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Researchers have identified that the use of wastewater to irrigate vegetable crops, which is common across developing countries, may significantly contribute to deadly health risks such as rotavirus, a major cause of diarrheal diseases.

Bushfire has always been an integral part of the Australian landscape, with many plant and animal species relying on fire for survival.  So a burn near Lorne in Victoria earlier this year, provided a unique opportunity to study the relationship between bushfire, landscape, plants and animals, both before and after fire activity.  The results will help inform habitat and landscape management as well as future planned burn programs.

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