Fire season hottest in two years: bureau


Kirstie Fitzgerald Victoria's upcoming fire season is likely to be the hottest in two years, according to the Bureau of Meteorology.

Wing and a prayer

As you read this, the first intrepid invaders are fluttering northward across the Rio Grande that separates Mexico from the US.

Herbicide pollution linked to factory

Dead trees

Ben Cubby A government investigation into herbicide pollution in western Sydney that killed hundreds of trees and plants has narrowed the culprit down to a chemical compound produced at a factory in Girraween,...

Herbicide kills a suburb's trees and gardens

Dominico Ursnino, an Italian migrant who has been growing vegetables in his back yard in Girraween for 51 years. He says this year his plants have been poisoned by chemicals from Du Pont leaking into the soil.SHD NEWS PIC BY LEE BESFORD. SATURDAY 17th September 2011.

Natalie O'Brien and Ben Cubby A spate of dying trees and vegetable gardens across Girraween, near Blacktown, has sparked an investigation into the possible leaching of herbicides from the nearby plant of the chemical production...

After rain, it all comes out in the wash

Max Halden Purifying stormwater run-off could potentially improve the health of waterways and create a useful resource, writes Max Halden.

Graincorp confident it will be able to keep GM canola separate

Ben Cubby AUSTRALIA will attempt to keep genetically-modified canola segregated from conventional crops, contradicting earlier reports saying they would be mixed together.

GM canola found outside containment area

Ben Cubby GENETICALLY modified canola has already escaped from its containment areas in southern NSW, just over a year after a moratorium on growing the crop was lifted by the State Government.