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  • 4 Apr 2019- 11:19 by Local Press Report CANBERRA Science Times An April 4 OOSKAnews Local Press Report "Australia Looks To Mine The Moon For Water Within Five Years" incorrectly  stated that the Australian Space Agency wants to mine water on the moon. OOSKAnews linked to its source for
  • 13 Feb 2019- 08:14 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BRISBANE, Australia The India-owned Adani Group mining company has admitted that coal-contaminated water again overflowed from their Abbot Point Operations in Queensland, Australia during heavy rainfall February 7, and that it had not applied for an
  • 31 Jan 2019- 09:36 by OOSKAnews Info HOBART, Australia Sudden losses to food production ("Shocks") and their consequences across land and sea pose cumulative threats to global sustainability. New research launched January 29 by the University of Tasmania draws on over 53 years of global
  • 15 Jan 2019- 07:34 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Sydney, Australia The Australian state of New South Wales will mechanically pump oxygen into lakes and rivers after recent masss fish deaths caused by drought in the region, it was announced January 15. Record high temperatures in the western part of
  • 18 Sep 2018- 07:28 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CANBERRA, Australia Indian mining giant Adani's plan to build a 61 kilometer pipeline to pump up to 12.5 billion liters of water a year from a river in drought-stricken Queensland has come closer to realization after Australia’s Federal Government
  • 12 Sep 2018- 10:03 by Local Press Report BRISBANE ABC News (Australia) The Queensland environment department has launched an investigation into a series of groundwater bores drilled by Indian miner Adani, which conservationists say were sunk without approval. The environmental group Coast and
  • 1 Aug 2018- 07:25 by Local Press Report Sydney The Sydney Morning Herald The government of New South Wales has approved expanded coal mining in Greater Sydney's water catchment, ignoring concerns of a state agency, and without waiting for an independent panel to release its first report. The
  • 26 Jun 2018- 13:01 by Local Press Report SYDNEY NSW The Sydney Morning Herald High levels of a radioactive material and other contaminants have been found in water from a West Australian fracking site but operators say it could be diluted and fed to beef cattle. The revelations illustrate the
  • 20 Jun 2018- 11:57 by Local Press Report CANBERRA The Guardian Regulations on unconventional gas development across Australia would be tightened up if Labor wins the next election. Labor’s shadow minister for the environment Tony Burke says the party, if elected, will keep the commitment it took to
  • 13 Jun 2018- 11:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CANBERRA, Australia Indian mining giant Adani has been accused of seeking to dodge federal scrutiny of its plan to build a pipeline pumping billions of liters of water from the Suttor River in the state of Queensland, 60 percent of which has been
  • 23 Apr 2018- 10:04 by Local Press Report BORROLOOLA NT Australian Broadcasting Company Indigenous residents in the Northern Territory mining town of Borroloola are calling on the Health Department to blood test families, amid revelations their water supply has been contaminated with lead.
  • 15 Mar 2018- 08:06 by Local Press Report SYDNEY NSW The Sydney Morning Herald Almost three weeks after a massive earthquake hit the southern highlands of Papua New Guinea, the earth is still shaking daily, the water is still thick, brown and undrinkable, and children are suffering malnourishment
  • 2 Mar 2018- 12:22 by Local Press Report SYDNEY, Australia Sydney Morning Herald Environmental groups have welcomed the establishment of an independent panel to examine coal mining in Sydney's water catchment but have called for a moratorium on any expansion until its conclusions are in.
  • 7 Dec 2017- 08:36 by Local Press Report SYDNEY NSW The Sydney Morning Herald The future of a controversial Queensland mega-mine has suffered another setback with project funding from China looking increasingly unlikely. The Greens have heralded the end of the project after a second Chinese bank
  • 23 Aug 2017- 08:45 by Local Press Report SYDNEY ABC News (Australia) Dr Ian Wright, one of Australia's leading water scientists, tested waste water from the derelict Berrima Colliery, and said pollution levels are the highest he's ever seen. "This is the worst. And it's

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