One tenth of all Canberra homes have roof-top solar panels. It was hard, however, for people renting or living in apartments to reap the benefits of the solar revolution. Now, with the ACT government leading the way, everyone has the opportunity to pool their resources and fund large-scale solar projects. On
Walter Jehne, a retired soil microbiologist and now with Healthy Soils Australia, will look at the history of farming in the Monaro region since it was first sketched and surveyed by Stewart Ryrie in the 1840s. Climate Action Monaro has invited his involvement. Jehne noted:"Back then, it was much more vegetated
Energy and innovation With severe bleaching of the Great Barrier Reef, global carbon dioxide levels passing the symbolic milestone of 400ppm, and wildfires raging across southwest United States, it is easy to lapse into despair about climate change. So a recent spate of good news stories came as a welcome antidote.
Tree-planting efforts, to lower greenhouse gas emissions, wiped out In 2013, under the Campbell Newman government, Queensland relaxed its land clearing laws. Over the next year, 300,000 hectares of native woodlands were cleared in the state, releasing 36 million tonnes of carbon into the atmosphere, more than six per cent of
Environmental groups say koala populations collapsed in Queensland by 50% during the three years of land clearing encouraged by the Newman government. Placating the National Party and NSW Farmers: Land clearing looms for NSW after disastrous run in Queensland In 2013, under the Campbell Newman government, Queensland relaxed its land clearing laws.
The District Bulletin sent these questions to the three main party contenders in the upcoming federal election. (The District Bulletin puts these issues amongst the top on our agenda, not least because much of the big media still treats climate change existence and response like a periodic novelty item – rather
How to achieve the various nations’ stated emission reduction targets? December: Turnbull government promised to double Australia’s investment in renewable energy research and development We feared the Paris climate talks, COP21 (COP is Conference of the Parties), would be a repeat of the Copenhagen debacle six years earlier (COP15). Thanks to superb