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High-emission brown coal power generators including Hazelwood are set to be among the short-term winners from the carbon tax repeal. High-emission brown coal power generators including Hazelwood are set to be among the short-term winners from the carbon tax repeal. AAP Image/David Crosling

Who gains most from axing the carbon tax – and at what cost?

When the carbon tax was introduced, there was a lot of discussion about winners and losers. The Labor government limited the number of businesses that had to pay the tax, while it also gave carbon tax…
This fungus is pretty harmless, but its tiny cousins are not. This fungus is pretty harmless, but its tiny cousins are not. Bart Everson

The disease-causing fungi that lurk in your dishwasher

Researchers have found that dishwashers are particularly conducive to the growth and spread of disease-causing fungi. These fungi have been implicated in causing lung diseases and sometimes fatal infections…
The two major parties have taken different approaches to compensating households for the carbon tax. The two major parties have taken different approaches to compensating households for the carbon tax. Jonas B

The carbon tax, compensation and households: a two-party comparison

The two main political parties agree to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 2020 to 5% below the 2000 level, or about a 20% reduction below business as usual. However, they propose very different policy…

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Household dryers polluting the air

Household dryers are likely to emit hazardous chemicals including carcinogens. Hazardous materials were found in air-vented…