‘A line of dump trucks from Perth to Sydney and back again’

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Scientists say the federal and Queensland governments will not meet their international commitments aimed at rescuing the Great Barrier Reef unless they urgently tackle soil run-off.

Dr Andrew Brooks from the Australian Rivers Institute said six years of field research revealed that alluvial gully erosion, most typically on grazing land, was the largest land-use driven contributor of fine sediment to the reef. Read More