Table of Contents | Volume 76, Pages 1-226 (1 June 2015)
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(University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee 24 April 2015) A medication commonly taken for type II diabetes, which is being found in freshwater systems worldwide, has been shown to cause intersex in fish — male fish that produce eggs, according to a study done at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
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AWA Source: 20 April 2015
AWA and law firm Norton Rose Fulbright are working together to develop a discussion paper on the regulations to do with coal seam gas and water in NSW and Queensland. The paper will include a summary of NSW and Queensland regulatory regimes; highlight the key differences in regulation of and approach to CSG for water related activities between the two states; and provide recommendations to harmonise the legislation to achieve best-practice in both States and opportunities to streamline for better business and environmental outcomes.
For more information on the project, please contact National Manager – Communications and Policy, Amanda White, on email@example.com or 02 9467 8416
Brisbane Times Tony Moore April 17, 2015
More than 8000 tonnes of chemical weapons, mostly mustard gas, dumped off Moreton Island in 1945 after World War II pose little danger to the general public, according to the Department of Defence.
However the department says there has been no testing on the mustard gas shells, bombs, grenades and tear gas grenades that were dumped in deep water in two, five kilometre-wide dump zones on the ocean side of Cape Moreton.
And it remains unclear if any biological tests have ever been conducted in the nearby Cape Moreton Marine Park 70 years later.
ABC Rural News David Sparkes 16 April 2015
Water tests from three cane growing areas in Queensland have found herbicide chemical levels exceeding Australian guidelines.
The samples are from the Mackay, Whitsundays and Burdekin districts and the herbicides are diuron and atrazine.
Canegrowers Queensland published the information this week, after receiving updates from the Department of Environment and Heritage Protection.