I’ve been in the water with a lot of sharks: leopard sharks, wobbegongs, Port Jackson sharks, grey and white tipped reef sharks and grey nurse sharks. What’s a scary thing I’ve encountered diving? That dreaded apex predatory homo sapiens. Homo sapiens is of course the big threat to today’s Endangered Sunday species, the grey nurse shark or carcharias taurus.
This repost is part of our Summer Slowdown revisiting of the archives. This post was originally published in 2007, at the time of the last La Niña event affecting Australia.
Items of interest found recently in my RSS feed-reader. What did I miss? Please share what you've been reading (and writing!) in the comments.
This week’s open thread is brought to you by Britain’s recovering wild otter population. I for one salute our new otter overlords.
Please feel free to use this thread to natter about anything your heart desires.
I’ve never seen a Bumble Bee in nature. I’ve seen plenty of imported European honey bees (some of them in the wild), and plenty of Australian native bees (which are mostly solitary, so no hives for them – our few social species are stingless, which is nice).
But we don’t have Bumble Bees here, so I’ve missed out…
Kim Stanley Robinson (KSR) published this article last year, but it’s worth looking at again in light of ever more data showing that we are running out of planet, or at least running out of the non-renewable resources needed to continue growing the classic capitalist economy:
However, the reason that critics at LP and on her own blog were so harsh about LE’s stance on climate change science, while virtually ignoring her points on inequitable outcomes of climate change mitigation policies? Because of how she wrote her article…
Be clear on this: any independent MPs who agree to form a government with either of the major parties do not have to agree to vote with the major party on every single issue – they only have to agree to vote with them on matters of supply.
what I’m particularly interested in is GetUp!’s call for volunteer activists to be part of GetTogethers aiming to coordinate local action within their electorates, focussing on 3 main issues for the 2010 Federal election
…so much of this “population” debate is really about the crap nature of services and infrastructure in the outer suburbs of our cities
There is a lot of talk about carbon prices and electricity prices going on at the moment and a study has just been released that says because an ETS wasn’t introduced the price of electricity is going to rise. So it would seem that whatever Government results after the election they will be damned if they do and damned if… Read more →
Yet another threatened species put under even more threat from BP’s Mexican Gulf Oil Spill is the Brown Pelican, and BP is trying to sanitise the news you find online about the Gulf oil spill by sponsoring search term results
“I believe in climate change. I believe it’s caused by human activity and I believe we have an obligation to act,” she said.
A BOAT captain working to rescue sea turtles in the Gulf of Mexico said he saw BP ships burning sea turtles and other wildlife alive.