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Category: Environment

Plastic Free Morning Tea launched in Canberra ahead of Plastic Free July

Aiming for cleaner streets, oceans and communities, the Plastic Free Foundation officially launched a new plastic waste initiative at Government House in Canberra on World Ocean Day, Tuesday 8 June. Known for the...

Update: Snow could fall as low as 500m, East Coast Low expected to develop

Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) meteorologist Melody Sturm said from tomorrow onwards, a cold front crossing through much of NSW would bring rainfall, winds, and the chance of snow.

‘Reconsider your trip’: Inexperienced drivers urged to avoid mountain roads

ACT Policing is urging drivers to drive to conditions to prevent road accidents in the mountains of the ACT and NSW.

Warning for whale watchers after Narooma incident

NSW Police have urged whale watchers and skippers to be aware of their surroundings during this season’s whale migration, after an incident on Sunday saw a breaching whale land on top of a boat off the coast of Narooma.

$50,000 Landcare Led Bushfire Recovery grants up for grabs

Eligible local Landcare groups, environment networks and community groups working on bushfire recovery projects can now access funding of around $50,000 as part of a grants program. Funded by the Australian Government Department...

What’s on for World Environment Day 5 June

World Environment Day, 5 June, is the United Nations’ day for encouraging worldwide awareness and action to protect our environment. Here's a quick guide to WED events in the Canberra region.

Are you prepared to axe your wood heater to protect the environment?

Australian science communicator Karl Kruszelnicki AM, also known as Dr Karl, says even modern wood burning stoves are big polluters.

‘More than Parliament House’: calls for Canberra to become National Park City

MLA Marisa Paterson wants Canberra to apply to be internationally recognised as a National Park City.

ACT could sign fossil fuel non-proliferation treaty

Next week, the ACT could become the highest level of government in the world to sign a fossil fuel non-proliferation treaty backed by the Dalai Lama, a hundred Nobel Prize winners, and more than a thousand scientists and academics.

New ACT Cat Plan calls for cat containment, registration

Cat owners will be required to contain their cats and register them under a new plan the ACT Government released today that is designed to help cats live longer and healthier lives while better protecting native wildlife.

Grant to improve ACT’s recreational fishing, camping facilities

Canberra recreational fishing and camping facilities will receive a $141,000 grant from the Federal Government to improve toilet blocks, traffic overflow areas and showers.

Canberrans ‘Make the Move’ to active commuting

The Conservation Council ACT Region has lent Canberra businesses e-bikes and e-scooters in a trial program to encourage active commuting.

Total lunar eclipse set to turn full moon red tonight

A spectacular lunar eclipse is set to turn the full moon red this Wednesday night 26 May when a Super Blood Moon will grace the sky.

Royalla-y ticked off: Quarrels over quarry

Royalla residents are riled by a proposal to build a quarry nearby. They believe the possible environmental and social impacts – dust, illness, noise, environmental degradation, and water scarcity – outweigh the benefits, both for their village and for the wider region, including southern ACT suburbs.

It’s inevitable: Free registration for the electric cars of the future

The ACT Government has thrown down the gauntlet to the rest of Australia: two years of free registration for zero emissions vehicles.

ROVs protecting Australia from exotic marine pests

Recent generations of Remotely Operated underwater Vehicles (ROVs) are emerging as a capable and affordable tool to detect marine pests in Australia’s waters and on the underside of vessels.

A thousand school students go on strike against climate change

A thousand young people and their supporters took part in the first national climate school strike since the pandemic began.

ACT Government’s zero emissions vehicle program wins award

The ACT Government has won the 2021 Fleet Environment Award, in recognition for its achievement running a green fleet.

Canberra students Strike 4 Climate action

Thousands of Canberra school students gathered around Glebe Park from 12pm – 2pm to join in the nationwide mass school strike for climate action.

Sustainable agriculture proposed in future ACT NRM plan

The ACT Government is developing a new 20-year Natural Resource Management (NRM) plan for the Territory and is seeking community input.

ANU commits to negative carbon emissions by 2030

In an Australian first, the Australian National University has committed to achieving ‘below zero’ carbon emissions by the year 2030.
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