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The Wilderness Society opposes the introduction of irrigation in the north. The group's Queensland campaign manager Dr Tim Seelig says he is critical of the rhetoric about balancing farming, agriculture, and the environment, and that river systems in the area are not suitable for large scale irrigated agriculture. Source: abc.net.au
Melbourne researchers are hoping they've found a way to repair the surface of any eye that's been burnt by heat or chemicals. They've grown adult stem cells on a special contact lens that transfer to the eye when the lens is inserted.
Global greenhouse gases in the atmosphere have reached an ominous milestone that's unprecedented in human history. At the Mauna Loa observatory in Hawaii, the daily reading of carbon concentrations has now reached a level that hasn't been seen in more than 3 million years. CO2 levels in the atmosphere have hit 400 parts per million. The last time it reached this level, temperatures rose by between three and four degr...