Overcoming the Cost Barrier to Asbestos Removal in Australia
If you want to know about costs associated with asbestos in residential premises, you only have to ask the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) government.
Apartments Could Be Death Traps for Elderly in Heatwaves
In the European heat wave of 2003, 14,802 excess fatalities were recorded in France alone as temperatures rose above 37 degrees Celsius for seven consecutive days.
The Dark Impacts of ‘Light Pollution’
You can't see the beautiful way when you're burning so bright, sung The Whitlams, and when it comes to our planet, they could be right.
Architecture Firms Must Look After Employee Mental Health
“I was waiting for an email response from the guy..."
Go Green for Healthy, Rich Cities: study
Green infrastructure - from more cycle lanes to cleaner air - not only helps the environment but also boosts jobs, health and productivity, according to research.
Study Raises Concerns About Lead Exposure
Environmental exposure to low levels of lead hidden in paint, soil and plumbing systems could be responsible for hundreds of premature deaths every year, an international...
Rudd Denies Ignoring Home Insulation Safety Risks
Former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has hit out at claims which he says suggest that he ignored safety warnings about the former home insulation scheme.
Calls for Tougher Asbestos Penalties
The federal government is being urged to consider increasing penalties for illegally importing asbestos.
Doors Open to Mould Inside Buildings
The capacity of mould to linger in the air and to spread between indoor spaces has perplexed many poor souls who suffer breathing difficulties and mucosal...
Missing Dumped Asbestos Found in NSW
Investigators say they've tracked down some of the 17,000 tonnes of asbestos-contaminated waste removed from a Sydney construction site and illegally dumped.
Household Chemicals' Link to Health Issues
Common household chemicals have been linked to health issues including breathing difficulties, cognitive impairment and seizures, new research shows.
New Harbour Tunnel to Create Toxic Plumes
Toxic sludge and heavy construction noise are likely to pollute inner western Sydney as work on the Western Harbour Tunnel gets underway, leaked government documents suggest.
Perth Stadium Given the All-clear for Lead
Water inside Perth's Optus Stadium has been given the all-clear for lead contamination despite independent testing which found high levels of the potentially toxic chemical in...
3M Settles Chemical Disposal Lawsuit
Washington The US conglomerate 3M has reached an agreement in a lawsuit brought by the state of Minnesota over allegations of decades of environmental pollution.
NSW: Thousand Want to Block 'Toxic' Incinerator
More than 10,000 people have signed a petition calling for a proposed "toxic" waste incinerator in Sydney's west to be scrapped.
NSW Council Notice 'Politically Motivated'
The NSW government has been slammed for putting Blue Mountains City Council on notice following the discovery of asbestos in several of its council-owned workplaces.
Proposed NT Toxic Waste Site Clears Hurdle
Australia's first deep toxic waste repository is one step closer to a reality, despite an independent environment body flagging huge environmental and financial risks to the...