Writer's Articles - Science

Reefgate or reefport?

Tasmania’s new electricity smart metering rollout ...

The Obsessive Search for the Tasmanian Tiger

'State government is keeping solar owners in the dark'

Those corporate ties ...

The Clean Coal Calamity ...

Where have the Birds of Prey Gone!?

While we were sleeping ...

Double Trouble ...

Expect Future Storms To Intensify

Reconciling takayna

Is the Tarkine’s Keppel Creek the next forestry battleground?

South Australia’s GM crop ban under fire: Tasmania’s GM ban will be next ...

Defiant Faith ...

FOXES: Tasmania’s fantastic joke

New Tarkine Frog Discovered? – Not Quite!

NATION: Daddy knows best, dear ...

The MH 370 Search & Track Records at Pine Gap ...

POWER ... and a road to glory ...

'Collaborative on-Country action to research, restore and protect takayna/Tarkine'

The Frankland River Forest: an Impending Liberal Siege ...

NATION: Trump's new world disorder catches Turnbull government napping

Hydro knows what caused Basslink to fail. Why can't the Plebs know ... ?

Bob Brown writes to Guy Barnett ... (update with new Bob letter)

The EPIRB - It’s Use and Abuse

Farewell Super Trawler ... and the questions remain ...

Latest 'fox carcass found in the north'

The EPA verdict on Macquarie Harbour ... Probe reveals 'salmon farming laws written by industry'

How Far Off Is Abrupt Climate Change?

Australia’s Primal Dinosaur on the Skids

Basslink Lemon - Take 2. A Fiscal Encumbrance

Harnessing the World’s Extreme Energy Sources

Is a door flying open on Geelong Star ... ?

Another lesson for Tassie ... NZ Insects Downed by Government’s 1080 Blitz

We are the Life of the Stars

Eastern quolls edge closer to extinction – but it’s not too late to save them

Tasmania ... and culling deer

Shooting the messenger … a subjective analysis of a new millennium Tasmanian inquest

The Sixth Global Extinction – We are Now Entering it ...

1080 and the contamination of water

The Worthiness of Trees – Reflections from an Activist

UNLESS ... the giant freshwater lobster will disappear from the planet forever ...

NZ: The warning to Tasmania ...

It’s not dirty dairy – it’s dirty people!

Global map reveals 'unsafe levels' of biodiversity across 58pc of Earth's surface

NZ: The horror of wild animal poisoning

BASSLINK: Energy Council damns Libs' Energy Strategy

What Happens When the Sky Starts to Fall?

The questions around Biosecurity Tasmania's review ...

BASSLINK: Sunny Groom's holiday as Basslink fried. Mr Brooks ... resigns ...

An Open Letter to all Candidates ...

Tasmanian devil cancer research down a blind alley?

Greg Hunt's hollow boast about the Great Barrier Reef

eBay / Myer's new virtual reality shopping store ignores possible eye damage to the user

Southern hemisphere joins north in breaching carbon dioxide milestone

Another Eagle Electrocuted

Precious Freshwater diverted to Aquaculture

Surviving the Carbon Apocalypse

Sad Postscript to the Clearfelling of Lapoinya Forest. Meanwhile in Mutual Valley ...

'Big' CSIRO announcement just smoke and mirrors ...

A poem as lovely as a tree ...

UTAS students join national civil disobedience campaign #FloodtheCampus

NZ Government Seizes Use of 1080 Poison

STATE: Tasmanian Greens Call for an Inquiry into TasWater

'Embracing the Climate Challenge' ...

BASSLINK: A Wrap. $400m cost? The Senate Inquiry ...

Tasmanians say: ‘Show Us Our Drinking Water Data’

'There is reason to celebrate the protection of our Blue Derby forests ...'

Forestry Tasmania is thoroughly unprofessional ...

NATION: The Loonies are running the Asylum ...

STATE: Is the UTG to be Tasmania's moral compass?

