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

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