section: Environment

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  • ENVIRONMENT

    Spicks and specks

    • Tim Thwaites
    • 29 April 2006

    Scientific research is all about making life more predictable. So it’s odd that one of the great fascinations of research is its very unpredictability.

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  • ENVIRONMENT

    Not beating about the bush

    • Alison Aprhys
    • 27 April 2006

    The Australian Bush Heritage Fund is quietly securing important areas of biodiverse bush to preserve and manage for future generations

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  • ENVIRONMENT

    The ethics and myths of stem cells

    • T.J. Martin
    • 25 April 2006

    In the flurry of media reports surrounding the stem cell debate, it can be difficult to grasp exactly what the research involves. Professor John Martin of St Vincent’s Institute of Medical Research outlines the science and the ethical implications.

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  • ENVIRONMENT

    Oil and water

    • Richard Campbell
    • 25 April 2006

    Richard Campbell debunks the myths about global oil reserves.

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  • ENVIRONMENT

    Positive influences

    • Tim Thwaites
    • 25 April 2006

    How do people decide when to stop clapping after a performance?  The progress of fads and fashions—in thought, opinion or consumer behaviour—can be described by one of the laws of magnetism.

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  • ENVIRONMENT

    Designer deity

    • Tim Thwaites
    • 24 April 2006

    The old religion versus evolution debate is back. The latest contender in the conservative religion corner is known as intelligent design.

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  • ENVIRONMENT

    How the people saved their river

    • Robert Kennedy
    • 24 April 2006

    The environmental lessons learned by those who live along the Hudson River in New York can be applied to cleaning up our own rivers in Australia.

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  • ENVIRONMENT

    A hard rain

    • Robert Hefner
    • 23 April 2006

    If our actions are contributing to a climate which makes catastrophic hurricanes more likely, surely we owe it to the dead, maimed and homeless  to examine those actions more closely.

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  • ENVIRONMENT

    Power politics

    • Tim Thwaites
    • 23 April 2006

    Regarding climate change, what we need is not a new way of engineering but a new way of living.

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  • ENVIRONMENT

    Vying for vaccine

    • Tim Thwaites
    • 21 April 2006

    What with tsunamis, hurricanes, earthquakes, mudslides and bombings, we’ve been beaten around the head with more than a few hard lessons on the limits to human power in the past year. And it looks like we are about to get another one—bird flu.

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  • ENVIRONMENT

    Positive thinking

    • Tim Thwaites
    • 20 April 2006

    In the spirit of the times, Archimedes writes a column about positive, upbeat happenings in science—the things to which we often pay too little attention.

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