A Hobart council study finds its yearly weed-killing bill would rise from $114,000 for the "probably carcinogenic" Roundup, to $1.7 million for a steam process.
Exporting more pest animals as meat overseas could help in the fight against invasive species, which have been labelled the single greatest threat to Australia's native flora and fauna, experts say.
Posted in Australian Feed Postings, Biology, Conservation, Ecological Control, Ecology, Environment, Indigenous (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander), Pests, Diseases and Control Methods, Rural, Science and Technology, Trade
Can weedkiller damage male fertility and could solar panels cause cancer?
Posted in Agricultural Chemicals, Australian Feed Postings, Chemical Control, Chemicals and Pharmaceuticals, Chemistry, Control Methods, Diet and Nutrition, Education, Health, Horticulture, Pests, Diseases and Control Methods, Pseudo-Science, Rural, Science, Science and Technology, Solar Energy
People finding themselves overwhelmed by the common household fly this summer are being told their sentiments are warranted, with experts blaming the country's unrelenting heat.
A Senate hearing is told the agency at the centre of Barnaby Joyce's controversial decentralisation scheme has convinced just eight of 170 staff to move from Canberra to Armidale.
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Renters and public housing tenants are facing an uphill battle to get the issue of mould in their properties taken seriously, with a growing number of people claiming it has left them ill and some owners blaming residents for the accumulation.
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.
Posted in Animal Welfare, Animals, Australian Feed Postings, Biological Diversity, Chemicals and Pharmaceuticals, Children, Environmental Impact, Environmental Management, Family, Gardening, Gardens, Invertebrates - Insects and Arachnids, Pests, Diseases and Control Methods, Weeds - Horticulture
Forget the bin chicken, seagulls are costing Australians millions of dollars worth of damage each year.
Simon and Markus rent a house that has a serious mould problem. They say it's impacting on their health, but their landlord is reluctant to fix it — so what can they do?
The Cancer Council is urging global chemical giant Monsanto to come clean on any potential links to cancer with one of its popular weed killers following a major lawsuit in the US.