No Salvation in Rivers Running Dry 21/12/2010
If you ever doubted the severity of WA’s water crisis, take a look at the graph sending shivers down the back of WA’s water chief.
Hygiene at risk 21/12/2010
A chemical in some toothpastes and soaps has been linked with brain damage to babies in the womb
Desal plants to replace dams 21/12/2010
Five desalination plants have been proposed for southern WA as the State Government scrambles to find additional water sources to supply a drying state.
Does Recycled Toilet Paper really make a difference? 21/12/2010
Like coffee companies, loo paper manufacturers have long provided options for environmentally conscious consumers. Top of the list is 100 per cent recycled paper, which avoids much of the energy use and emissions associated with harvesting and processing new wood. Every kilogram of recycled tissue saves some 30 litres of water and
Water bills to soar in new price plan 08/04/2009
WA households, already bracing for sharp rises in electricity prices, are facing average increases of 50 per cent in water bills over the next six years as the Carpenter Government moves to a new pricing scheme that reflects the true cost of delivering water.
Dam water on the way out for Perth 30/03/2009
Dams could stop supplying drinking water to Perth in as little as seven years and become obsolete in 50 years, under the Water Corporation’s planning scenarios, forcing a reliance on up to four expensive desalination plants and recycled wastewater.
Commodity crisis threat to viability of home recycling 30/03/2009
One of the State's most successful environmental actions of the past decade has not been to save the whales or end old growth logging but the take up of recycling by households.