Archive for March, 2010

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19th Mar

The Big Scrub

The enormous subtropical rainforests of the north coast of New South Wales grew almost exclusively on the red brown krasnozem soils that were derived from the basaltic lavas that flowed from the Mt Warning volcanic centre and surrounding vents. These soils have deep profiles and the chemistry of the basaltic rocks is reflected in their high nutrient contents and moisture-retaining clay minerals that are an essential ingredient to sustain rainforest trees through dry periods. Read More »

13th Mar

Bangalow to the beach

The link between the state of our creeks and the health of the ocean.

In Australia, the days are gone, thankfully – when the ocean was seen as a suitable place to dispose of our wastes. It is no longer acceptable (or legal!) to directly dump pollutants and rubbish into the marine environment. But there are still vast quantities of contaminants making their way from coastal catchments, flowing into streams and rivers then out into the ocean. Read More »