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Monday, April 12, 2021

Category: Environment

Trees ‘as old as the Memorial’ to be removed for early works

116 trees on the Australian War Memorial grounds are slated for removal as early works for the institution’s $500 million redevelopment.

Prescribed burn at Mulanggari Grassland Nature Reserve starts today

The ACT Parks and Conservation Service advises that a prescribed burn will start at Franklin today, 7 April, subject to suitable weather and fuel moisture conditions.

Release of feral horses in Kosciuszko ‘makes a mockery’ of NSW commitment

News that over one third of all feral horses trapped since July 2020 have been released has outraged members of the ACT Government.

Plans to plant half a million trees in urban ACT

The ACT Government will plant almost half a million trees over the next quarter-century to ensure Canberra remains the bush capital.

ACT dogs to require annual registration under new laws

City Services Minister Chris Steel said the legislation would come into effect on 1 July in a bid to make it easier to reunite lost dogs with their owners.

ACT’s single-use plastic ban to start in July

The ACT is set to cut harmful waste and better protect the environment through a ban on the sale of selected single-use plastics to take effect from 1 July.

Cool classrooms: Majura Primary School’s micro-forest

Children at Majura Primary School are learning about the environment as they design their new classroom – in a micro-forest.

Floating wetlands make a splash in Lake Tuggeranong

Floating wetlands have been launched (literally) in Lake Tuggeranong in a two-year trial to clean up blue-green algae.

‘Pure freshness’: Australia’s first hydrogen cars and refuelling station

Australia's first 20 hydrogen cars and first publicly available hydrogen vehicle refuelling station have come to the ACT.

Upper Murrumbidgee catchment ‘devastated’ by fires

The upper Murrumbidgee catchment was devastated by bushfires in the 2019/20 summer, according to the 2020 Catchment Health Indicator Program (CHIP) report, which provides information on local waterways. Rain after the fires washed...

Bungendore charity wins national climate change award

A Bungendore environmental charity, The Mulloon Institute, has won the Response to Climate Change award at the 2020 Australian Sustainable Communities Awards.

ACT workplaces invited to join free active-travel program

The Conservation Council ACT Region and Canberra Environment Centre are asking local workplaces if they’re ready to 'Make the Move' and sign up to a free active-travel program. But they'll need to get in quick! Expressions of interest close this Sunday 21 March.

Op shops do their bit diverting textiles from landfill

Anglicare Retail Phillip store supervisor Sarah Hubert says she and her team of volunteers can only sell a fraction of the clothing that comes through the front door.

Cane toad found at nursery, threat eliminated

He was a long way from home, but the ACT Government’s biosecurity team identified and secured a male cane toad at ACT Government’s Yarralumla Wholesale Nursery last Friday, 12 March.

Feed the yellow-lid bin right: Recycling explained

Today, 18 March, is Global Recycling Day – an opportune time to check your knowledge.

Landcare celebrates new friends on the hill

Parliamentary Friends of Landcare aims to ensure grassroots groups have their voices heard clearly on a federal level.

Have your say to improve ACT parks and reserves

Canberrans can take part in a short survey to help the ACT Parks and Conservation Service improve visits to ACT parks, reserves and forests.

Scientists show drought-tolerant crops need skin in the game

Scientists have found a way to precisely measure a plant’s water loss through its skin.

ACT Environment Grants a ‘superb’ way to help threatened birdlife

$300,000 will be available for the ACT Environment and Nature in the City grants; last year's projects included nesting-boxes for rare birds.

Public charity bins at Mugga Lane and Mitchell

A year after the ACT Government withdrew charity bins from public places, Canberrans will soon be able to drop off clothing and textiles.

ACT switches on Australia’s largest community solar farm

Australia’s largest community solar farm, SolarShare, switched on yesterday morning in the ACT.
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