#Thorsebornetrailnotforsale

On the 25 October 2018 the friends and family of Margaret Thorsborne AO, gathered to say farewell to the Cardwell woman who was a well loved community icon and who dedicated her life to conservation.

YES, YES. ITS ME

Once you acknowledge your beauty, that’s when it all turns to shit. Because: beauty implies perfection. Why do you think beautiful people have plastic surgery? Because: beauty implies perfection. That’s the last time I’m gonna tell you that. If you have a beautiful face but misshapen, deformed toes then your not really beautiful. The same […]

Not another story about superbugs?

P Personally, I may not be too affected by a food shortage by 2050 for a couple of reasons.  I could be dead, or at the least very old and only consuming a light fuel of gruel. Currently, I’m in a state of abundance.  Each day I eat my way through thousands of kilojules to […]

Round em up; move em up

An exploration of a working cattle station Mount Isa is an historic and mineral rich, rural town, located in the outback of Queensland where the skies remain blue most of the year making it an ideal climate to undertake some unique activities. In August every year, since 1959, a bunch of cowboys and girls cling to […]

Mito What?

I’ve just spent a few minutes trying to work out how I’m going to crack the code on the punch key that keeps the childcare centre secure and then I’m inside thanks to a mum who enters the numbers for me.  At the end of a long corridor I’m greeted by a beaming smile from […]

Mystery moss rediscovered

A botanical puzzle more than 150 years old could soon be solved, thanks to a discovery by a second-year botany student in Queensland’s far north. James Cook University student Megan Grixti found a population of Sorapilla papuana, an extremely rare moss, growing on a single tree in remote rainforest near Mount Lewis, west of Mossman. […]

Cardwell and surrounds

South of Cardwell is the Murray Falls National Park. With a moderate level of fitness you can take a 1.8 km return walk along Yalgay Ginja Bulumi — this road from our forefathers. A journey along this track is guided by the Girramay through the clever use of signage. At the entrance a warning is […]

Maize trade disruption could have global ramifications

Disruptions to U.S. exports of maize (corn) could pose food security risks for many U.S. trade partners due to the lack of trade among other producing and importing nations, says a Michigan State University study. The study, featured in the journal Risk Analysis, didn’t primarily focus on plant disease, population growth, climate change or the […]

Study reveals potent carbon-storage potential of manmade wetlands

After being drained by the millions of acres to make way for agriculture, wetlands are staging a small comeback these days on farms. Some farmers restore or construct wetlands alongside their fields to trap nitrogen and phosphorus runoff, and research shows these systems can also retain pesticides, antibiotics, and other agricultural pollutants. Important as these […]