Over 100 days of electricity could be generated from agricultural waste in Tasmania every year according to Dr Jayant Keskar, who presented a series of seminars in in that state recently. Read about it - or listen to him - via ABC Rural.
In early September, the New South Wales Environment Protection Authority warned people living and working near the Williamtown RAAF base that elevated levels of toxic chemicals had been found in the surrounding area. But what exactly are the chemicals, and what effects do they have on humans and the environment? CRC CARE has been researching PFOS and PFOA since 2004.Read more via ABC News
Aussie answer to toxic fire-fighting chemicals. Australian scientists have come up with the solution to a world-wide pollution problem – how to mop up the toxic residues left after the use of special foams to fight fires. Read more.
Professor Ravi Naidu, Managing Director of CRC CARE, participates on a talkback panel with Julian Cribb, author of Poisoned Planet, to discuss global contamination issues with listeners and host Natasha Mitchell. The recording is 55 minutes long; Prof. Naidu is introduced at the 40-minute mark. It is also available via the Radio National website.