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Stop blaming the floods for dead marine life in Gladstone

Monday, July 25th, 2011

The Queensland Greens expressed scepticism today about the state government’s claim that the summer floods were to blame for the rising death toll of marine life in Gladstone harbour. Since April 40 turtles, 3 dolphin and 4 dugong have washed up dead on the shores of the harbour. Spokesperson… Read More

Qld Govt must follow NSW lead on extended CSG moratorium

Monday, July 25th, 2011

Premier Bligh should listen to her conservative counterpart in New South Wales if she wants to restore her popularity, according to the Queensland Greens. The Greens were responding to news that the New South Wales state government has now imposed a six month moratorium on fracturing in the coal seam gas industry in that state. ‘It is very clear that community anxiety… Read More

Physicians for Social Responsibility (US) – Coal’s assault on human health

Wednesday, July 20th, 2011

Coal pollutants affect all major body organ systems and contribute to four of the five leading causes of mortality in the U.S.: heart disease, cancer, stroke, and chronic lower respiratory diseases. This conclusion emerges from our reassessment of the widely recognized health threats from coal. Each step of the coal lifecycle—mining, transportation, washing, combustion,… Read More

Doctors for the Environment Australia’s submission regarding the impact of mining coal seam gas

Wednesday, July 20th, 2011
      Summary
  • Coal seam gas mining (CSG) may have adverse impacts on human health by contamination of drinking and agricultural-use water, and air. Contaminants of concern include many of the chemicals used for fracking, as well as toxic substances produced through this process and mobilised from the sedimentary regions drilled. Some of these compounds can produce… Read More

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