Breathing a little easier!!
Apple growers in central west New South Wales are reporting lower yields this year after the hot growing season, and rain through harvest.
But NSW Farmers Association horticulture committee chair Peter Darley says this is good for prices and reflects a smaller crop nationwide.
“The crops are down this year, but I think the quality has been very good. The previous year was a very tough year because Australia-wide there was a huge volume crop.
“I think this year the crop volume is down Australia-wide, so that’ll certainly equate better to a firmer wholesale price for growers,” he said.
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They crawl around your face at night, feeding off your oil and skin cells. They have no anus, so eventually explode inside your hair follicles.Meet the demodex mite, an eight-legged arachnid that mates on your face during the night before turning your facial pores into a nest.“Everybody’s got them. They’re a normal thing that lives on the skin,” medical director of Skin & Cancer Foundation Australia Stephen Shumack said.
I laugh when I’m told the ABC is left leaning – I find it increasingly right leaning. I agree with wholeheartedly with this article on Bolt.
By Barry Tucker 7 April, 2014
Something strange is going on in the world of Andrew Bolt. The federal government, commercial media and the tax-payer funded ABC (which he loathes) are going out of their way to promote him.
It’s strange because Bolt has been convicted under Section 18C and 18D of the Racial Discrimination Act for remarks he made about fair-skinned persons who he claimed were describing themselves as Indigenous in order to claim financial benefit and kudos. It’s strange because the word “controversial” usually accompanies any mention of him. It’s strange because while he says he’s a climate change doubter he pushes the lines of the climate change deniers, those who have framed the “doubt over reason” campaign.
It’s strange because Bolt generally pushes “Liberal” party policies, which are increasingly like those of the USA’s Mad Hatter’s Tea Party. And…
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Let’s start with the good news. For the most part, whales in Canada’s waters are recovering. North Atlantic right whales, once hunted to the brink of extinction, have almost doubled in number. There are more Fin whales and Humpbacks in Canada’s Pacific waters every year. Just last summer, for the first time in 62 years, two Pacific Right Whales were spotted off B.C.’s coast.
Recent scientific evidence by WWF and Mexico’s National Commission on Natural Protected Areas document a steady decline of monarch butterflies in the hibernating sanctuaries in Mexico. In December 2013, scientists recorded the lowest levels on record, with monarchs covering a mere 0.67 hectares (1.65 acres) of forest cover — a 44% decrease from the previous year.