Environment

CatBibs take natives off moggy’s menu in the Eurobodalla
Environment
Cat owners in the Eurobodalla are being encouraged to use a 'CatBib' as part of the region's push to protect native wildlife. Council says CatBibs are scientifically proven to stop more than 80 percent of cats from catching birds and have been found to cut the hunting of small-animals by almost half. Local wildlife carer Sandy Collins says the CatBib...
Mike Kelly & Fiona Phillips – “being in opposition won’t stop our agenda.”
News
Six years of local campaigning has paid off for Fiona Phillips with one of Australia's most marginal seats turning red with a 2.5% swing to Labor at Saturday's rollercoaster federal election. "We had a sitting member that was retiring and candidates for the Coalition that had been brought in for the election, and I think people saw through that," Ms...
Climate change worry not going away any time soon
Community
The incoming president of Goulburn’s climate change action group is not interested in talking to climate change deniers; instead, expansion will come from connecting with like-minded people and organizations locally and regionally. “It’s about connecting the dots and combining with these like-minded people and groups so we aren’t insular and that people know we exist,” The Goulburn Group (TGG) President...
SMART drumline trial snags 16 sharks at Tathra, Merimbula, Pambula. Uni researchers to visit and gauage community views
News
The NSW Government says its SMART drumlines trial in the waters off Tathra, Merimbula, Pambula and other parts of the NSW coastline has proved to be a success but further analysis is needed before any decision on the future of the program is taken. Minister for Agriculture Adam Marshall says the SMART (Shark-Management Alert-in-Real-Time) drumline trials have helped reduce the...
Winter wildlife warning and advice for Snowy Monaro drivers
News
Drivers are being urged to slow down to avoid collisions with wildlife as daylight hours shrink and winter approaches. LAOKO (Looking After Our Kosciuszko Orphans – Snowy Mountains Rescue) president Brendan Diacono, says winter is the busiest time for the wildlife rescue group. Mr Diacono says shorter days and increased winter visitors causes havoc on Snowy Monaro roads. "As soon...
The plight of at risk islanders raised at Gilmore candidates forum
News
The human face of the climate emergency many feel as election day approaches was a feature of the Gilmore Meet the Candidates Forum held in Batemans Bay this week. Organised by four local environment groups under the banner of Climate Action Gilmore, six of the seven Gilmore candidates were invited. Independent Grant Schultz was an apology due to a previous commitment, Liberal Warren Mundine...
Two birds, a small frog and two rare orchids listed as critically endangered in ACT
News
A small yellow-and-black-striped frog, two birds known for their beautiful colouring and two species of rare orchids only found in the ACT have been listed as ‘critically endangered’ on the ACT Threatened Native Species List. Northern Corroboree Frogs, Swift Parrots, Regent Honeyeaters, Canberra Spider Orchids and Brindabella Midge Orchids have all had their status upgraded on the ACT list to...
Marine Science Forum promises an ocean of images – May 25, Merimbula
Environment
Head to Merimbula on May 25 and immerse yourself in a sea of images, films, and information about our beautiful sapphire oceans, at the 10th Annual Marine Science Forum. Presented by Eden's Sapphire Coast Marine Discovery Centre, this year the Forum showcases a 'school' of marine and ocean photographers, filmmakers as well as the technologies that help them capture their...
Eurobodalla flying-foxes head north for winter
News
Flying-fox numbers in the Eurobodalla and falling as the region turns towards the shorter days and colder temperatures of winter. Eurobodalla Shire Council’s regular monitoring of the five local Grey-headed Flying-fox camps shows declining numbers typical for this time of year. Council’s Manager of Environmental Services Deb Lenson says flying-foxes are migrating north in search of food and warmer conditions....
‘Hands Across the Sands’ of South Broulee in last week of climate election
Environment
It was a determined crowd that converged on a wind-blown South Broulee Beach on Saturday morning to demand action on climate change. The event was organised by Tomakin resident Chantal Bradshaw, as part of a global event, ‘Hands Across the Sand.’ The global event is due on May 18, but due to the Australian election date was held a week...
Women In Science Forum connects Sapphire Coast and New Zealand
Environment
As you are reading this, a damp and salty sample of Durvillea Potatorum collected off the coast near Tathra, is making its way through New Zealand customs on its way to the lab of  Dr Ceridwin Fraser . Dr Fraser, an associate professor at the Department of Marine Science at the University of Otago, New Zealand, will analyze the...
Rock on – Clyde River Oyster Shed spans four generations
Food & Wine
Winter is oyster time and growers in the South East are busy. If you missed the Narooma Oyster Festival, there's still plenty of the delicious salt-water bivalve molluscs on offer along the Far South Coast. The Festival, held last weekend, was not only a peak marketing event for the expanding industry, but also a good opportunity for growers from different estuaries...
Chook Chat with Cheryl Nelson – the joys of deep litter in your hen house
Community
Deep litter in a chicken coop develops its own biome (bacterial culture), which acts to reduce insect pests, diseases like coccidiosis and unwanted moulds. The biome helps to decompose manure which reduces the amount of maintenance. Here are the steps to clean the coop and make a healthy, natural deep litter on the floor... Step One Make a sweet smelling,...
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