New method finds 57 pesticides in poisoned honey bees

Climate change could put eucalypts at risk of death from air bubbles

State Government’s Draft Climate Change Action Plan has major blindspots

Hope for HIV in Africa: Observations by an Eldoret Journeyman

“Clean, Green” New Zealand's Rivers in Crisis

Maori Trusts Allow 1080 Poison to be Dropped Directly into Water

Red alert: Experts warn of dire health impacts from climate change

News with a negative frame: a vaccination case study

An outsider's look at the contentious practice of clearfell logging ..

Basslink update 5/3/2016

Fail on key environmental criteria for Forestry Tasmania’s FSC bid

This 21-Year-Old is Cleaning Up Our Oceans

Been there done that – CSIRO’s attitude to climate science

Wilderness fortunes and Rural Public Health

Burning a scratch across a vinyl recording

Climate science on chopping block as CSIRO braces for shake-up

Read for yourself: Liberal energy promises ... and solar reality ...

Zero tolerance of fires in Australia: a new paradigm for want of new technology and tactics?

More Zika virus victims expected in Qld

John Lawrence: FT directors quit ... and ...

All five bright planets come together in the morning sky

New Zealand's Anti-introduced Wildlife Dogma needs burying

The slow-burn, devastating impact of tobacco plain packs

NATION: Paris agreement ... A breakthrough and a catastrophe. Macfarlane. MYEFO ...

Reforestation of the Earth: Australia’s Inaction ...

Federal Government to abandon plans to log World Heritage Area if UNESCO will not ratify it

Global Underwater Digital Cable: Why?

The Plan to poison Lord Howe Island ...

The Emperor Has No Clothes

SHOCKER: Will Minister Harriss outlast FT?

Tasmanian Upper House MP alleges evidence of foxes in state fabricated ...

Australia must take subs off the table for Japan because of whaling

Russell River ... and Huon Aquaculture ...

NATION: Malcolm's Flash as a Rat with a Gold Tooth ...

Corporate profits and 'jobs, jobs, jobs' appear to dominate in our Aquaculture industry

Turnbull goes to Paris climate talks with 'a policy that does not exist'. Bishop ... of Entitlement

Thousands Rally in Hobart for Climate Action

Mt Lyell re-opening likely within two to three years

Senate fails to reinstate night-fishing ban on super trawler Geelong Star by a vote

The Patent That Could Destroy Monsanto and Change the World

What are green solvents and how do they add value to plantation forests?

Planning Tasmania’s electric future

An Argument for Assisted Dying in Australia: Andrew Denton’s Di Gribble Argument in full

FSC ... and public health. The Log Truck Danger ...

Climate change puts UTAS plans at risk

STATE ... of denial

COMMENT: Does the Tasmanian Government really know what its policy is on pathology privatisation?

State Government considers secret private bid for public 'medical services'

Peter Cundall: organic charcoal good for your greens

Japan’s whaling gambit shows it’s time to strengthen the rule of science in law

Palm oil, pollution and pyro-politics

Will Space Miners Save the Earth?

Get a Glimpse into the not-so-humble honey bee

AFMA Locks Community Out Of Super Trawler Decision-Making Processes

Effective harm-free treatments suppressed

Ka-Ching: pokies documentary reveals what makes the machines so addictive

TPP and Tasmania’s GMO moratorium. Corporates can sue. What we don't know. Positive to Libs

Who murdered Lulu ... ? Contamination scare ...

Rewilding the Earth ... An Ethical Conviction

The way to stop devil deaths ... ?

Australian Marine Science has become truly parasitic, 'killing its host' ...

FSC: Express your concerns ...

The Tarkine Tiger

Advocates of the Far Side

Wilfully misleading the Tasmanian public ...

Green Death from Above

Here comes the Great Disruption ...

Classy Tasmanian MPs' acts ...

Pesticides linked to bee decline for first time in a countrywide field study

Truth Hurts: The Science Behind Why People Don't Care About The Death Of Our Planet And Democracy

Will the Abbott Government Approve the Geelong Star Slaughter of Dolphins?

The Future Of Fishing Is On The Line ...

TLC celebrates The Big Punchbowl fundraising success

Seafloor digi map: Graveyards revealed in very firsts digital map of seafloor

Carbon accounting & FT profitability

Far more beautiful left standing

NATION: Round 1 to Skink and Snake ...

