Remember last year, Minister for the Environment ignored the Science Technical Advisory Group’s recommendation (the panel he set up) to set the bottom line for nitrate in rivers at 1 mg/L? Instead pressure from ag industry prevailed and he picked the politically acceptable 2.4mg. This research shows that the limit should be even lower than 1mg.

Our freshwater shame

Time to hang our heads in shame, the sad story of how we sold our future for short-term gain, a few made money from capital gains of conversions, a huge amount of our water was given away to enrich a few. All this to make shiploads of milk powder dried with massive amount of coal... Continue Reading →

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