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Major parties outline environmental policies aimed at wooing voters

Major parties outline environmental policies aimed at wooing voters

Environmental issues are looming as important factors in this weekend's state election. They are also the policy areas where parties diverge the most.

  • by Peter Hannam

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Ash from fires threatens Melbourne's water as large desal order placed

Ash from fires threatens Melbourne's water as large desal order placed

As ash from recent bushfires threatens to foul the Thomson dam, Melbourne's main water source, the Andrews government has ordered 150 gigalitres of desal water.

  • by Adam Carey
Government's secret plan to raise Warragamba Dam wall by 17m
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Government's secret plan to raise Warragamba Dam wall by 17m

The Berejiklian government has developed secret plans to lift the height of Warragamba Dam more than publicly announced to take into account the impact of climate change.

  • by Peter Hannam
Cause of mass fish kills in two south coast waterways investigated

Cause of mass fish kills in two south coast waterways investigated

Hundreds of dead bream, eels, mullet, fingerlings and prawns have been found in two south coast waterways.

  • by Alasdair McDonald and Claudia Ferguson
Businesses protected in Darling River water access rules
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Businesses protected in Darling River water access rules

Any review of the rules in the first five years of the water-sharing plan was restricted from making changes even if fish populations were threatened

  • by Carrie Fellner and Peter Hannam
'River debt' means Barwon-Darling recovery likely to lag rain's return
NSW votes

'River debt' means Barwon-Darling recovery likely to lag rain's return

The recovery in the health of major rivers such as the Barwon-Darling is likely to be delayed well after the return of good rainfall because of policy changes.

  • by Peter Hannam
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Threat of sediment runoff to Great Barrier Reef worse than thought
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Threat of sediment runoff to Great Barrier Reef worse than thought

New research has found sediment runoff ins't just a threat to the Great Barrier Reef by itself but also stops coral recovering from other threats like bleaching

  • by Stuart Layt
'Extreme' blue-green algae blooms dangerous for asthmatics: ecologist
Canberra

'Extreme' blue-green algae blooms dangerous for asthmatics: ecologist

Lake Tuggeranong recently recorded 5.67 million blue-green algae cells a millilitre, more than Lake Burley Griffin's 10 sample areas combined.

  • by Cassandra Morgan
Bushfires are the real threat to our water supply
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Opinion

Bushfires are the real threat to our water supply

What’s clear is the most significant impact on native forests and water supply is catastrophic wildfire.

  • by Alex Messina
'Drives me insane': lack of information exposes Sydney's river users
NSW votes

'Drives me insane': lack of information exposes Sydney's river users

Calls for Sydney's waterways to be treated the same as our beaches in terms of telling the public when it's safe - or not - to take a dip.

  • by Peter Hannam
Ancient rite, modern fight: how brumbies are breaking the landscape
Wildlife

Ancient rite, modern fight: how brumbies are breaking the landscape

“The horse is much heavier than us, so when they tread on this, they are turning the taps off on the Murrumbidgee River.”

  • by Justin McManus and Finbar O'Mallon