Monday, April 22, 2024

ENVIRONMENT

ENVIRONMENT

Batmobile to the rescue

I was on my bike, a block and a half into my monthly (March) deliveries of the South Sydney Herald around my home in...

Stingless bees at Mirrung Garden

Mirrung Garden at South Sydney Uniting Church in Waterloo is now home to a hive of native bees. The beehive is located in the...

Heading for the solar maximum

Sunspots are dark patches on the Sun’s surface, locations...

Faith leaders call for no new coal or gas and urgent action on climate

CANBERRA: Senior faith leaders urge the federal Labor government to put an end to all new fossil fuel projects in Australia and to listen to the voices of Pacific Island nations calling for Australia to phase out fossil fuels.

Pasifika leaders call for a just and fair transition to a safer climate future

At a gathering at Sydney Olympic Park on October...

Save the Cudgegong River

Last month, many churches, including South Sydney Uniting Church,...

Rally at Plibersek’s office – voters oppose new coal and gas

New polling shows voters in Tanya Plibersek’s Sydney electorate...

Let’s put Redfern on the birdwatching map!

Our feathered friends in Redfern need your help this...

More voices join Beetaloo Basin NT anti-fracking plea

Jingili singer-songwriter Stuart Nuggett and Mudburra traditional owner Ray...

Bad space weather may make life impossible near Proxima Centauri

If you look up in the sky (even in...

The ‘Festival of Repair’ proposes a different approach to sustainability

Environmental charity Bower has launched a repair festival, sponsored...

Securing forest protection is real climate action

It does not make sense that the bulldozers are...

People of faith challenge big banks on climate fail

People of faith were part of “human chain” protests...

People of faith call on NAB to move beyond coal

Over ten days in late March and early April,...

‘The Giants’ highlights Bob Brown’s lifelong battle to protect trees

On April 17, Dendy Newtown hosted a preview screening...

Defenders of the forests

Up and down the east coast of NSW people...

How ethical is your Easter chocolate?

Did you know Australians consume a whopping 32 kilograms...

Faiths urged to repent, divest from fossil fuels

A prayer service held on March 9 was part...

What’s the hummingbird got to do with the world’s water crisis?

Did you know that a group of hummingbirds can...

SOS from the seaweed farming families of Beniamina

In August 2022, I was the first foreigner to...

Ann’s avid about the Aussie Bird Count

Ann Willy was one of over 77,000 people across Australia collected data for The Aussie Bird Count 2022 that will help Birdlife Australia’s researchers better understand the birds we live with and how their populations are changing over time. She’d love others join her in 2023.

Eden Community Garden – get involved!

WATERLOO: The Eden Community Garden workers continue to make...

Sydney tackles urban heat island effect with ‘urban forest’ growth

Sydney has unveiled a comprehensive plan to enhance canopy...

Young Aussie poets call for meaningful climate action

From the curve of an ancient gum leaf, to...

Visualising our contribution to the warming climate

What if we could visualise our contribution to the...

Forest Advocacy Ministry calls for an end to industrial native forest logging in NSW

A Uniting Church project that aims to stand in...

What are you … a drongo?

A laughing kookaburra watches for prey in Redfern Park...

A love of birds commemorated

Today’s Bird of the Day, the black swan, is...

‘The most wonderful song’

Today’s Bird of the Day, the grey butcherbird, was...

Elegant, prehistoric time-travellers

Today’s Bird of the Day, the Australian white ibis,...

From canopies to burrows

Today’s Bird of the Day, the spotted pardalote, was...

Quintessential, old-school Australian

Today’s Bird of the Day was nominated by founder...

‘The epitome of nature’

Today’s Bird of the Day, the noisy miner, was...

Science legend loves to crow about a crow

Today’s Bird of the Day, the Australian raven (Corvus...

A crazy electronic disco

Today’s Bird of the Day, the spangled drongo, was...

The sound of Australia

Today’s Bird of the Day was nominated by wildlife...

A loveable, loudmouth larrikin

Today’s Bird of the Day, the sulphur-crested cockatoo, was...

It’s like a soap opera in your garden

Today’s Bird of the Day, the superb fairy-wren, was...

Get to know your feathered neighbours

National Bird Week, Monday October 17 to Sunday October...

City’s fossil fuel ad ban to be applauded

If you weren’t already aware, we are in a...

City pursues ban on fossil fuel advertising

The City of Sydney has become the first jurisdiction...

Will you run to protect the reef?

On October 16, Australia and New Zealand will welcome...

Citizen scientists protect biodiversity in NSW

“Citizen scientists” are saving forests through their interventions by identifying illegal logging and preventing the clearing of remnant native vegetation – directly influencing the future of our native animals like the tiger quoll and koala.

The climate election

Congratulations to our 31st Prime Minister, Anthony Albanese, and to Tanya Plibersek, who has retained the seat of Sydney with a preference count of 66.8 per cent, ahead of Greens candidate Chetan Sahai with 33.2 per cent. Plibersek takes up a crucial portfolio as Minister for the Environment and Water.

‘I vote for the trees’ – join creatives in call for environmental justice this election

This election, high-end fashion designers, leading artists, environmental activist...

Climate action now!

“As I’m up here today I am terrified of what is happening to our climate and the fact that our government is doing nothing about it,” 13-year-old James McEwen said. He spoke at the School Strike 4 Climate rally on March 25, and encouraged others to join the fight.

Climate change is not gender neutral

Current events such as conflict, Covid-19 and intensifying climate...

Dive deep with the Sea Museum’s holiday program

The whole family can dive deep into discovery in...

Powerhouse propels 100 Climate Conversations

The Powerhouse Museum launched 100 Climate Conversations in March to connect audiences with the action and innovation happening in Australia to address the climate crisis.

Fewer photo opps, a lot more climate action, please

A Lismore mother and evacuee who lost her home...

Sounding a warning for our birds

Songs of Disappearance features birdsongs of 53 of the rarest species in Australia on the brink of extinction.

Grab your solar-powered beer at Young Henrys

Young Henrys brewery in Newtown installed its second solar system in early February thanks to the generosity of its community and the clean energy movement Pingala.