YESTERDAY the US President, Barrack Obama, urged action to curb “dangerous carbon emissions that contaminate the water we drink”. If you consider carbon dioxide a “dangerous contaminate” and want to get rid of the carbon dioxide in say the soda, … [Read more...] about Keeping Carbon Dioxide in the Soda – or Not
Pesticides & Other Chemicals
DESPITE intense opposition from farmer groups and scientists, the European Parliament voted last week to approve new regulations that could ultimately outlaw up to one-quarter of the pesticides on the European market. Read more here. [Subscription … [Read more...] about Pesticide Ban to ‘Wipe Out’ Carrot Crop
The European Union (EU) is developing a new ‘Thematic Strategy for Pesticides’ including a proposed new ‘Sustainable Use Directive’. According to the UK's Pesticide Safety Directorate the new regulation could outlaw up to 85 percent of pesticides … [Read more...] about European Union to Ban Lots of Pesticides
ELEVEN per cent of Mount Isa children have lead poisoning, a Queensland Health study has confirmed. The results, released today in Mt Isa, confirm stories in The Australian in recent weeks and years. The study shows that of 400 children aged one to … [Read more...] about Lead Poisoning in Australian Children
According to a new report by Greenpeace, Apple's iPhone may contain potentially hazardous chemicals. Read the full report entitled 'Missed Call: iPhone's hazardous chemicals' Article here in Accountancy Age. Something else for Apple Board member Al … [Read more...] about Inconvenient Chemicals in Apple’s iPhone?
I occasionally get emails from the other side of the world with a query about something environmental that is uniquely Australian. It was not so many years ago that John Berlau emailed me about the Murray River and also bushfires. He was writing a … [Read more...] about Eco-Freaks: A New Book by John Berlau (Part 1, DDT)