UTAS VC office occupied ...

Order emerges out of Chaos: the fundamental insight of science

Medical students concerned new emissions reduction target jeopardises health of Australians

Australia was ready to act on climate 25 years ago, so what happened next?

My child, me and the Doctor Make 3

Researchers find pear juice can ward off hangovers

How to save the Planet ... and Humankind

STATE: The case for a tunnel under Davey Street, Hobart

Hands in the Dirt for Space Food

Vale Dr Louise Crossley

Factory Trawler Cries Poor at Dolphin Protection Measures

The Troglodytic Liberals and the Epoch of Coal

Diesel toxins

NATION: A hole in the heart ...

Activists target Myer for sponsoring animal cruelty

Senate Inquiry Hears Fish Farm Story is Different to Reality

STATE, WHA: No mining ... but logging still allowed ... ?

Nothing much has changed in almost half a century ...

STATE: Poisoning our Western Rivers – When will it stop?

The Importance of Pope Francis’ Encyclical on the Environment

How Wild is the Tarkine Wilderness?

Recreational Fishers & Conservationists Call For Support From Federal Politicians ...

The Self-Poisoning of New Zealand by Name and by Nature

Geelong Star Trawler Management In More Hot Water

Young female scientist to join international team in Antarctica

State Budget a Wasted Opportunity for Waste Management Reform

The Undercurrent: why are we being fed by a poison expert? Monsanto and Roundup – video

The liquidation of Nature

UNESCO drafts a damning rejection of World Heritage management

Australia must change the way it generates wealth

The opportunity for remote Tassie to shine a few productive bright lights

WATCH the wind: Live!

Fish deaths leave questions about Macqaurie Harbour oxygen levels unanswered

Australian Possums in Kiwi Blunderland

EU dropped pesticide laws due to US pressure over TTIP, documents reveal

The world is waking up to the $5.3 trillion cost of fossil fuels

STATE: Dark Mofo artist Leon Ewing suggests high school students use drugs to expand creativity

Beekeepers see 42% of US honeybee colonies die off in a single year

STATE: MIS post mortem. Forestry job losses

Sea level rising faster in past 20 years than in entire 20th century. Here comes El Nino ...

NZ: A programme to poison a nation

STATE: Milne got results from minority pacts with both sides of politics

Culling pest animals can do more harm than good

NATION: RET deal means fewer jobs, less clean energy and more pollution

Caught in a net of deceit

Stop driving the Tasmanian devil to extinction. Sign the Petition ...

STATE: Seal and dolphin death toll begins ... Pulp Mill ... Forestry ...

A Blast from the Past in the Tarkine Karst

Where does the law stand on immunisation?

White Dwarf May Have Shredded Passing Planet

Forestry Tasmania logging threatens extinction for species ... and for FSC certification

Told you so, TasWater and Dr Roscoe Taylor

The axing of Pesticide Monitoring in Waterways

Time to take anti-whaling stance straight to Japanese. Closing the door on Japan's argument

Minister Harriss to hand 61,500 hectares of Tarkine reserves to mining speculators

Let's stop Tasmania's swift parrots going the way of the dodo

The Way We Were ...

A dog's death from 1080 poisoning ...

Last word. Introspection

April Fool's Day ...

Super Trawler: This is not an April Fool's Day Joke

New Zealand is stockpiling pure Compound 1080 ...

Worse than the TPP? Defence pilloried

NZ's 1080 blackmail letters' threat to poison dairy products: The Fallout for Tasmania

Mussel Growers Raise New Alarm About Salmon Farm Impacts

Recreational Fishers And Conservationists Demonstrate Together To Stop Latest Super Trawler Proposal

A multi-billion dollar disaster in the making

Wotif founder Graeme Wood takes stake in battery storage developer Redflow

From unused pool to ecosystem cool

Greedy Californians are almost out of water

Researchers raise concerns over underwater Totten Glacier melt

Saturn's Groovy Rings

Can Tassie devils control feral cats? The devil is in the detail

Remote Indigenous communities are vital for our fragile ecosystems

MH370 flew to Kazakhstan: Jeff Wise outlines new theory

Dying Like An Animal: The Price Of Empathy And How Governments Use Yours Against You

Myrtle rust in Tasmania ...

