NSW Residents File Action over Toxic Water
More than 400 residents north of Newcastle have launched a class action against the Defence Department over the contamination of their local groundwater.
Report Links Diesel Fume Exposure to Cancer
An estimated 130 Australians are diagnosed each year with lung cancer as a result of exposure to toxic diesel fumes while at work, according to the...
Govt Launches Review of Fire Foam Toxicity
The government has appointed an expert independent consultant as an initial step in assessing potential risks to human health from chemicals from firefighting foams.
SA: Toxic Chemical in Five Adelaide Homes
A toxic contamination in Adelaide's northwestern suburbs is worst in five homes, latest tests show.
Xenophon Takes Up Campaign to Tackle Qld toxic Water
Independent Senator Nick Xenophon has taken his campaign into the southern Queensland seat of Groom, calling for Defence to stop ignoring Oakey's "toxic water nightmare".
CFA Knew Training Centre was Contaminated
Firefighting bosses knew a Victorian training site was contaminated with cancer-causing chemicals, but they still sent staff to train there.
Construction’s Role in Keeping Our Oceans Cleaner
Up until the 1970s, there were few controls over water quality entering marine ecosystems.
Why you Should Care About Sustainable Paper Towels
Even the little details matter when it comes to the overall sustainability of a building. Those smaller, easily overlooked everyday items can have a significant environmental,...
What’s So Bad About VOCs?
With an increasing number of paint manufacturers lining the shelves with ‘low-VOC’ or ‘no-VOC’ products, we’re now well aware that it’s wise to avoid volatile organic...
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.
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.
Water Ban in Adelaide Over Chemical Issue
A ban on the use of bore water in a section of Adelaide will be imposed from early next month because of chemical contamination.
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...