Local Science/Environment

New SCU study finds agricultural pesticides can affect prawns and oysters

New research from Southern Cross University has highlighted the importance of managing the potential impacts of pesticide run-off in areas of intensive coastal agriculture. Pictured above; Researchers Professor Kirsten Benkendorff and PhD candidate Peter Butcherine. Researchers from the University’s National Marine Science Centre have demonstrated that imidacloprid, a neonicotinoid insecticide, can […]

Local Science/Environment

Biomass v CHCC decision imminent as Bellingen and Nambucca wrestle with associated waste management problems

With no solution yet to the vexed question of what will happen with red bin waste gathered under the Coffs Coast Waste Collection contract and processed by Biomass, both Bellingen and Nambucca Shires are considering their options. By Ute Schulenberg – The Bellingen Courier-Sun In Bellingen’s case, one option is […]

Politics Science/Environment

“Climate change like nuclear powered enemy” for firefighters – Former Fire Chief

A firefighting expert has told the natural disaster royal commission that climate change is like a nuclear-powered enemy, making our current firefighting practices “insufficient”. By Kerrin Thomas and Anna Henderson of The ABC The Royal Commission into National Natural Disaster Arrangements is this week hearing evidence about state and territory […]