Photos Reveal Queensland Cotton Farms Full of Water While Darling River Runs Dry

Over the border in NSW, the Barwon and Darling rivers are a series of muddy pools, and fish are dying These photos were taken by the Centre Alliance senator Rex Patrick from a light plane over southern Queensland near Goondiwindi, on Wednesday.They show rivers such as the Condamine relatively full, … read more

Murray-Darling Basin Royal Comission Report Finds Gross Maladministration

Signing a Contract

South Australian report also finds negligence and unlawful actions in drawing up multi-billion-dollar deal to save river system. The head of the royal commission into the Murray-Darling Basin plan has recommended a complete overhaul of the plan, including reallocating more water from irrigation to the environment.The South Australian Murray-Darling Basin royal … read more

Genes Linked to Antibiotic-Resistant Superbugs Found in Arctic

Arctic Landscape

Discovery of genes, possibly carried by birds or humans, shows rapid spread of crisis. Genes associated with antibiotic-resistant superbugs have been discovered in the high Arctic, one of the most remote places on earth, showing the rapid spread and global nature of the resistance problem.The genes were first identified in a … read more

Murray-Darling Plan Driven by ‘Politics Not Science’, Commission Counsel Says

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Richard Beasley says climate change was ignored in determining how much water was needed for environment. Politics, not science dictated how the Murray-Darling Basin plan was implemented, leading to a flouting of the law and irrigators receiving too much water, the senior counsel to the Murray-Darling Basin royal commission has said.In … 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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