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Ravi Naidu tests soil for contaminants - for Wold Soil Day 2018 press release

Ignore soil pollution at humanity’s peril

Date: 05 December 2018

Soil pollution it is a major part of a wider problem that far exceeds the impact of climate change and must be taken far more seriously by the private and public sectors globally, according to one of the world’s foremost contamination scientists. Professor Ravi Naidu issued the challenge as part of his opening keynote address on Clean soils: humanity’s next great challenge at World Soil Day 2018 celebrations at the Korea Environment Industry & Technology Institute event in Seoul. Read More

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On World Soil Day, Newcastle leads the way

Date: 05 December 2018

Newcastle is making a major contribution to Australia’s soil research efforts, with two soil-related Cooperative Research Centres (CRCs) headquartered at the University of Newcastle. The CRC for Contamination Assessment and Remediation of the Environment (CRC CARE) addresses environmental contamination of all kinds, with a strong focus on soil pollution, and the CRC for High Performance Soils (Soil CRC) aims to improve the productivity of Australia’s agricultural land. Read More

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Clever science leads to stunning reversal of acid-sulfate soil contamination at East Trinity, Queensland

Date: 15 October 2018

Scientists involved in an 18-year project to remediate acid sulphate soils at a north Queensland site have pulled off a major accomplishment, turning the once badly acidified land into a place where mangroves, native birds and other wildlife have now returned. Read More

Kate Hughes risk communication press release October 2018

Dandelions, snowflakes and swimming pools

Date: 03 October 2018

How poor risk communication endangers our health and costs us money, and what we can do about it Read More

Phoenix Dust Storm teaser pic for Sept 2018 climate change media release.

Credit: Alan Stark (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Soiling the planet: warming soils will release more pollutants

Date: 24 September 2018

Climate change could lead to increased human exposure to heavy metals and metalloids such as mercury, arsenic and lead, as well as organic contaminants such as PFAS pollutants. Read More

Removing PFAS an award-winning idea

Date: 19 September 2017

A process to remove per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) from contaminated water has won the 2017 CARE award, which recognises sustainable technologies and innovations in the area of contamination assessment and remediation of the environment. Read More

Many disasters, few solutions: chemical contamination needs ‘Paris-like agreement’

Date: 13 September 2017

The head of a global forum has called for a Paris-like international agreement to combat chemical contamination, which he says has five times the impact of climate change. Professor Ravi Naidu, Managing Director of the Cooperative Research Centre for Contamination Assessment and Remediation of the Environment (CRC CARE), told the CleanUp 2017 global forum this week that a clean Earth is humanity’s next great challenge. Read More

Lead contamination in Australia: where, why and could it be causing crime?

Date: 13 September 2017

Listen to an Australian Science Media Centre briefing with researchers discussing the link between lead in soils and crime. Read More

Plumbing the depths: lead in soil leads to increased crime

Date: 13 September 2017

Children exposed to lead in soil are more likely to commit crime as young adults, an international conference in Melbourne will hear today. Dr Mark Cave, from the British Geological Survey, will present results at the CleanUp 2017 global forum showing lead contamination in an urban area results in increased crime. Read More

Winning students have the write stuff for a cleaner future

Date: 12 September 2017

Winners of the CRC CARE High School Essay Competition are mingling with researchers at the CleanUp 2017 global forum tonight on their journey to a safer, cleaner environmental future. Read More