Tuesday, January 26, 2021

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Kieran Finnane

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Nuclear weapons, some enabled from Pine Gap, on wrong side of law

By KIERAN FINNANE As of Friday, 22 January 2021, Australia will be on the wrong side of international law. This is the day the Treaty...

A community designing their own future

By PETER TAIT One of the fundamental conditions for effective democracy is that the people who have to live with the outcome of decisions should...

Rising heat far more serious long-term threat than Covid-19

By KIERAN FINNANE As a doctor working in the Northern Territory for the last 16 years “it is impossible not to see accelerating heat as...

A touch of light: coolamons of chance

By MIKE GILLAM Photo© Mike Gillam  There is a reassuring circularity in this month’s return of Yeperenye caterpillars munching their way through pastures of thickening vines....

An artist’s New York

By KIERAN FINNANE It’s hard to think about New York now without the looming shadow of the pandemic. The city is in the grip of...

2020 weather in perspective

In 2020 Alice Springs experienced its hottest ever November and its coolest December in 20 years. These measures form part of the annual climate picture,...

A touch of light: false moons over Mparntwe

By MIKE GILLAM Photo © Mike Gillam  Following the drought-breaking December rains, swarms of insects tunnelled to the surface after months of subterranean bondage. Birds sang...

A new way to tackle ‘wicked’ problems

By KIERAN FINNANE A little remarked upon decision by the Alice Springs Town Council at the end of 2020 could put the community in...

A touch of light: waving at dragons

By MIKE GILLAM Photos © Mike Gillam Our resident dragons, bearded and long nosed, began digging egg incubation burrows before the recent rain. They test the...

A touch of light: Gryllacridids in the Gidyea

By MIKE GILLAM Photos © Mike Gillam  Driving south down Telegraph Terrace I pass by the old gaol, it’s a hot day and the Toyota windows are...

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