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More Power to the EPA

New environmental laws giving the Environmental Protection Authourity (EPA) more power pass in the NSW State Parliment unopposed in the shadow of the Carbon Tax.

By: Jonathon Cant, Category: Lifelong Learning, Date: 14 Oct 2011

Sample Sizes in Visitor Surveys

I often get asked how many people should we be sampling. How do you work this out?

By: Dr Lynda Kelly, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 13 Oct 2011

Museum Mascots

It's #MuseumMascot day on Twitter - say whaaat?? 

By: Dr Lynda Kelly, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 13 Oct 2011

Pop-up Squid

Ever wondered what a tiny pop-up squid looks like?

By: Ms Jen Cork, Category: Science, Date: 12 Oct 2011

Pygmy Squid in a dish!

Earlier in the year, Dr Mandy Reid was on a field trip at Sussex Inlet in NSW and collected a new species of Pygmy squid.

By: Ms Jen Cork, Category: Science, Date: 12 Oct 2011

Museum Scientist Wins Prestigious Publishing Prize

A Q&A with Technical Officer Michael Shea, co-winner of the Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales' Whitley Medal, the most sought after prize in Australian zoological publishing.

By: Michael Hugill, Category: Science, Date: 07 Oct 2011

The Carbon Tax Controversy

Currently, when you buy something that relies on carbon-intensive materials or manufacturing, the price you pay does not reflect the cost it has on the environment. Is the carbon tax a brilliant solution to climate change or does it mean pain with no environmental gain?

By: Isabelle Kingsley, Category: Lifelong Learning, Date: 06 Oct 2011

Natural Solutions

Is there a natural solution to our carbon emissions problem?

By: Jonathon Cant, Category: Lifelong Learning, Date: 30 Sep 2011

Coral Biodiversity Expedition #4


T
o our great fortune the wind dropped slightly so we had the opportunity to survey the exposed South Eastern slope.

By: Dr Zoe Richards, Category: Science, Date: 30 Sep 2011

Behind DangerOz: what did we learn?

DangerOz was a long time in development. A few false starts, a couple of staff changes, Government tendering and contractual requirements all combined to slow this project down. However, we learned a great deal along the way so thought I’d share some reflections. 

By: Dr Lynda Kelly, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 30 Sep 2011