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Mortality rates expected to rise as heatwave worsens across NSW
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Weather

Mortality rates expected to rise as heatwave worsens across NSW

During a similar heatwave event in 2011, NSW Health saw a 13 per cent increase in mortality as well as a 14 per cent rise in emergency department admissions. 

  • by Sarah Keoghan & Ben Weir

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Bureaucrats refuse responsibility for 'ecological disaster' on river
Water

Bureaucrats refuse responsibility for 'ecological disaster' on river

Officials managing Australia’s most important river network have also cast doubt on claims that a million fish were killed in this month’s mass die-off in the Murray-Darling system.

  • by Nicole Hasham
'Won't die wondering': NSW to deploy aerators to keep fish stocks live
Animals

'Won't die wondering': NSW to deploy aerators to keep fish stocks live

The state of many of NSW's rivers is so dire that the Berejiklian government will start installing aerators to increase oxygen levels and keep vital stocks of native fish alive.

  • by Peter Hannam
Heatwave to bring Canberra 40 degree days but water supply secure
Canberra

Heatwave to bring Canberra 40 degree days but water supply secure

Canberrans will likely turn on the taps when hot weather hits this week, but Icon Water says Canberra's water supply is very secure.

  • by Jasper Lindell
Dead fish in Menindee are about mismanagement not drought
Tony Burke

Dead fish in Menindee are about mismanagement not drought

Tony Burke is not the only one shocked by the sight of dead fish at Menindee Lakes.

  • by Barney Stevens
NSW ignored warnings on threat of fish kills
Michael Daley

NSW ignored warnings on threat of fish kills

The advice from the Fisheries NSW, obtained by Labor under freedom of information, warned that issues "directly related to water management" were having "negative cumulative impacts" on native fish populations.

  • by Carrie Fellner & David Wroe
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'Ecological disaster': Emergency meeting called with more fish deaths imminent
David Littleproud

'Ecological disaster': Emergency meeting called with more fish deaths imminent

Agriculture Minister David Littleproud is warning of more freshwater fish deaths this week and has called an emergency meeting.

  • by David Wroe & Carrie Fellner
'A dead fish rots from the head down: heads must roll'
Opinion
Opinion

'A dead fish rots from the head down: heads must roll'

So, are we really asked to believe that no-one is at fault for the reported million dead fish now clogging up the Murray Darling, some of them a hundred years old?

  • by Peter FitzSimons
'Animal welfare crisis': The fate of creatures trapped in Menindee bog
Animals

'Animal welfare crisis': The fate of creatures trapped in Menindee bog

Wildlife authorities have moved swiftly to deal with a mix of animals trapped in mud near dried-out lakes at Menindee amid calls for more action to ease an "animal welfare crisis".

  • by Peter Hannam
Dirty water at Coogee Beach sees Berejiklian announce $2.5m purity plan

Dirty water at Coogee Beach sees Berejiklian announce $2.5m purity plan

The NSW Government committed $2.5 million to improve water quality at Coogee beach by 2020, its fourth water quality project for the area.

  • by Nigel Gladstone
Swan and Canning river pollution: How does your council rate?
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Swan and Canning river pollution: How does your council rate?

A new survey has rated how good or bad Perth councils are at keeping pollutants out of our waterways.

  • by Hamish Hastie