Category Archives: environment and conservation

Eating the world healthy again

We should all know by now that eating fruit and vegetables is good for us. Yet a survey done by CSIRO shows that most Australians aren’t getting anywhere near this. If Australia’s Go for 2&5 campaign isn’t working, hopefully research … Continue reading

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Global warming good for plants: Fact or fiction?

There is global agreement in the scientific community that climate change is happening, but is it really as bad as it sounds? A recent article by The Blaze suggests global warming is good for plants. They argue that an increase … Continue reading

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How to Time Travel Back to Ancient Lands

Have you ever wanted to look into the ancient past? Imagine walking through ancient rainforest and stepping back in time to when dinosaurs roamed the earth. The good news is, that these forests still exist. However, they are under threat. … Continue reading

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Worming to the Centre of the Earth – Turning Your Core Healthier

Are you fond of gardening? Growing your own vegetables? You might not enjoy any of those activities, but during your childhood you probably enjoyed digging a hole in the ground searching for buried treasure or even to see how deep … Continue reading

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Why we need to ban this common pesticide

In a recent study , Valeria Rivero Osimani and her colleagues have found that the exposure of a pregnant woman to organophosphate pesticides can affect the functioning of the placenta. This research adds yet another hazard to the growing list of … Continue reading

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Caldera Me, Maybe? The Truth About Volcanic Disasters

Something’s brewing in America that could devastate mankind—and we aren’t talking about Trump. There’s no single natural disaster quite as destructive as a volcanic eruption. A single volcano can knock cities off the map. It can cause global climate change, … Continue reading

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On the prowl: tigers in distress

Its 3:30pm and dinner time for the big cats. The crowd begins to gather outside the glass and inside you can see the tigers pacing back and forth, tails twitching. The heads of the crowd move as one; mesmerized by … Continue reading

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Climate Change, 365 Sunny Days a Year

Before you see the words climate change, heave a heavy sigh and scroll onward ask yourself, aside from all the political hype and doomsday prophesies you’ve heard, what do you actually know about global warming?Well, the world’s definitely getting warmer … Continue reading

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Think a Parasite that Kills Bees Doesn’t Affect you? Think Again.

Bees are a fantastic source of delicious golden honey. That wonderful sweet syrup that brightens up your tea and livens up your oatmeal. And that’s about all they’re good for…right? Well no. Bees actually provide us with an extremely important … Continue reading

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How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love The Catastrophic Flooding

You know what the difference is between someone who accepts climate change and someone who doesn’t? Well if you look at their behaviour from day to day, nothing at all. A difference of opinion, that’s as far as it goes. … Continue reading

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