News tagged with sydney

Stopping the leaks

When a big old cast-iron water main blows, it certainly makes for a spectacular media event.

dateOct 21, 2014 in Environment
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World's only captive leopard seal put down

The world's only captive leopard seal, which washed up in Sydney with a shark bite to his abdomen seven years ago, has been put down at an Australian zoo, officials said Thursday.

dateFeb 20, 2014 in Ecology
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Beer-barrel bacteria breathe toxic brew

University of New South Wales researchers have shown that they can safely destroy hazardous industrial toxins in groundwater arising from PVC plastic production by injecting naturally occurring bacteria into a contaminated ...

dateAug 01, 2011 in Environment
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Australia investigates mysterious penguin killings

(AP) -- The first battered bodies were found on a small Australian beach, the white sand around them stained crimson with their blood. A few days later, the killer struck again - this time on the nearby cliffs ...

dateJul 15, 2009 in Ecology
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Sharks pose Sydney food-chain puzzle

Three shark attacks in Sydney in three weeks drove newspapers and talk show hosts into a feeding frenzy and sent a collective shudder through the other species at the top of the food chain -- humans.

dateMar 29, 2009 in Other
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