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Saving the Great Barrier Reef

Video: ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies<p>SKIP<p>SAVING<p>THE REEF<p>Australia’s most celebrated natural treasure is under siege. We travel the …

Australia

Sydney 2026

F6 Extension to mean bulldozing 460 homes or cutting through the National Park

The documents indicate that construction of the motorway could start as soon as 2019, and they include a step-by-step guide to managing community …

National Parks

Don't give developers 'free rein' for housing across Sydney: Transport department

In its submission on the draft district plans, which are to be updated later this year, Transport for NSW said it should be made clear the growth …

Housing

Sydney Fish Market to get a $250 million makeover on new Blackwattle Bay site

The shake-up would also force concrete contractors Hymix and Hanson to shift from the area, which has been criticised for high pollution levels in …

Real Estate

Banana skincare, flour company to expand overseas

"They get chopped up and dumped."<p>Mr Watkins founded Natural Evolution Foods to create an alternative market for the green bananas that were …

Skin Care

Bill Gates just bought a huge chunk of land in the desert and wants to build his own 'smart city'

One of the richest people in the world wants to build his own city.<p>Microsoft co-founder and billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates put down $US80 …

Smart Cities

Fears for Great Barrier Reef as deforestation surges in catchments

Calls grow for the federal government to step in as erosion from intensified land clearing in Queensland threatens coral<p>A deforestation surge in Queensland, which the latest government data suggests is about to accelerate dramatically, is heavily concentrated in catchments for the Great Barrier …

Great Barrier Reef

What is in a label? Rainforest-Alliance certified banana production versus non-certified conventional banana production

Abstract<p>Export banana production in Latin America is pesticide intensive, receiving much negative publicity regarding human health problems and …

Hunt for 'super corals' aims to help Great Barrier Reef survive climate change

Neal Cantin, a research scientist specialising in coral bleaching at the Australian Institute of Marine Science, said the northern reefs were "a very …

Great Barrier Reef

The true history of Dole, banana plantations, chemical pesticides and human suffering

(NaturalNews) One Hundred Years of Solitude, a novel by Gabrielle Garcia Marquez, is a historical account of the fictional town Macondo. A town …

People v. Dole

Jul 14, 2014<p>7 Min read time<p>Dole used a pesticide that rendered banana workers sterile. Why is it so hard to litigate?<p><i>Martin Enrique Perez was</i> …

Peeling Back the Truth on Bananas | Food Empowerment Project

Courtesy of Equal Exchange<p>Bananas are the most popular fruit in the U.S., with more consumed annually than apples and oranges combined.[1] Bananas …

What happens to a weedy wasteland when you let artists loose

To stimulate a population shift to a new neighbourhood that currently appears as a weedy wasteland dotted with a few giant warehouses and the …

Uluru closed to climbers after vote of national park board

Uluru's management had been urged to close the rock permanently to climbers, with senior traditional owner and leader Sammy Wilson saying the sacred …

Australia

AUS – GM BANANA RESEARCH

GM bananas: from nutrition to disease resistance<p>Source: …

Bananas with boosted vitamin A developed in Queensland to save African lives

Bananas genetically modified by Queensland researchers to be vitamin A-enriched are being grown in Uganda, in a breakthrough hoped to save the lives …

Disease may wipe out world's bananas – but here's how we might just save them

Catastrophe is looming for the banana industry. A new strain has emerged of a soil-borne fungus known as “Panama disease” which can wipe out entire …

Bananas from Africa

<b>Bananas are income generation of more than 70 million Africans.</b><p>Bananas are the world’s fourth most important food crop and are of critical importance …

Bananas in Africa: Much more than just a delicious fruit

<b>Bananas are the world’s most popular fruit</b><p>Every year, each person in the UK eats 10 kg bananas a year – about 100 bananas! My own consumption is …

UK to continue duty-free trade with poorest countries

<b>T</b>he world’s least developed countries will continue to enjoy tariff-free trade access to the UK post-Brexit, the government has pledged.<p>Under current …

Fair Trade

Consumers happy to pay Fairtrade premium

GlobeScan research finds US consumers are willing to pay a premium for Fairtrade certified bananas

Fair Trade

Humans Made the Banana Perfect—But Soon, It'll Be Gone

On a plate, a single banana seems whimsical—yellow and sweet, contained in its own easy-to-open peel. It is a charming breakfast luxury as silly as …

Bananas could be on the edge of extinction

There is a major event affecting the world’s banana supply. If the disease succeeds, we could be left without the bananas we grew up with.<p><b>Follow Tech</b> …

The Edge

Bananas Are Being Driven To Extinction

The world’s $11 billion dollar banana industry could be wiped out by the Panama disease, a fungicide resistant pathogen that’s spreading across …

Ecuador: Our bananas will have competitive prices in the EU

The FTA between the EU and Ecuador will be signed on November 11.<p>Ecuador: "Our bananas will have competitive prices in the EU"<p><b>Improved agreement</b><p>The …

Scientists race to halt banana catastrophe

The Tropical Race 4 fungus is killing this vital crop in Asia, the Middle East and Mozambique.

Middle East

Bloom and boom: how babies and migrants have contributed to Australia's population growth

<i>Population growth has profound impacts on Australian life, and sorting myths from facts can be difficult. This is the second article in our series,</i> …