Tag Archives: marine organisms

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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The crazy saga of the great CSIRO sell-off

CSIRO’s death by 1000 cuts is creating international embarrassment for Australia. Competition isn’t everything. Communities also need people to be neighbourly, tolerant and well-mannered – the civilised attitudes and behaviours that bind us. Based on this need, we created public services … Continue reading

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Danger signs from a warming ocean

Jokes aside, our oceans are changing dramatically and permanently. [15 September 2014 | Peter Boyer] As immigration minister Peter Dutton observed last week, for all the wrong reasons, time matters little when water is lapping at your door. It was … Continue reading

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