Environment

Feedback on the Forest Garden

My last post dealt with the permaculture edible forest garden, and it received some commentary on a couple of Facebook groups and permaculture forums. A lot of the responses were, predictably, from permaculture advocates who took umbrage at my having deig ...

Blog Post - Graham Strouts - Sep 21 2016 - 4:33pm

Bialowiezça: the Myth of the Primeval Forest

Over the past few weeks there have a been a series of reports raising concerns about the felling of old-growth trees in the ancient Bialowiezça forest in eastern Poland. A recent piece in the Guardian begins ...

Blog Post - Graham Strouts - Sep 22 2016 - 4:44am

Wolves in the backyard

In a Youtube video that has been viewed more than 25 million times,  George Monbiot explains with masterful clarity How Wolves Change Rivers. The short film tells the story of Yellowstone National Park, where wolves were reintroduced in 1995 after an abse ...

Blog Post - Graham Strouts - Sep 29 2016 - 7:31am

The Cost of Australia’s GM Canola Moratorium

Substantial environment impacts due to rejection of GM canola ...

Blog Post - Stuart Smyth - Sep 26 2016 - 3:56pm

Rogue Environmentalism: How Environmental Defense Fund Hijacked American Fishing, Using Walmart Funding

Environmental Defense Fund (EDF), one of the nation's largest environmental groups, which has been bankrolled with $50 million from the heirs to the Walmart fortune, has spent millions of dollars pushing a wholesale change in how the U.S. manages its ...

Article - News Staff - Oct 5 2016 - 2:42pm

Petri Nets Tool Wins Innovation Prize At Agriculture Conference

A mathematical model that assists in decision-making at a facility devoted to the cultivation and production of the common mushroom (Agaricus bisporus) has received the prize for the best scientific contribution during the 2nd International Food Operation ...

Article - News Staff - Nov 7 2016 - 11:00am

President Elect Trump- Why Climate Change Is No Longer A Political Issue Outside The US

Donald Trump has just been elected as US president, as a Republican climate skeptic. So if you are from the US you may get the impression that this is a political debate between “lefties” who think climate change is real and “righties” who think it isn’t. ...

Article - Robert Walker - Oct 26 2018 - 3:50am

Back to Square 1- First Steps in Climate Science

Back to Square 1- First Steps in Climate Science Step 1- we humans discover that the Arctic accumulates more heat on a summer's day then the equatorial regions. Step 2- we realise that our atmosphere is heated not so much directly by the sun but by h ...

Blog Post - Patrick Lockerby - Nov 20 2016 - 8:31am

Order Patterned With Chaos- How Climate Is Predicted For Decades- With Exact Forecasts Only For Days

How can we predict the climate so far ahead when we can't do an accurate weather forecast even ten days ahead? Well it is remarkable that we can forecast our weather even one day ahead, and by looking at how the forecasters do that we can begin to un ...

Article - Robert Walker - Apr 22 2019 - 8:32am

Environmental Opportunity In A Trump Presidency

Though environmental activists are aghast that Republicans now control the White House, the Senate and the House for the first time since the 1920s, at least a few have come to some self-awareness that non-stop lobbying against jobs and poor people, and fo ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Dec 15 2016 - 12:36pm