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Tag: Environment

New seed bank to quadruple storage capacity

Designs for a $7.2 million state-of-the-art National Seed Bank at the Australian National Botanic Gardens in Canberra were unveiled this morning, that will almost quadruple the existing bank’s capacity to store the seeds of rare and threatened species.

Federal Budget: Infrastructure and the environment

The 2021–22 Federal Budget provides millions for Canberra infrastructure - but the Greens say other policies threaten the environment.

Budget funds two new marine parks twice the size of Great Barrier Reef

Two new marine parks covering 740,000 square kilometres around Christmas Island and the Cocos will be set up as part of the 2021-22 budget.

Swift parrot sightings in the ACT prompt calls for greater protections

Critically endangered swift parrots have been spotted in the Territory this week, prompting calls for more to be done to preserve their habitats.

Students plant 40 trees and shrubs to celebrate Tree Week

On a cool and windy grey morning, 50 Class Seven students from Orana Steiner School planted 40 trees and shrubs around the Weston Creek Orchard in celebration of Tree Week, 1-9 May. The...

West Namadgi and Bimberi Wilderness close due to feral deer and pigs

The Bimberi Wilderness Area and western Namadgi Park will close their doors for two weeks from 3 - 14 May to control the roaming feral deer and pigs in the area.

Blue-green algae breaks out in warm autumn

Canberrans were disgusted to see – and smell – blue-green algae on Lake Burley Griffin over the long weekend. But it will reduce in the cold.

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.

Canberra Bushwalking Club celebrates 60 years on the right track

When Canberra Bushwalking Club began, members paid five shillings to join a group of like-minded people who loved being outdoors. Sixty years later it's still going strong.

Report alleges Australia engaged in illegal shark fin dealings

A recent report has alleged fins from endangered hammerhead sharks caught in Australian waters are possibly being illegally traded to international partners.

Does Canberra have a mouse problem?

A plague of mice in parts of NSW and Queensland has Canberrans nervously watching for a flow-on effect in the number of critters around the house.

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.
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