Residents of PFAS contamination sites should be compensated, federal inquiry says

A federal parliament inquiry argues no families should be trapped on land contaminated by PFAS chemicals and recommended the Commonwealth offer financial compensation for residents exposed to the substance.

Queensland’s first medicinal cannabis farm vows a duty of care to local patients

Months behind schedule, Queensland's first licensed medicinal cannabis farm has started growing plants with the aim of manufacturing medicines from early next year.

Hundreds of bees mysteriously dropping dead in SA

Bee corpses are piling up in backyards in the town of Peterborough, prompting dark suspicions from locals and theories from academics. But no one knows what is causing the deaths.

Are ‘eco’ bath and cleaning products really environmentally friendly?

Many of us choose to buy "eco-friendly" household products to minimise our environmental footprint. But are brands labelled "green" or "eco-friendly" really more sustainable than others?

Aviation firefighters had up to 20 times normal PFAS levels in blood, documents reveal

Firefighters working at airports across Australia have been found with elevated levels of toxic PFAS chemicals in their blood, with some returning levels 10 to 20 times higher than the general population, documents obtained by the ABC under freedom of information laws reveal.