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Hens and roosters on grass in a backyard

Backyard hens’ eggs contain 40 times more lead on average than shop eggs, research finds

Almost one in two hens in our Sydney study had significant lead levels in their blood. Similarly, about half the eggs analysed contained lead at levels that may pose a health concern for consumers.

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Fri, 21 Dec 2018

Ensuring the economic health of nations is one of the biggest tasks expected of governments. The elephant in the room has long been the health of the environmen

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Fri, 26 Oct 2018

My research involves trying to find the secret to propagating them – something we still don’t fully understand.

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Wed, 24 Oct 2018

Helping farmers improve the rivers, dams, native vegetation and trees on their land increases productivity and the resilience of the land to drought

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Mon, 17 Sep 2018

The Australian renewable energy industry will install more than 10 gigawatts of new solar and wind power during 2018 and 2019.

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Wed, 22 Aug 2018

The National Energy Guarantee appears to promise the certainty that experts have desperately sought for. But beware: there is a renewable energy train coming.

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Wed, 22 Aug 2018

It’s been a year since ripples from a colliding pair of dead stars tickled the gravitational wave detectors of the Advanced LIGO and Advanced Virgo facilities.

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Tue, 14 Aug 2018

Many of us stare in the face of such disaster, and feel helpless. Learning what actually happens during an earthquake could help you feel better prepared.

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Mon, 13 Aug 2018

Several large earthquakes have struck the Indonesian island of Lombok in the past week, with the largest quake killing at least 98 people

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Mon, 13 Aug 2018

Outside my office window, two skilled workers complete a hard and dirty job. They’re cutting the felled trunk of a tree into small enough pieces to be thrown in

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