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 ...

Urgent Sandbagging at Stockton Beachfront


Emergency sandbagging at Barrie Crescent Reserve hopes to forestall erosion with forecast large swells this week. Contractors were on site Saturday morning (7 September ...

Beach Erosion Closes Stockton Childcare Centre


Mission Australia Early Learning Centre at Stockton will permanently close from today due to safety concerns with ongoing sand erosion. Mission Australia management advised ...

This is Not (Just) Art


Sustainable Neighbourhoods is challenging the way we look at waste with the 2019 Waste to Art exhibition. Artists and recyclers ...

Warkworth Mining fined $30,000 for offences at Singleton


The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) and Department of Planning, Industry and Environment (DPIE) have fined Warkworth Mining Ltd a total of $30,000 ...

AGL Macquarie fined for Bayswater Incident


The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) fined AGL Macquarie Pty Limited $15,000 for an alleged breach of its environment protection licence at the ...

EPA Fines Valley Quarry


EPA issues quarry operator fine for failure to monitor noise. The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has fined the operator of East Quarry $11,500 ...

Platypus Decline Underestimated


Declines in platypus have likely been underestimated, new research by UNSW scientists has shown. The iconic species was listed as ‘Near-Threatened’ ...

Relief for native vegetation hangover


The NSW Government has delivered some certainty to farmers facing potential compliance action under outdated native vegetation laws. NSW Farmers Conservation ...

Mount Arthur Coal Mine fined for excessive dust emissions


The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has fined Hunter Valley Energy Coal Pty Ltd $15,000 for allegedly causing excessive dust at Mount Arthur ...

Will Commercial Harvesting Control Carp?


Can Australia successfully manage a pest fish population such as carp, by commercial fishing? And would it have a lasting success? ...

Flying-Fox Funding Secured for Cessnock LGA


Cessnock City Council has secured $95,000 in grant funding through Local Government NSW (LGNSW) to continue the implementation of the East Cessnock Flying-Fox ...

Tuggerah Lakes all clear after PFAS Testing


Residents can continue eating seafood from the Tuggerah Lakes system after testing for PFAS revealed no additional precautions were required when consuming School ...

Clarification Sought on Off-shore Sand Extraction


City of Newcastle will seek clarification of the NSW Government’s position on offshore sand extraction for nourishment and replenishment of Stockton Beach. ...

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 ...


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