Corroboree frogs on the comeback trail

SIMON Corbell says recent surveys showing some corroboree frogs released in 2011 have survived and have begun their breeding calls is heartening. “These results...

Youth Climate Coalition targets Canberra’s banks with graffiti

CIVIC's pavements were unusually colourful this morning after Canberra's Youth Climate Coalition set about with chalk and stencils to draw a line between climate...

Recycling bin dumpers will need to worry about more CCTV now

SHANE Rattenbury says the ACT Government is stepping up monitoring at recycling drop-off centres around the ACT in a bid to reduce costly illegal...

Distant wind farms to power a third of Canberra

SIMON Corbell says the ACT’s first wind energy reverse auction has resulted in a $50million direct investment into the local economy and broader economic...

Greens call for long term rooftop solar feed-in pricing

SHANE Rattenbury has renewed calls for a guaranteed, fair price for rooftop solar in the ACT in the wake of the collapse of another...

ACT Government arming a robot with poison

Ranger in Charge, Murrumbidgee, National Parks and Catchments, Shelly Swain, says a remote controlled helicopter drone will be used in the fight blackberry in...
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A tap installed at Floriade merits a joint media release

SHANE Rattenbury and Katy Gallagher have, with a week and a half left to run at the event, announced the installation of a glorified...

Zed wants to know where your $140 is

LIBERAL Senator for the ACT Zed Seselja is asking when the ACT Government will pass on carbon tax repeal savings to Canberra's rate-payers. "Following...

Conservation Council savages the Labor/Green ACT Government

THE ACT's Conservation Council says legislation passed today by the ALP-Green ACT Government will lead to a net-loss of biodiversity. "The biodiversity offsets legislation passed...

Our Simon an influential leader of Global Green Growth

SIMON Corbell has let us know that he has been invited by the Danish Prime Minister, Ms Helle Thorning-Schmidt, to attend the Global Green...

Zed’s dream of Greater Tuggeranong marches on

LIBERAL Senator Zed Seselja has let it be known that his plan of concreting down to and over the Murrumbidgee has been referred to...

Volunteers feel duped by land ‘greed’

LANDCARE volunteers from the Watson Community Association have worked hard to restore the natural balance in Justice Robert Hope Park since it was set...

Plugging into a green future

  ENERGY provider ActewAGL has signed an agreement to supply Better Place’s electric-car charging network in Canberra. The $60 million, 10-year deal is the largest renewable...

Veggies keep kids in the zone

KIDS are more likely to eat vegetables if they’re involved in planting, growing, harvesting and cooking them, says Molly Henson. The environmental science teacher at...

Katy, may rubbish be thy name!

THE day Katy Gallagher became Chief Minister my stove top exploded. Now, I’m not suggesting one caused the other, but there’s definitely a connection. At...

Canberra’s waste dilemma

Following the failure of “Zero Waste 2010”, the Legislative Assembly now sits on a philosophical garbage dilemma with paths leading in two directions: One towards the use of waste for energy and the other towards compost.

Greg Mews: peak oil and happiness

Urban planner Greg Mews writes:

Remember back in the days when children used to play in the streets? These streets were perceived as safe.

Queanbeyan: After the floods

Queanbeyan Mayor Tim Overall writes:

Queanbeyan’s floods in December were damaging, but when you compare that to the complete devastation and loss of life seen in Queensland you can say that our city was somewhat fortunate.

Nation’s capital city or a big suburb?

Urban Planner Greg Mews writes:

Last weekend I returned from my holiday break and caught myself staring at a lonely but nicely spray painted graffiti on the walkway that left me thinking all the way home. How would I define the place I live in to my friends from overseas?

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