A Hidden Scandal: America’s School Students Exposed to Water Tainted by Toxic Lead

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Elevated levels of lead have been found in schools across the US, alarming experts who say it is particularly harmful to children Continue reading… … read more

‘The River is Sick’: NSW Urged to Halt Floodplain Harvesting in Murray-Darling

Dead fish in polluted lake

Giving irrigators a licence to divert huge volumes of water is a recipe for disaster, opponents say Aboriginal groups, graziers, environmental groups and the former commonwealth environmental water holder have urged the New South Wales water minister to halt a controversial move to allow Murray-Darling irrigators to “harvest” overland flows after … read more

‘Extensive Tooth Decay’ Reported in Parts of Queensland that Refuse to Add Fluoride to Water

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Doctors say Queensland government must fund fluoride for the entire state. Dentists and doctors in Queensland are reporting “extensive tooth decay” in parts of the state that refuse to add fluoride to the water supply, especially among children and the elderly. One in four Queensland children admitted to hospital requires treatment for … read more

‘Chilling Reality’: Afghanistan Suffers Worst Floods in Seven Years


Thousands of homes swept away as rains follow devastating drought, with UN ‘shocked’ by lack of crisis funding support Afghanistan has been hit with the worst flooding in seven years, with 20 dead, thousands of homes swept away and many families, already displaced by drought, forced to leave their homes … read more

Author: Greg Child

Greg is an expert in drainage and has been in the business for over 30 years. He's the owner of Coastal Drains Ltd and a very, very friendly chap.

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