Monthly Archives: November 2016

Australian country council wants to clear wildlife habitat to “cut” city’s carbon emissions

An Australian regional council is claiming climate change is one of the reasons it needs to build a high speed road link that will destroy almost 20 hectares of endangered eucalypt woodland that provides habitat for around 114 species of … Continue reading

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Tank tests show herbicides a lingering threat to Great Barrier Reef lagoon

A herbicide banned in Europe for over a decade, but still widely used on Queensland cattle farms, can persist for more than three years in the coastal waters of the Great Barrier Reef, according to research led by the Australian … Continue reading

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