Tag Archives: Australia

If we want to contain the fires of the future, we should look to the past – The Big Smoke

For thousands of years, the indigenous method of fire management ruled. But white settlement almost extinguished the practice, it is back with a new intensity.   I don’t know about you, but I am so, so tired. Not of the … Continue reading

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Minimally invasive blood test for Alzheimer’s disease announced – ScienceBlog.com

Scientists from Japan and Australia have teamed up to develop and validate a blood test for Alzheimer’s disease, with the potential to massively ramp up the pace of Alzheimer’s disease drug trials. The blood test measures a specific peptide in … Continue reading

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Australia’s Great Barrier Reef suffers worst ever coral bleaching — FOX 61

[van id=”weather/2016/11/29/great-barrier-reef-coral-die-off-jpm-orig.cnn”] AUSTRALIA – Coral across Australia‘s Great Barrier Reef has suffered its most devastating die-off on record, a new report says In just nine months, bleaching caused by warmer water has killed around 67 percent of the coral in … Continue reading

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Brazil mine disaster a nightmare for BHP

Another BHP disaster on the scale of Ok Tedi in Papua New Guinea, which poured its tailings into the river rather than holding them in a dam, ruining large parts of PNG’s Western Province and the lives of 50,000 people… BHP Billiton … Continue reading

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