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Category: Environment

Canberra ranked as world’s fifth healthiest city

A new study has revealed Canberra is the fifth healthiest city in the world to live in, while Australia was ranked the 27th country worldwide. Based on ranking factors of life expectancy, cost...

Heatwave to sweep across Canberra this weekend

A heatwave is headed for Canberra that’s expected to extend well into next week, with a top of 40 degrees forecast for Monday 25 January.

Let Mimi walk: petition to change ACT cat containment laws

Mimi is putting a paw down and saying something needs to change as cat containment laws prevent her from being walked around her neighbourhood. Mimi’s owner, Emerson Riley, has been walking her feline...

Hazardous surf conditions to impact NSW coast

Canberrans travelling to the coast better hold onto their hats as hazardous weather conditions are predicted to impact the NSW coastline today and tomorrow. The Bureau of Meteorology has issued a Hazardous Surf...

Here comes the sun: Rooftop solar panels on the rise in the ACT

More Canberrans are installing rooftop solar panels on their properties, determined to act on climate change and reduce electricity bills.

Bacteria and blue-green algae close ACT’s recreational water spots

Toxic algae and bacteria outbreaks in the ACT’s waterways has resulted in a number of popular water spots being closed for recreational use.

ACT Companion Dog Club rounds up containers for funds

The ACT Companion Dog Club raised funds via the container deposit scheme in 2020 as COVID restrictions made other methods unfeasible.

Spike in snake bites on Mt Stromlo and what to do if it happens to you

After several recent snake biting incidents on Mt Stromlo, experts remind Canberrans how to treat a snake bite while waiting for help.

Bushwalks near Canberra and the virtue of the beaten track

Canberrans are spoilt with access to beautiful bushwalking and camping spots on Ngunnawal Country, but experts urge nature enthusiasts to take care exploring the great outdoors.

High blue-green algae alert for Lake Tuggeranong

And so it begins ... another summer, another blue-green algae alert in Canberra. Access Canberra has issued a High Alert Level for blue-green algae in Lake Tuggeranong today, Wednesday 24 December. As exposure...

Conservation Council responds to ACT Government’s five-year Science Plan

The Conservation Council ACT Region has welcomed the ACT Government’s five-year science plan, but believes more could be done.

ACT Government’s five-year Science Plan for the environment

The ACT Government’s Science Plan sets the agenda for environmental conservation, sustainability, and liveability in the ACT until 2025.

Bushfire recovery one year on

The idea that the bushfire recovery efforts one year on have our coastal neighbours recovered and moved into new homes is a misconception, according to the national online charity GIVIT, who say...

Great Conjunction brings gas giants closest to Earth in centuries

Canberra skywatchers are readying their telescopes for the Great Conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn, last seen in the Middle Ages.

Building wrap to be made more ‘breathable’

Thanks to a collaboration between the ACT Government and the ACT’s not-for-profit sustainability sector, previously allowed old-fashioned aluminium foil building wraps are gone and Canberra builders will be required to use more...

9 ways to celebrate Christmas sustainably this year

As sustainability becomes a greater concern for many shoppers and conscious consumers continue to emerge, leading parcel delivery service CouriersPlease (CP) has found simple ways that Aussies can celebrate Christmas sustainably this year.

Shaping Mulligans Flat Woodland Sanctuary’s next 25 years

The construction site in Rosenberg Street, Throsby, looks like a ruined desert city: blank-faced walls towering over you, a sandy floor under a cloudswept blue sky, remnants of some forgotten arena. But in...

Minister welcomes ‘right to repair’ issues paper

The Productivity Commission will investigate consumers’ ability to have faulty goods repaired at competitive prices.

ACT a ‘nation-leader’ in renewable energy

The ACT has achieved 100% renewable energy and exceeded its greenhouse gas emissions reduction target for the year, the government announced.

Community concerns over algae at Acton Waterfront

The proposed Acton Waterfront at West Basin is meant to be a vibrant cultural and entertainment precinct on a lakeside promenade – but a community group fears that it could be an ecological hazard instead.

Greens take lake’s rubbish to Parliament House

New Greens MLA Jo Clay began her first sitting week picking up rubbish from the shores of Lake Burley Griffin.