TFGA applauds fracking decision

Apocalypse Now ... Lapoinya

Riding the Devil's Highway

Minister Colbeck should think again ...

Pharmaceutical industry gets high on fat profits

Let's Do The Time Warp Again: Senator Colbeck Is Repeating Labor Mistake

Lapoinya: Has FT found the way?

Lapoinya: You just could not make this stuff up ...

An 'Unscientific' Reading of the Case

Energy Strategy ignores the big issues

The Plight of the Orange-bellied Parrot

Giant pine scale threat

Drug regulator must put patient safety ahead of Big Pharma profits

After the Bang

Fact-Checking Julia Jabour and Indi Hodgson-Johnston

Ongoing Salmon Expansion Threatens Endangered Whales and Puts Locals Offside

90% of submissions to Tasmanian fracking review say No!

Scientists discover what’s killing the bees and it’s worse than you thought

It's time to stop lighting fires

Where Have All the Cod Gone? The End of Capitalism ...

How to squash an economy

Prince Cnut Defies the Waves of Reality

New resource on health threats posed by endocrine-disrupting chemicals

Tarkine: International call to protect nation's heritage

A job for Victoria's next leaders: save the Central Highlands

A gamma-ray burst

Devil disease: I wish I was a scientist

The Moral Irrelevance of Christian Doctrine ...

Neuroscientist warns young brains being re-wired by digital technology

The Devil Disease: The Counter Argument ...

Forestry Poisons implicated in devil disease ... as President Xi strokes baby devil ...

China and US strike deal on carbon cuts in push for global climate pact

World governments failing Earth's ecosystems, says top conservationist

November 5, 2014 Solar Flare

Garbage Guts!

Global Efforts to Protect Southern Ocean Blocked by China and Russia

The Large Magellanic Cloud

EU leaders agree to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 40% by 2030

Solar flare

Pesticide monitoring in Tasmanian waterways cancelled

Lake Pedder project wins big at national awards

Lazlo and the Toxic Dump near Carlton River (2)

How feral cats kill wildlife without lifting a paw

Boost for solar industry in East Timor

Why ice sheets will keep melting for centuries to come

Swedish journalist visiting Australia calls for a stop to surrogacy

Burnoff policies could be damaging habitats for 100 years

Explainer: back burning and fuel reduction

FLIGHT CONTROL: Boeing ‘Uninterruptible’ Autopilot System, Drones & Remote Hijack

This is insane

Living authentically in the real world – without blind faith or mystery-mongering

Miami, the great world city, is drowning while the powers that be look away

How to watch the International Space Station fly over Tasmania ...

CSIRO cuts will hurt Hobart

More Tasmanian CSIRO climate and marine research jobs face budget axe

Time capsules with a difference

AMP Fund drops fossil fuel investments

Elizabeth Kolbert: The Sixth Extinction

Japanese whalers issue plan for harpoon boats to return to Southern Ocean this summer

Tasmanian Foxes? World study finds serious deficiencies ...

Nicholas of Cusa and the Instruction of Ignorance

Liz Smith - Why I’m standing for the Legislative Council as an independent

Forests: Reality bites for Paul and Will ...

Climate Change: The threats to Tasmania

Moral values and religious doctrines

PCBs: “Monsanto and BAYER must be held liable”

Tasmania's NBN tangle is a shocking mess

Abetz refuses to say if super trawler ban will be made law ...

CSIRO report supports climate change

Delisting WHA: What It Means. Homes lost, $16m unspent, says Booth

Sea Shepherd Australia takes Western Australian Government to court over shark cull

Killing renewables softly with endless reviews

Climate science must be part of national curriculum

Global warming stalled by strong winds driving heat into oceans

Study links wildfire smoke exposure to reduced immune system function

Tasmania's ban on genetically modified crops made indefinite in bid to protect clean, green brand

2013 Review of the Moratorium on GMOs in Tasmania

100 days, 40 failures: a preview of a secretive, cruel and chaotic government. MYEFO

Professor Mark Taylor responds to Mercury on Rosebery

The case of the declining eastern quoll: correlation equals causation – or does it?

