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Tag: environment

Some flourish, others falter: La Niña in the ACT landscape

Despite above average rainfall throughout autumn and winter 2020, the severity of seven years of drought followed by catastrophic fires left scars on land and living creatures that will be permanent or slow to fade.

Volunteers weed for bushfire recovery

A group of local volunteers joined forces with ACT Parks in Namadgi National Park over the weekend, working to help restore the land following the Orroral Valley bushfires last summer.

Lake lovers invited to lend a hand

Clean-up Lake Burley Griffin Day will take place on Sunday 15 November, during National Recycling Week. Organisers say it's a chance for the community to help protect one of Canberra’s precious natural resources.

Conservation council flags key environmental ACT election issues

Climate change, energy policy, transport and development are all on the mind for Conservation Council ACT Region ahead of the ACT election.

$2m national arboretum upgrades promised by Labor

ACT Labor has pledged more than $2 million to upgrades the National Arboretum, with the funding to be used improve accessibility and roads.

Humans were adapting to sea-level change 40,000 years ago: study

Early people were rapidly adapting to climate change as they made their way towards Australia tens of thousands of years ago, new research shows.

Calling citizen scientists to collate old weather records

The ANU are calling on volunteer citizen scientists to help collate Australia’s longest daily weather record, starting back in 1838.

Recycled roads pave the way at Ginninderry

Construction of Ginninderry Stage 2 has kicked off and the project is making waves in the eco-friendly sphere through a recycled road construction initiative.

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.

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.

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.

Labor promises city-wide food waste collection scheme if re-elected

Canberrans could see their food waste recycled and turned into compost under a re-elected ACT Labor Government. City Services Minister Chris Steel said the food waste collection scheme would see a new...