Former Fire Chief on Hazard Reduction


The Prime Minister Scott Morrison is in the media suggesting hazard reduction is as important as emissions reduction. Hotter temperatures ...

Lead Soil Reclassification for Dumping


Lead soil disposal update for North Lake Macquarie residents. Residents in North Lake Macquarie can now dispose of their lead-contaminated soil at ...

Lake Environment Research Grants


Research projects tackling some of the environmental challenges confronting Lake Macquarie could be eligible for funding under an Environmental Research Grants scheme. ...

Students Visit Tuvaluan Atoll


New opportunity enables University students to take climate action in the Pacific. UoN students visiting Tuvaluan atoll. This month, as world ...

Cessnock Council Using Glass ‘Sand’


Cessnock City Council has begun using recycled glass ‘sand’ for civil works. Council recently used around 90 tonnes of recycled glass sand for the ...

Trucked Sand Laid at Stockton Beach


More than five thousand tonnes of sand is being laid at Stockton Beach. Stockton Beach viewed south from Lexies - new sand ...

Waste Not Watt Not


City powers into sustainable new era. From left: State Member for Port Stephens Kate Washington, City of Newcastle Business Development Manager City ...

Algal Concern at Maitland


Blue-green algae levels rising on local still waters.  Pictured ~ typical appearance of algae on water surface. Sampling undertaken ...

Pollution Fine for Coal Mine


Singleton coal mine fined $15,000 for water pollution. The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has fined Bulga Coal Management Pty Ltd $15,000 for an ...

Champions of Local Environment


Environmental champion takes out top Landcare award. Coal Point Landcarer Suzanne Pritchard took with her ‘Soaring with the Eagles’ award A ...

Never Too Late to Install a Rainwater Tank


Calls for rainwater harvesting to be reconsidered in Queensland. The peak industry body for the irrigation sector in Australia says it is time to ...

Kooragang Operator Pollution Fine


Kooragang Island operator fined for pollution offences. The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has fined Kooragang Bulk Facilities Pty Ltd (KBF) $15,000 for an ...

Censorship of Science Rampant


Is there suppression of ecological and conservation science? “Science suppression” is keeping the media, public and even policymakers in the dark on topics ...

Stockton Sand Trucking at Odds with Research


City of Newcastle announced that 5500 tonnes of sand will be trucked onto Stockton Beach before Christmas 2019. Following a successful grant application, ...

Governments Obstruct Renewable Energy ~ Climate Council


A Climate Council report claims the Federal Government is not only failing to lead on the transition to renewable energy, it is obstructing the rollout ...

Solastalgia in the Hunter Valley


By Glenn Albrecht Former UoN Associate Professor of Environmental Studies. This article appeared in 2012. The Hunter Valley environs have severely deteriorated since. The ...

Why is the East Coast Ablaze?


Last week saw an unprecedented outbreak of large, intense fires stretching from the mid-north coast of New South Wales into central Queensland. ...

Singleton Bulky Waste Collection


Bulk waste collection returns to Singleton next week. Singleton Council’s bulk waste 2019 collection campaign for urban areas starts on Monday 11 November ...

Asbestos Disposal Now Cheaper


An increase in safe disposal areas for asbestos and an end to expensive asbestos disposal levies aim to reduce illegal across NSW. Asbestos ...

The Sad Story of Blinky Bill’s Cousins


The Blinky Bill effect: when gum trees are cut down, where do the koalas go? By Kita Ashman PhD candidate in koala conservation, ...

Return Waste Levy to Region


Newcastle City calls for greater access to waste levy funds. City of Newcastle has again called for the State Government’s imposed waste levy ...

City Becomes Aware


Advanced network of sensors spread across the city detects local environmental issues. Lord mayor sceptical upon being told she holds an IoT version ...

Cessnock ~ Living with Flying-foxes


$30,000 in flying-fox subsidies open to residents. To help residents manage issues of nearby flying-foxes, Cessnock City Council has secured two grants totalling $30,000 ...

Hunter Have Your Say on Open-cut Air Pollution


Air quality on the agenda at Muswellbrook drop-in session. Open cut coal mine pollution in the Hunter Valley The Muswellbrook community will ...

Cessnock Mattress Drop-off


The hardest thing to get rid of is a mattress - particularly a king size innerspring that can weight up to 80Kgs. ...

UoN Leads in PFAS Research


More than $1.4million awarded to investigate PFAS remediation. The University of Newcastle has established itself as leader in PFAS remediation research, receiving more ...

Fast-track Dredging for Newcastle Gas Terminal could save Stockton Beach


The NSW Government is being urged to explore the fast-tracking of dredging for the proposed Port of Newcastle liquified natural gas import terminal, with the ...

Bylong: Agriculture Jobs vs Mining Jobs


The commission found the environmental impacts, particularly on groundwater and productive agricultural land, would last ...

Landcare and Lake Celebrate 20th


September is the 20th anniversary of Lake Mac’s Landcare partnership that combines the efforts of over 200 Landcare groups. 2019 Landcare Volunteer Network ...

Lake Residents’ Chemical Clean-out


It is spring-cleaning time again. Residents of Lake Macquarie and the Hunter are encouraged to clear their homes of unwanted chemicals at the next Chemical ...


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