Pesticides hurting Great Barrier Reef: report

The Queensland and Federal Government’s first report card on water quality in the Great Barrier Reef has found pesticides used in agriculture  are causing significant problems for the reef.

Study links pesticides to ADHD

A new study has found links between a pesticide that is used in Australia and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

Banned chemical on shelves despite fears it can harm health

A POISON which Australians commonly apply in powder on their pets and dust or spray in their gardens to control fleas, ticks, caterpillars and aphids is still freely available in Sydney shops even though the pesticides watchdog banned it this year over concerns it can endanger human health.

Name your poison – you’ll find it’s legal

ONLY one in every 100 of the 50,000 industrial, agricultural and veterinary chemicals available for use in Australia today has ever been tested for its potential danger to people’s health and the environment.

Something In The Water – Part 2

Local doctor Alison Bleaney was concerned about rare cancers among her patients. Marine ecologist Marcus Scammell had been called in to investigate oyster mortality and deformities. At the same time, the Tasmanian Devil facial tumour disease was first found in the same small pocket of NE Tasmania. Was a connection remotely possible and was there

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Push for maverick techniques to restore landscape

IN WHAT he says is the biggest challenge of his career and potentially the most important project in the nation’s history, the former governor-general Michael Jeffery is launching a national campaign to restore Australia’s degraded landscape.