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Return of the Wooly Mammoth?

By Martin W. Lewis | April 7, 2012 | One Comment

Wooly mammoths have recently made a few appearances in the global news. A new analysis of a frozen mammoth carcass discovered in northern Siberia in 2010 indicates that the animal was mauled by large predators, perhaps lions, before it was finished off and then butchered by humans.

Hearings on the Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipeline Project

By Martin W. Lewis | March 26, 2012 | One Comment

Federal Canadian hearings will begin on March 30 to consider the controversial Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipeline Project, which would transfer fossil fuels between the tar sands districts of Alberta and the Pacific port of Kitimat in British Columbia. The project is often viewed as an alternative to the equally controversial Keystone XL pipeline, which would connect the tar sands with the oil refineries of the Gulf Coast in Texas.

More Flooding in Australia

By Martin W. Lewis | March 5, 2012 |

Interior Australia is noted for its extreme climatic oscillations, especially in regard to precipitation. If anything, the change from wet to dry periods seems to be getting more extreme.

Bio-Tech Farming in Brazil and the Global Potash Boom

By Martin W. Lewis | February 19, 2012 | 3 Comments

A recent article in Physorg.com claims that Brazil will soon surpass the United States to become the word’s leading producer of genetically modified crops.

Chile’s Assault on Sea Lions

By Martin W. Lewis | February 14, 2012 | 3 Comments

Chilean mackerel stocks have dropped by some 90 percent in recent years, resulting in a crisis in the county’s fishing industry. Chile has been blaming the Peruvian fishing fleet for depleting the stock, but local officials are now pointing their fingers at sea lions as well

South Georgia Rat Crisis

By Martin W. Lewis | |

The world’s largest rat extermination program is currently underway in South Georgia Island, a British sub-Antarctic territory that is also claimed by Argentina.

La Niña Floods and Droughts

By Martin W. Lewis | February 5, 2012 |

La Nina conditions have recently brought unusual weather conditions to much of the world. In the Southern Hemisphere, large areas of Australia have been hit by torrential rain…

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