Townsville Bulletin DAVID SPARKES May 16th, 2013
THE expansion of the Port of Townsville is likely to have an impact on seagrass and coral, according to the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (GBRMPA).
“The impact is likely to be negative for water quality and habitats such as seagrass, coral, bottom-dwelling marine life as well as for some uses of the marine park such as fishing and ecotourism,” a spokesperson said.
ABC News Emilie Gramenz 15 May 2013
Rockhampton Mayor Margaret Strelow says removing fluoride from the local water supply in the central Queensland city was the fairest outcome.
Charles Sturt University News 10 May 2013
The Federal government has allocated $5.9 million towards a $8 million Food, Soil and Water Research Centre to be built by Charles Sturt University (CSU) in partnership with Port Macquarie-Hastings Council.
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Townsville Bulletin Anthony Templeton 15 May 2013
Environmental tests have started on the exposed former dump site on the banks of the Ross River to ensure it isn’t emitting hazardous material.
Heavy rains in February last year caused large sections of the Ross River near Bicentennial Park, which was used as a dump in the 1970s, to become unstable, causing decades-old rubbish to spew into the waterway.
ABC News Frances Adcock 9 May 2013
The Gympie region will remain the only local government area in southern Queensland’s Wide Bay-Burnett to fluoridate its water supply.
Sydney Morning Herald Bridie Jabour 8 May 2013
A new open-cut coalmine in Queensland, to be dug by Clive Palmer’s Waratah Coal company, could affect water supplies in the region for up to 200 years.
ABC News 7 may 2013
Cotton growers on Queensland’s Central Highlands say a new study shows underground mining can make irrigation farming land worthless.