden said sea-level rise, one of the manifestations of climate change,

Pooping for the planet: Part I

poultry manure

Ask not what the soil can do for you; ask what you can do for the soil. ONE OF THE greatest crimes committed by modern western society is that we use potable water to dispose of what is regarded as waste. Manure, dung, excrement, shit – call it what you will,

Just gone through ‘hottest’ five years

bondi beach 2013

"More than 260 heat and low rainfall records smashed in one (winter) season in Australia by The Climate Council THE HOTTEST PERIOD on record has been officially confirmed, with the world experiencing its hottest five-years from 2013 through 2017, according to new climate data released today. Ed note: this does not mean

Oceans: Science and Solutions for Australia

oceans science solutions australia

BOOK REVIEW by Nick Goldie. I love a sunburnt country – and its oceans too Australia (surprisingly) is a maritime nation. We have the third largest marine area of responsibility in the world, almost twice the area of our ‘ragged mountain ranges and sweeping plains’. We have maritime territories in three oceans

Turtle Tale from Bywong

Rare images of land turtle nesting by Murray Goodridge MY WIFE JANELLE and I purchased our property ‘Hidden Lake’ in Bywong in 2005. The main feature of the 16ha farm is a 2ha lake created about 70 years ago by the damming of a seasonal creek. At the time of our arrival

Last century thinking threatens forests, ignores climate remedy

koala vs wood pellets

Between Palerang, Queanbeyan and the whole south coast, and in the north, native forest are still being logged and fragmented with government/industry regional forest agreements that value native forests more as woodchips than as greenhouse gas carbon ‘sinks’ and wildlife habitat. HOPEFUL CONTRACTUAL agreements with multi-nationals threaten to lock in forest