Antarctica: Grand Canyon Landscape Fuelling Ice Melt


The link below is to a very interesting article concerning a landscape buried beneath the Antarctic ice that is similar to the Grand Canyon in size. It also plays a significant role in the current Antarctic ice melt.

For more visit:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-18959399

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Largest Group of Beck’s Petrel Ever Recorded


Though only rediscovered in 2007, Beck’s Petrel appears to have made a significant comeback. The largest group ever recorded was recently found in southern New Ireland, Papua New Guinea.

For more visit:
http://www.wildlifeextra.com/go/news/becks-petrel-2012.html

Australia: New South Wales – Cullunghutti Aboriginal Area


The NSW government has announced the formal gazettal of the Cullunghutti Aboriginal Area near Nowra. This area, protected under the National Parks and Wildlife Act, protects a culturally significant area of some 67 hectares.

For more visit:
http://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/media/DecMedia12021402.htm