The Queensland and Federal Government's first report card on water quality in the Great Barrier Reef has found pesticides used in agriculture are causing significant problems for the reef.
The Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service (QPWS) says the extreme summer wet season is to blame for the number of turtles washing up on beaches in the Capricorn Coast region.
The Wide Bay Water Corporation says there is no need for alarm after the discovery of more than 100 dead fish in a lake west of Hervey Bay in southern Queensland.
About 600 people attended an anti-mining rally on southern Queensland's Darling Downs last night.
A landmark health study being launched today will examine the link between household chemicals and burgeoning childhood diseases such as ADHD and asthma.