Floodwaters

Flood Report 2022

What about Jurassic Ark?   We had many enquiries when the region around our Jurassic Ark (JA) outdoor museum site was flooded in March 2022.  People remember that previous floods in 2011 had caused a lot of damage.  Our comments and photos below. Yes it’s true! The floods of 2011 took us right out, with […]

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Deschampsia

Antarctic Flowering Plants “a Climate Warning”

Scientists from Italy and UK have been studying the plants on Signy Island, a small island near Antarctica. They found two native flowering plants named Deschampsia antarctica and Colobanthus quitensis have increased their growth rate and range of habitation over the past decade. They are low growing grasses that grow in clumps on an otherwise […]

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Millipede

Giant Millipedes Roamed Northern England

A group of researchers in the UK have studied the fossil of a giant millipede found after a rock fall on the Northumberland coast in north eastern England. The fossil is a portion of a creature named Arthropleura, and is dated at 326 million years old. There is enough of the creature preserved to enable […]

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Earth Atmosphere

Black Box to Record Humanity’s End

Researchers at University of Tasmania and Clemenger BBDO are planning to build a Black Box that will record data from environment (e.g. sea temperatures, CO2 levels), human activity (e.g. land use, population) along with media reports on events such as climate conferences. They are using the term Black Box in the same sense as a […]

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Australia

Rich Diversity of Fossils From “The ‘Dead’ Heart of Australia”

A team of researchers in Australia have been studying a mass of exquisitely preserved fossils found in the Central Tablelands in the Australian state of New South Wales. The deposit contains a great variety of plants and animals, including insects, spiders, fish and a bird feather. The fossils are so well preserved that microscopic structures […]

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Salmon in River

Melting Glaciers Make More Salmon Rivers

Glaciers in the Pacific Northwest of USA and Canada are melting and turning into streams of flowing fresh water. Scientists from the University of Birmingham have studied some of these new rivers and found salmon had colonised them when migrating from the ocean into rivers in order to spawn. These scientists have joined with Kara […]

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Penguins Antarctica

Climate Pushes Antarctic Penguins Farther South

Climate pushes Antarctic penguins farther south says National Geographic 26 October 2021. But Antarctica is about as south as you can get folks. Then we also find that the Antarctic penguins named in the article – Chinstrap Penguins, Gentoo Penguins and Adelie Penguins, are actually all doing well, (Australian Antarctic Program). Since Antarctica is a […]

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Hippopotamus

Giant Hippos Lived in Warm Britain

Giant hippos lived in warm Britain, according to reports in ScienceDaily and University of Leicester News 4 October 2021 and Journal of Quaternary Science, 4 October 2021 doi: 10.1002/jqs.3375. Palaeontologists from University of Leicester and Royal Holloway, University of London, have found the tooth of an extinct hippopotamus named Hippopotamus antiquus in Westbury Cave in […]

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Cattle

Potty Training Cows Will Aid Climate Control

Potty training cows will aid climate control.  Just when you thought the man-made global warming proponents’ suggestions for controlling climate couldn’t get any sillier, this article was published in a serious scientific journal: “Learned control of urinary reflexes in cattle to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions”. Current Biology, 13 September 2021, doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2021.07.011. The introduction […]

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It Must Be Global Warming

Pandemic? Taliban? It Must Be Global Warming.  For the last couple of decades global warming has been blamed for every natural disaster, but currently the dominant doom and gloom stories are the coronavirus pandemic and the Taliban taking over Afghanistan.  And, yes, there are some people who claim there is a link between global warming […]

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