It isn’t easy being green
New research by Dr John Alroy in the Department of Biological Sciences has attracted international coverage after his research showed that hundreds of species of frogs have been lost over three decades due to factors such as pollution and habitat destruction.
Coverage appeared initially in the Sydney Morning Herald, and was quickly syndicated throughout the Fairfax network and picked up by radio programs and international outlets alike. Coverage appeared in the Washington Post, the New York Times, the International Business Times and the Scientific American to name a few.
Mining towns’ dirty secret
Research led by Professor Mark Taylor from the Department of Environmental Sciences featured in numerous media outlets, as the findings suggest that high levels of toxic metals, found in and near mining towns, could be negatively influencing the neurological development of children in these regions.
Professor Taylor coincided the release of his research with an article in The Conversation. Coverage also appeared in ABC News 24 the Sydney Morning Herald, the Canberra Times, ABC Broken Hill, 2SERFM, and the International Business Times Australia, among others.
Firefighters – fighting fire and Motor Neurone Disease (MND)
Recently the firefighters from Fire and Rescue NSW took part in a fundraising race to climb all 1504 stairs (98 floors) of Sydney Tower, each carrying an additional 20kg of gear. All money raised will support the Motor Neurone Disease Research Centre at Macquarie, with more than $172,500 raised to date.
The feat was captured on Channel 7’s Weekend Sunrise, who attended the event and assisted the team with raising awareness of MND, a disease from which two Australians die every day.
It’s not too late to donate! For more information or to show your support visit the ‘Firefighters climb for Motor Neurone Disease’ Everyday Hero fundraising page.