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  • This week, a new documentary series debuts that might finally change the way we look at the world around us. Wildlife biologist Dr. M. Sanjayan hosts Earth: A New Wild and turns the camera around to focus on human interactions...
  • This week, a new documentary series debuts that might finally change the way we look at the world around us. Wildlife biologist Dr. M. Sanjayan hosts Earth: A New Wild and turns the camera around to focus on human interactions...
  •   Before the Flood, speakers included impacted front line residents like youth activist Tak'aiya Blaney who explained that recently in her community oil sludge trailing ponds spilled into two of the world's biggest salmon...
  • It’s no secret that the American shopping mall is going the way of the dodo as big box stores and online shopping take over. But what to do with the abandoned buildings? Perhaps we should learn from a group of people in...
  • A world devastated by climate change is like a night where The Day After Tomorrow, Planet of the Apes, and A Clockwork Orange turn on some Marvin Gaye, burn some incense, and hit the bed to breed a mega dystopia...
  • As we grieve the loss of Madiba let us console ourselves with the happy thought that still living among us is an African-born hero whose saintliness, courage and high principle remain an example to us all...
  • My Dad won't like this. As a massive Sinophile – he, for one, welcomes our new insect overlords, you might say – he won't hear a bad word said about the Chinese and their honourable intentions. But here are two...
  • As far as the bookies are concerned this weekend's Australian election has already been won – by Tony Abbott's Coalition. That's the good news. (What? You weren't rooting for that douchebag Rudd, surely?) The bad news...
  • Australia has a new prime minister. No, not Tony Abbott – that happens in a couple of months' time. Till then we've got Kevin Rudd back in charge. That's Kevin Rudd as in the Australian Labor Party (ALP) leader largely...
  • Australia you are so totally gay Thu, 20 Dec 12, 5:52am
    I mean "gay", of course, in the offensive, playground, politically incorrect sense of the word. As in: "Your Dad's car is totally gay." Or "That shark was so gay he didn't even manage to take your whole leg off." This is...
  • Gina Rinehart saves the world Thu, 28 Jun 12, 12:48am
    Which of these makes a more useful contribution to the well-being of the world, would you say? a) an industry which creates thousands of (very well-paid) jobs, brings in billions of dollars in export earnings, massively boosts...
  • Australia's green orchidectomy* Sun, 22 Apr 12, 4:00pm
    A week into my Australian tour and I already I love the country and its people so much I could happily stay here forever. (Articles like this and this and this may partly explain why) There's just one small problem –...
  • Australia here I come Fri, 13 Apr 12, 3:08am
    God, I'm looking forward to my Australian tour. (It's to promote Killing The Earth To Save It (Connor Court). Jo Nova has posted up the tour dates, together with the kind of generous panegyric not even my closest friends...
  • The harmless trace gas carbon dioxide, as any halfway literate scientist knows, is plant food – not a pollutant. That's why in agricultural greenhouses commercial growers often raise CO2 levels to between 700 ppm (parts...
  • Just a fortnight, now, before I fly to God's Own Country to promote Killing The Earth To Save It (Connor Court) and tell the Aussies some home truths about the great global warming swindle...
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