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 ...

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 ...


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