Grass disease causes pastures to disappear before graziers’ eyes – ABC Rural

Grass disease causes pastures to disappear before graziers’ eyes – ABC Rural

A mystery grass disease is threatening Queensland’s billion-dollar beef cattle industry. The race is on for scientists to find a cure, or even just the cause, of a pasture disease as graziers watch their grass wither and die in the paddock. The disease is spreading quickly across vast swathes of …

Pita Taufatofua: Viral Tongan Olympic sensation sets sights on climate change; eyes third sport

Pita Taufatofua: Viral Tongan Olympic sensation sets sights on climate change; eyes third sport

Posted April 06, 2018 06:19:31 Photo: Pita Taufatofua surprised the world by going topless again in Pyeongchang despite the cold. (AP: Sean Haffey) Tongan Olympic sensation Pita Taufatofua has set his sights on an Olympic-sized challenge — raising awareness about climate change. Key points: Taufatofua says neighbour Australia must “really …

Volunteers become ‘eyes and ears’ of disabled athletes trying to keep fit

Volunteers become ‘eyes and ears’ of disabled athletes trying to keep fit

Posted March 27, 2018 10:55:22 Photo: Sylvia Cullen and Jane Britt have been running together for a few months. (ABC Radio Brisbane: Hailey Renault) Keeping fit often means sharing a busy pathway with cyclists, runners and early-morning walkers, but imagine facing the task of navigating it all without being able …