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Summary of British Nuclear Weapons Tests in Australia

Summary – British Nuclear Weapons Tests in Australia

Jim Green

National nuclear campaigner – Friends of the Earth, Australia

http://www.foe.org.au/anti-nuclear/issues/oz/britbombs/summary

jim.green@foe.org.au

The general attitude of white settlers towards Australian Aborigines was profoundly racist; Aboriginal society was considered one of the lowest forms of civilisation and doomed to extinction. Their land was considered empty and available… Continue reading

Australia: Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park

 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leeuwin-Naturaliste_National_Park

Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park is a national park in the South West region of Western Australia (Australia), 267 km south of Perth. It is named after the two locations at either end of the park which have lighthouses, Cape Leeuwin and Cape Naturaliste. It is located in the Augusta-Margaret… Continue reading

Mandurah: Thrombolites, Original Oxygen Source for Life on Earth

http://www.westaustralianvista.com/thrombolites.html

Thrombolites

Living Rocks

Thrombolites, Lake Clifton, Western Australia Thrombolites, ‘living rocks’, are the most common form of microbialites, which are rock-like structures built by micro-organisms. One of the few places in the world where the thrombolites grow is at Lake Clifton in Western Australia’s Yalgorup National Park which is located 32 kilometres south of… Continue reading

The Wisdom of Children: Happy Place, Environment Club, Living Now, Mandarins and Ghost Horses

I have been listening to my niece Bella and been amazed at the wisdom coming out of her mouth. I have done a double take. We haven’t seen each other that much but I recognise instantly that she is a peacemaker and is a person who will make a difference. I think children will teach… Continue reading

Ilfracombe State School: Clowning and Teaching Sustainability

The Principal, Chris, is a lovely guy and his staff were very warm and welcoming. He provided a place for me to stay and more importantly he trusted me in his school, a stranger. He was grateful to me for offering. This was a small school of around 30-40 kids but really wonderful size for… Continue reading

Proposed Largest Coal Mine in the Southern Hemisphere

I find this interesting. I overheard a caravan park person speaking about this and the influx of miners. I found out that Wandoan is north of Miles where I stopped. It is in Queensland and it is located in a mining area. A strip between Toowoomba and Roma (I think) is the coal mining belt.… Continue reading

The Clash of Coal Seam Gas and the Great Artesian Basin

My step father told me about this issue today. The clash of economy and ecology. One has short term profit and the other millions of years to cumulate. I will be interested to learn the outcome.

http://www.abc.net.au/environment/articles/2011/03/22/3169602.htm

Coal seam gas extraction is the latest environmental battleground. Amidst the protests about land access, is the question… Continue reading

 

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