Category Archives: marine organisms

Tomorrow’s weather: hot, stormy, fiery

Science’s warnings about a warming Earth are getting sharper as each year brings new shocks. The Turnbull government must be on another planet. How do we feel about winter bushfires every year? That’s the sort of question we need to ask ourselves in … Continue reading

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Beneath the waves, a disaster in the making

Marine heatwaves are devastating our coastal ecosystems like nothing we’ve ever seen. “The great mother of life” was how Rachel Carson, author of the 1962 environmental classic Silent Spring, described the sea. Today the great mother of life is ailing, … Continue reading

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How polar-fleece turns out to be a health hazard

Those wonderfully warm synthetic winter jackets that have taken over from winter woollies are also a primary source of damaging marine pollution. Along with countless millions around the world, I find a polar-fleece jacket an ideal winter garment. I’m wearing one … Continue reading

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