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'Significant impacts': Federal government issues Warragamba wall alert
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'Significant impacts': Federal government issues Warragamba wall alert

The government's controversial plan to raise the height of the Warragamba dam is likely to have "significant impacts" on threatened species, the federal environment department document shows.

  • by Peter Hannam

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'Champion' needed to break slow SEQ water quality decline: ecologists
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'Champion' needed to break slow SEQ water quality decline: ecologists

Despite some improvements in some rivers Brisbane residents remain apathetic about being able to make improvements to the Brisbane River.

  • by Tony Moore
$7.5b Moreton Bay 'in peril' amid public apathy towards Brisbane River
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$7.5b Moreton Bay 'in peril' amid public apathy towards Brisbane River

South-east Queensland's rivers have been panned in a new report card, raising concerns about the 'jewel of SEQ'.

  • by Tony Moore
The Chinese fascination with WA abalone
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The Chinese fascination with WA abalone

With the WA abalone season just around the corner an ECU researcher has looked at what drives the Chinese fascination with them.

  • by staff writers
Top scientists blast NSW government over brumbies
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Top scientists blast NSW government over brumbies

A conference of eminent scientists in Canberra has condemned the NSW government for preventing the culling of brumbies.

  • by Steve Evans
$2 million river catchment plan highlights flood risk to RAAF Amberley
Brisbane River

$2 million river catchment plan highlights flood risk to RAAF Amberley

$2 million first step to revegetate river banks on the Bremer River - the most unhealthy river in SEQ - was released on Tuesday and it highlights the flood risk to both billion-dollar assets, the Ipswich CBD and RAAF Base Amberley.

  • by Tony Moore
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Goodbye brown fuzz: Sewage pipes off Sydney's coast to be retired
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Goodbye brown fuzz: Sewage pipes off Sydney's coast to be retired

It's clear waters ahead for Sydney's east coast, where sewage pipes that dump wastewater into the ocean will be switched off by the NSW government.

  • by Saimi Jeong
When media bark causes more harm than a shark bite
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When media bark causes more harm than a shark bite

The real sharks are the media, according to a new survey which found people who survive shark bites are 12 times more likely to suffer post- traumatic stress disorder if they experience negative media.

  • by Julie Power
Cliefden Caves spared as government finds 'better alternative' for dam

Cliefden Caves spared as government finds 'better alternative' for dam

A heritage-listed cave complex in central west NSW has been spared from inundation after the Berejiklian government chose an alternative water-security project.

  • by Peter Hannam
Warning proves prescient over Sydney's hunger for housing
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Warning proves prescient over Sydney's hunger for housing

I made an ominous prediction 13 years ago. There's no joy in saying I told you so, but so it came to pass. And it's inexcusable.

  • by Elizabeth Farrelly
Rain, desalination repairs ease threat of water restrictions
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Rain, desalination repairs ease threat of water restrictions

The risk of restrictions on water use have abated for now after a wetter-than-usual October and the completion of repair work on the city's tornado-hit desalination plant.

  • by Peter Hannam