Wonders of the water

Kelsey Munro Some magical creatures live in Sydney Harbour.

Ibis eggs reveal toxic cracks in a city's health


Ben Cubby THE hooting, squawking ibis that haunt rubbish bins and landfill sites are one of the best barometers of pollution, a detailed study of the toxic chemicals carried in their eggs has shown.

The poison that got away

Sydney Harbour

Anne Davies INVESTIGATIONS EDITOR THE fishing bans in Sydney Harbour will have to stay in place for decades due to high levels of dioxins, despite an expensive clean-up of Homebush Bay, the original source of the contamination.

Harbour spots with the fish you should reject

Fishing in Meadowbank Wharf.

Anne Davies INVESTIGATIONS EDITOR DIRECTLY opposite Homebush Bay, the site of the former Union Carbide site, the Russell brothers dropped a line into the Parramatta River, oblivious to the fact they were fishing in an area where...

We've been abandoned, say harbour fishermen

Ria Goulimis, James, Spiros Kandiliotis

Anne Davies The next generation fears a toxic legacy, writes investigations editor Anne Davies.

Pollution concerns may sink plan for Homebush marina

Ben Cubby STATE Government plans to develop a $300 million marina at Homebush Bay may be scuttled by its own environment department, which says the project would expose people to serious health risks from...