At the weekend 62 percent of Toowoomba residents voted against drinking treated sewage effluent. Just yesterday the Local Government Association of Queensland put out a press release suggesting Toowoomba is not typical of the rest of Queensland - or … [Read more...] about What Do You Think About Treated Sewage Effluent in Water Supplies?
Archives for August 2006
The Australian Communications and Media Authority has found that the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) breached the ABC’s own Code of Practice 2002 by failing to make every reasonable effort to ensure that a Four Corners program about the … [Read more...] about ABC Should Apologize For Misleading Viewers on Forestry: Cinders
"The State of California has filed a request in federal court to force auto makers[General Motors, DaimlerChrysler Corp., and the Association of Automobile Manufacturers] to disclose all documents and communications between the companies and the … [Read more...] about Climate Skeptics on Trial in California: Steven Milloy
"Controlled indoor spraying of the infamous pesticide DDT is poised to make a comeback in countries that have tried and failed to do without it in the battle against malaria," reports news service Reuters. The Institute of Public Affairs* has … [Read more...] about DDT returns to battle malaria in Africa: Reuters
You may remember that some weeks ago the Channel 9 Sunday Program featured a documentary on salinity title 'Australia's Salinity Crisis: What Crisis'. While researching the dryland salinity issue, reporter Ross Coulthart got interested in land … [Read more...] about How Trees Can Be Bad: Ross Coulthart
Last weekend residents of Toowoomba -- Australia's largest inland regional city and a city running out of water -- voted against a proposal whereby the city would draw 25 per cent of its water from recycled effluent. On the subject of water and … [Read more...] about Water Actually Recycled Urine: Mercurius