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White tail spider
Are Australian white-tail spiders really dangerous?
For many years they were listed among the handful of most dangerous ones. It was thought that their sting causes life-long ulcerations. Recently this theory has been labelled an urban myth. But is it? Are white tails safe?
Australian white tail spiders - facts and myths >
Can food harm our eyesight?
Too much soy, especially GMO soy and soy cooked, prepared incorrectly, can lower the clarity of vision, impair digestion and absorption of vitamins, minerals, protein, iron
Food for your eyes >
We're toast if we don't stop global warming
Exactly 20 years after warning America about global warming, a top NASA scientist says the situation has got so bad that the world's only hope is drastic action.
James Hansen has told US Congress that the world has long passed the "dangerous level" for greenhouse gases in the atmosphere and needs to get back to 1988 levels.
He said Earth's atmosphere can stay this loaded with man-made carbon dioxide only for a couple more decades without changes such as mass extinction, ecosystem collapse and dramatic sea level rises.
From Sydney Morning Herald: We're toast >
Branson - now doing "green" PR
Beneficial or not, sustainable or not, "green" solutions are trumpeted by the king of the Virgin empire, sir Richard Branson
From Stuff.co.nz Planes flying on coconut and babassu oil >
Bankrupt power generators, regular blackouts, abandoned cement and steel factories, a 10c a litre jump in petrol prices, spiralling electricity bills and unaffordable air travel - welcome to Australia in 2010
Australia is getting ready to sign the carbon emissions trading system. Some estimate the impact on economy will be as fundamental as the globalisation or indroduction of GST. WAtoday.com.au, Lisa Murray reports
Bracing for the new, low-carb economy >
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