Queensland's quandary

Aussie state faces farmers' wrath as it curbs land clearing which threatens environment

In the Australian state of Queensland, one of the world's most deforested regions, farmers have developed a home-made technique for quickly transforming forests into wide open fields.

To clear large swathes of bushland, they stretch a ship's metal anchor chain between two bulldozers, before ploughing forward and uprooting any woodland or foliage standing in their way.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 10, 2018, with the headline 'Queensland's quandary'. Print Edition | Subscribe