NATION: Turn Back The Boats confrontation. Spying. Climate. Animal Cruelty

My, how you've grown (2) ... another update on the Peregrines

Foxes: Ivan Dean and the Kitchell report

My, how you've grown ... an update on the Peregrines

Antarctic marine reserve threatened by sunset clause. Vigil/Rally, Hobart, Monday

An extraordinary Picture Essay: The nesting Peregrine Falcons ...

Adam Bandt ... and 'the great moral challenge of our generation'

They’re Taking Over!

Climate change ‘unprecedented’ by 2050: study

The Eradication of Scepticism (and foxes)

Paradigm Shift Urgently Needed In Agriculture

Afghanistan's cabinet has more women

Geniuses predict how the world will end, and how to avoid it

“And the ice will refreeze”

Captured by vested corporate interests ... ?

Deserts 'greening' from rising CO2

RN The Science Show Today: Errol’s Daddy

Environmentalists urge Rudd to scrap 'failed' forestry deal with states

The false dichotomy of clearfell or reserve must be abandoned. Vica Bayley on free speech.

FSC Changes Chemicals Criteria Again ... Incorrect, says FSC Australia

The Final Acceleration – Just Waiting for the Great Disruption?

The biomassacre report - or the truth in campaigning

Dear *Roscoe: I was healthy before I came to Tasmania ...

Natural resource management approaches incorporating disaster risk reduction

Pesticide regulations failing to protect river biodiversity

Doing the Climate Maths with Bill McKibben

Sunny uplands

Antarctic funding good first step but doesn't go far enough

Greg Hunt: Why the carbon tax doesn't work

Changing wave heights projected as the atmosphere warms

CSIRO: 'This dreadful news'

Ban pesticides linked to bee deaths, say MPs

Defending Earth from Space

Grid Friendly Electric Vehicle Charging Solution Ready to Take the Next Step

UTAS should not be hosting science bully

What is a Small Mine?

Rising risk prices out new coal-fired plants: report

Margiris/Abel Tasman: A cynical attempt. Burke's response

Kite Powers EV Across Australia for $15 of Electricity

Common pesticides 'can kill frogs within an hour'

Coming to Tasmania?

Climate Change: It’s time to speak up …

The Grime Behind the Crime

Collision fatality of raptors in wind farms does not depend on raptor abundance

Calder quakes

The end of another climate conference ...

Fox Invasion Threatens Wave of Extinction in Tasmania

The cost-effective, responsible solution for the Hobart Railyards

Do We Have A Trawler For You!

Unmourned death of a sole survivor

Super Trawler science further discredited

Close AFMA, says fisheries scientist

Earthquakes and fishing

Twist to $40m fox tale

Review of community feedback on the C-cell continues. Dump the Dump 'has the numbers'

Unsupportable Fox Baiting has no ‘Social Licence’

Mr Elliott, stop this 1080 baiting!

Trawler research inadequate

It's not mob rule ... it's protecting Tasmania's interests

Greens vow on super trawler campaign. Responses to Dr Wadsley/Opinions. Dr Wadsley's response

Understanding the science behind the super-trawler’s quota

Scientists confirm that Margiris quota is unsound

Should Colbeck consider looking for a new job?

Where is the Devil Recovery Plan?

Sailing away ... Rally goes ahead

Copping: Consultation Not Spin

Wilkie: Doubts on science. Ludwig 'rejected whistleblowers'. Download: The outstanding questions

Super Trawler plans sunk!

Tasmanian Labor Sinks Without Trace. Seafish's '7-year plan'

Scientists warn on CSIRO GM wheat threat

The FV Margiris Quota: a case of Lies, Damned Lies and Statistics

The threat to Hobart's reputation

Margiris: UTAS VC must investigate. Updated analysis. Kim Booth: Fresh questions. SA bound?

Science is integral to Hobart’s economic DNA

Here comes the sun: chilling verdict on a climate going to extremes

Tasmanians have their say: Turn back the Trawler

Devils: Please quit the stalling process

Milestone for Humankind