How Much Plastic do we Eat?


Revealed: plastic ingestion by people could be equating to a credit card a week. People could be ingesting 5 grams of plastic ...

Liddell Coal Fined After Sediment Discharge


Liddell Coal Operations has been fined $15,000 by the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) after allegedly discharging sediment laden water into ...

NSW Recycling Innovation Grants


More than $7 million in grants available to boost NSW recycling, research and innovation. Business, councils and not-for profits can access more ...

Not a Problem. Not Happening.


Half of NSW’s coastal community don’t think sea level rise will directly affect them. A quarter of surveyed accommodation businesses close to ...

Countering Air Pollution with Trees and Tech


City of Newcastle celebrated a city-wide tree planting drive today and the upcoming installation of an environmental sensor network as part of World ...

Burnouts will have a new smell


Green means go for $5m plant recycling plastic for roads. Plastic bags, recycled glass and printer toner will be used ...

Tracking Litter by GPS ~ Community Science Project


GPS-tracked bottles will be released in suburban waterways around Melbourne to reveal precisely how litter travels from streets to beaches. A ...

Lake Compost Giveaway


Kerbside green waste returned to residents as free compost. Lake Macquarie City Council is giving away compost that has been processed from ...

More Safe Havens for Native Plants, Animals, in NSW West


Location matters for species struggling to survive under a changing climate. A Macquarie University study finds wildlife and plant species need more ...

Commercialism Eroding Nature Reserves


Authorities removing legal protection from nature reserves erodes crucial conservation areas. An international study has revealed extensive removal of legal protection for ...

Cessnock Landholders’ Bushland Workshop


Cessnock City Council will hold a free landholder workshop to help residents enhance biodiversity in the Cessnock Local Government Area (LGA). The ...

It’s Like Selfies for Beaches


Revolutionising coastal monitoring, one social media photo at a time. An innovative community beach monitoring program, CoastSnap, is turning average citizens into ...

EPA’s State of the Environment Report


The NSW Environment Protection Authority’s (EPA) State of the Environment 2018 report is now available on an interactive website. Data will ...

Rocky Hill Judgment Stands- Miner won’t Appeal


The judgment (delivered on 8 February by the Chief Judge of the Land and Environment Court, Justice Brian Preston SC) refused approval of ...

Port Community Roll up Sleeves for the Environment


Newcastle businesses cleaned-up more than 1.64 tonnes of litter from around the port on Friday (3 May 2019).  The second ...

Volunteers with Smartphones Help Identify Frogs in Peril


Australian Green Tree Frog Disappears from Backyards as an Army of Volunteers with Smartphones Help Identify Frogs in backyards. The findings ...

Lake Flooding Forum (& free snack :)


Let’s Talk sessions cover flooding, natural disasters in Lake Mac. Expert talks held in Lake Macquarie next month will cover flooding and ...

Form a Consumption Circle


New efforts to reduce and re-use waste to boost a ‘circular’ economy. The size and complexity of the waste challenge facing society ...

Wild Deserts Tames Sturt National Park


Huge feral-free safe haven ready for return of missing desert mammals. One of the largest rabbit-free areas in Australia has been created ...

Novel Remedy for PFAS Contamination


Researchers to remediate PFAS contamination with hemp seed proteins. University of Newcastle researchers might have a solution to per-and poly- fluoroalkyl substances ...

Artistic Recycling (or recycled art :0)


Creating art from waste. Budding artists and recyclers can demonstrate their unique interpretation of resource recovery in the Sustainable Neighbourhoods Waste ...

EPA Fines Forestry Corp


EPA fines Forestry Corp $16,500 for Gibberagee State Forest offence. The NSW Environment Protection ...

New Trash Filter for Winding Creek


A pioneering new ‘trash rack’ in Lake Macquarie is trapping plastic bottles and bags, aluminium cans ...

Recycled Water Price Review


Draft decisions on recycled water prices for public water utilities The Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART) is seeking feedback on its ...

Goonyella a Warning for Longwalls


Peabody releases initial “Learnings” from 2018 North Goonyella incident. Peabody Coal has released initial lessons ...

Mambo Wetlands Funding Boost


Port Stephens Council successfully applied for the grant from the NSW Government’s Environmental Trust to restore ...

Cessnock Council Citizen Conservation Consultation


Landholders invited to free workshop on protecting bushland. Cessnock City Council has a free landholder ...

Cockle Creek Floodplain Study


New guidelines for Upper Cockle Creek floodplain management . Lake Macquarie City Council has prepared a comprehensive draft flood study and risk ...

Mulch Mountain Manna


Lake Macquarie City Council will give away up to 1000 trailer-loads of organic material to improve backyard gardens and other green sites across ...

Climate-ready planning laws for NSW – Rocky Hill and beyond


Environmental Defenders Office NSW today publishes its comprehensive recommendations for climate-ready planning laws for NSW, including a new Climate Change Act, a Minister for Climate ...


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