Hawaii bans sunscreens with chemicals that damage coral reefs, but Australia reluctant to follow

Hawaii bans sunscreens with chemicals that damage coral reefs, but Australia reluctant to follow

Posted May 04, 2018 20:08:03 Photo: There have been concerns for some time about the impact of chemicals oxybenzone and octinoxate on coral reefs. (Flickr: Joe Shlabotnik (CC BY 2.0)) Related Story: It’s getting quieter on the Barrier Reef — and that’s bad news Related Story: Are you sun smart? …

Story Bridge water damage prompts two-day closure for repairs to southern approach

Story Bridge water damage prompts two-day closure for repairs to southern approach

Posted April 27, 2018 05:47:45 Photo: The bridge will close from Friday night until early on Monday morning. (ABC News: Patrick Williams) Brisbane’s Story Bridge will be closed to motorists from tonight and remain shut all weekend to enable crucial waterproofing work to be carried out, after water damage was …

‘Inadequate’ wheelchair access, cyclone damage putting Territorians at risk

‘Inadequate’ wheelchair access, cyclone damage putting Territorians at risk

Updated April 24, 2018 17:36:39 Photo: A patient in a wheelchair waits to be lifted from her chair and into a car at Royal Darwin Hospital. (ABC News: Phoebe Hosier) Wheelchair users are being forced to manoeuvre through traffic to reach taxis at the Northern Territory’s largest hospital because of …

Sydney bushfire: ‘ferocious’ blaze threatens homes as RFS confirms damage | Australia news

A “ferocious” bushfire that led to evacuations in parts of Sydney’s southwest has affected properties, according to the Rural Fire Service. On Sunday afternoon an RFS spokesman confirmed that firefighters on the ground had reported some property damage in the western parts of Menai and Barden Ridge. Strong winds had …

Strong winds bring down trees and damage homes in Victoria | Weather

Strong, squalling winds and heavy rain have lashed Melbourne as a series of cold fronts moved across Victoria. A chill swept through the city and state on Saturday, ending a run of unusually warm autumn weather. Damaging winds buffeted Victoria, with gusts of about 100km/h recorded in some areas. Bureau …

Fishermen fear seismic testing for gas will damage famed fishing ground off Newcastle

Fishermen fear seismic testing for gas will damage famed fishing ground off Newcastle

Updated April 02, 2018 06:53:51 Video: Seismic surveys worry fishermen over marine life impacts (ABC News) After more than 40 years trawling the waters off Newcastle in NSW, fisherman Brett Bollinger has only pulled up nets of rotten dead fish on a few occasions. Each time coincided with seismic testing …