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Category: Environment

ACT Greens offer $10,000 to electric vehicle buyers

The ACT Greens have detailed a plan to reduce the Territory’s greenhouse gas emissions in the next decade, aiming to increase zero emission car sales to 90% by 2030.

$1.37 million injection for bushfire recovery plan

The ACT Government will invest an initial $1.37 million as part of a long-term bushfire recovery plan for Namadgi National Park and Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve.

Mammoth collision of ‘impossible’ black holes detected

The most massive black hole collision ever detected has been directly observed by the LIGO and VIRGO Scientific Collaboration.

Grants to promote and preserve ACT heritage

The ACT Government has announced $376, 251 worth of funding towards 21 projects preserving and promoting the Territory’s history.

Construction starts on community-owned solar farm

Construction has begun on a new solar farm at Majura Valley that will be co-owned by around 500 members of the community. The SolarShare Community Farm is...

Endangered grasslands ‘vulnerable’ to proposed development

A proposed Defence Housing Australia development in and around the critically endangered Lawson North grasslands has local environmental groups concerned for the health of the area’s biodiversity.

Landfill emissions to power Canberra homes

Around 5,700 Canberra homes will be supplied with electricity from new landfill gas generators that opened this week at Mugga Lane Tip.

Satellite images reveal Black Summer bushfire damage

Satellite imagery released following the 2019-20 Black Summer bushfire season shows the full extent of devastating damage through NSW and could be the key to mitigating future fire risk.

Magpie alert: swooping season off to early start

Magpie swooping season is off to an early start this year, with four ACT residents already recording injuries from their experiences.

Rain and wind this weekend to precede week of frosty mornings

Expect rain and wind to continue Saturday with a “vigorous” cold front making its way over the ACT expected to pass by Sunday.

Researchers help endangered birds feather their nests

Researchers have found a way to help the endangered forty-spotted pardalote to safeguard their nests to protect their young from parasitic flies.

ACT phase-out of single-use plastics to begin July 2021

The implementation of the ACT Government’s staged single-use plastics ban, will now begin on the 1 July 2021.

ACT Government tackling food waste

A new ACT Government initiative will encourage Canberrans to reduce their food waste and help decrease the 26,000 tonnes of organic scraps going into ACT landfill each year.

Weekend rain brings minor flooding across Canberra region

A plethora of rivers rose and roads closed as steady, heavy rain poured causing minor flooding across the Canberra region this past weekend.

Research to assist koala recovery after fire

Koalas have been thrust into the spotlight recently following the devastation of the Black Summer bushfires and reports they may become extinct in NSW by 2050.

Icon Water expects discharge of partially treated effluent

Icon Water has advised that due to the heavy rain over the past three days infiltrating the sewerage system, the Lower Molonglo Water Quality Control Centre treatment plant was expected...

Fees waived for 2020 Tidbinbilla trips

Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve will waive its entry fees from this Saturday (8 August) for the rest of 2020 to encourage visitors back to the popular destination.

Weekend showers to bring ‘likely’ minor flooding for Queanbeyan River

With moderate, “welcome” rain predicted for Canberra over the weekend, minor flooding is “possible” for the Queanbeyan and Molonglo rivers.

BlazeAid Braidwood rebuilds fences and community

Dennis and Carol McGrath travelled around Queensland in their caravan for five months after Dennis retired from the plumbing industry in the middle of 2019, before they returned to Canberra...

Waterwatch seeks Platypus survey volunteers

August is Platypus Month – and Waterwatch is inviting Canberrans to join the Platypus Month annual survey to count the elusive monotreme in local waterways. Late winter...

ACT ‘paving the way’ with recycled glass sand

A new collaboration between Icon Water, the ACT Government and sustainable infrastructure company Re-Group, will turn recycled glass products into sand for local infrastructure projects.