Starck raving Reefgate?

Just when you thought that all the ‘gates’ had rusted off their hinges, another one has blown open! Welcome to “Reef Gate” as created by diving enthusiast Walter A Starck who has taken issue with GBRMPA scientist, Lawrence McCook, and 20 other leading marine scientists.  Dr. McCook and his colleagues published a scientific review of … Continue reading Starck raving Reefgate?

There Once was an Island: Te Henua e Nnoho

http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=11017386&server=vimeo.com&show_title=1&show_byline=1&show_portrait=0&color=00ADEF&fullscreen=1 Here’s a fascinating documentary of a Pacific Island community in Papua New Guinea facing the reality of sea level rise and climate change: Takuu atoll is an idyllic home to articulate, educated people who maintain a 1200 year-old culture and language with pride – but all is not well in paradise. Takuu is disintegrating … Continue reading There Once was an Island: Te Henua e Nnoho

Coral bleaching leaves Lord Howe reef ‘on knife-edge’

ABC News, 24th March 2010 Parts of the world’s most southerly coral reef are under threat after it suffered its largest-recorded bleaching event. Lord Howe Island is well known for its pristine environment and natural beauty. The island’s isolation has allowed it to develop unique and endemic marine life and the waters contain an unusual … Continue reading Coral bleaching leaves Lord Howe reef ‘on knife-edge’

Severe Tropical Cyclone Ului approaches the Queensland coastline

WEATHER Bureau forecasters predict Cyclone Ului will turn south today, tracking parallel with the Queensland coast. But the US Joint Typhoon Warning Centre has the cyclone easing and veering towards the coast in an area between Fraser Island and Airlie Beach on Friday. Ului was situated south of the Solomon Islands yesterday, 1400km northeast of Mackay … Continue reading Severe Tropical Cyclone Ului approaches the Queensland coastline