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Chemical giant Orica likely to keep toxic waste at Botany plant after French ... - The Daily Telegraph

The Daily Telegraph
Orica, who are Australia's largest chemical manufacturer, planned to ship thousands of tonnes of its waste to France from its Sydney plant in Botany. The chemical giant also has a plant in Newcastle. However, the waste looks likely to stay after the ...
Newcastle Herald
ABC Online
The West Australian

Is paracetamol an effective painkiller? - ABC Online

ABC Online
Experts in pharmacology, the science of how drugs work in the body, had tended to dismiss these reports though – saying the painkiller needed to be taken at regular time intervals (up to safe limits), rather than being taken only when the pain was ...

Gray's Anatomy's forgotten illustrator - ABC Online

ABC Online
Now in its 40th edition, 'Gray's Anatomy' is the definitive medical reference for the human body. While the famous book bears the name of 19th century anatomist Henry Gray, it owes just as much to its largely forgotten original illustrator, Henry ...

Checklist of Online Vegetation and Plant Distribution Maps

Oakland - United States

Includes maps from all over the world.

United Kingdom

Compilation of information on the geographic distribution of many species in this region.

World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
United Kingdom

Enter a family, genus, or genus and species to see accepted names and world distribution of plants in 150 families. Maintained by the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew, Surrey, UK.

Vegetation Ecology at Bern

Forest and grassland ecology at the University of Bern.

Eastern Mojave Vegetation
United States

Vegetation of Mojave National Preserve, San Bernardino County, California, and autoecology of Swertia albomarginata, Coleogyne ramosissima, and Salvia dorrii .

International Association for Vegetation Science
United Kingdom

A worldwide group of scientists and others interested in theoretical and practical studies of vegetation. Includes details of membership, association journals, meetings, jogs and other resources.

Hong Kong Flora and Vegetation
Hong Kong

Discusses plant diversity and adaptations and how plants improve the air and water quality, prevent soil erosion and water runoff, and provide food and shelter for the local fauna. Includes information on plant study sites and trails chosen by the Quality Education Fund and a checlist of plant species.

United States

From the Digital Atlas of the Vascular Plants of Utah.

USGS-NPS Vegetation Mapping Program
United States

Cooperative effort by the U.S. Geological Survey and the National Park Service to classify, describe, and map vegetation communities in more than 270 national park units across the United States.


Web-based software for creating, editing, annotating, and storing biological signaling pathways, doing consistency checks when integrating data from multiple sources, producing biomolecular network maps, and integrating pathways with protein-protein interaction data.

Right Whale Data and Maps
United States

Extensive information from the western North Atlantic, including sighting reports, Right Whale recovery plans, and whale watch guidelines, and reports on entangled whales.