Science

Environment
Fisheries officers from the NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) are concerned attempts to illegally open a coastal lake at...
News
Two opposite elements were at play in the surrounding region over the weekend, united by wild winds that kept emergency...
Business
The future of dairy is being discussed in perhaps Australia's most famous dairy town. Around 150 farmers and industry experts...
Baby Karn, another chapter in Mogo’s 20 year giraffe breeding story
Community
A baby giraffe is comfortably settling in at Mogo Zoo, a testament to the success of the Zoo's breeding program and commitment to preserving a species that is fast facing the threat of extinction. Baby boy Karn was born late last month to Sharni. Karn is his mum's seventh baby and the latest arrival in Mogo's 20-year history with breeding...
Science supporting dairy farmers, Bega symposium speaks to the future
Business
When Bega Valley dairy farmer Ashleigh Rood answers her phone, it's fitting that she says quickly "can I ring you back? I've got heifers on the road." I'm talking to Ash ahead of the biggest dairy event in New South Wales, the annual Dairy Research Foundation’s Symposium, which will be held this year in Bega for the first time. Ash...
New generation taking their place in Eurobodalla Landcare
Community
Broulee Public School students are among the latest to join in with Landcare activities throughout the Eurobodalla - adding lots of smiles to the mix of sunshine, soil, and seeds that normally makes Landcare tick. Landcare has been reshaping and restoring Australian environments and communities since the late 1980s. Rising from a groundswell of concerned citizens, including scientists, farmers and...
National Geographic recognises three South East photographers
Arts & Culture
It doesn't get much better than National Geographic when it comes to wildlife photography and this year three photographers from South East NSW are nominees in the Nature Photographer of the Year final. Famous for his fine art approach to Australian wildlife photography, Charles Davis whose work features in the BBC's new series 'The Magical Land of OZ ' makes most...
Baby Gorillas on the horizon as breeding program kicks off at Mogo Zoo
Environment
A month after his arrival from the UK, Western Lowland Gorilla - Kisane is settling in at Mogo Zoo with high hopes he and two female gorillas can add to shrinking numbers of their species. The idea of baby gorillas on the South Coast is something for everyone to get excited about and based on the first introduction, the chance...
The ‘Adani’ Finch lives on in the Bega Valley
Environment
A small, rust-coloured bird with a distinctive black throat has come to represent the battle between environmental groups, the concerned public, and a coal mine, proposed by the Indian owned Adani Group, in the Galilee Basin in Central Queensland. "The Black-Throated Finch is famous for all the wrong reasons," says Steve Sass, who runs On The Perch Bird Park in...
Drone trials put fire in the sky during hazard reduction burn window
News
With dry weather persisting in the South East, Forestry Corporation of NSW, National Parks NSW and the Rural Fire Service have been conducting hazard reduction burns across the region as the winter window arrives. Forestry Corporation alone is responsible for preventing and managing fires in two million hectares of state forests across New South Wales. Now a new tool has...
Management Plan for African Lovegrass on Snowy Monaro
Environment
Snowy Monaro Regional Council is holding a series of African Lovegrass Management Plan workshops across the region. Workshops have already been held in Jindabyne, Cooma, Berridale, Bombala, and Nimmitabel, however, you still have time to attend one in Adaminaby, Smiths Rd, Bredbo, and Michelago. African lovegrass (Eragrostis curvula) has become a priority weed and a coordinated plan is needed to manage the...
Marine science role model steps forward to inspire Bega students
Community
Local teens have quizzed one of the world's leading marine scientists in a conversation 'across the ditch' that ranged from women in science to the role Sapphire Coast seaweed is playing in tracking climate change. Year 10 students from Bega High School gathered at the Bega Civic Centre for a collaboration between the Bournda Environmental Education Centre,  Sapphire Coast Regional Science...
“There are so many ways to compost in your backyard” – Kathleen McCann
Community
Just about everything organic is compostable. From food scraps, waste paper products, old clothes (natural fibres of course) even dead animals and manure from all things (even us!). Composting is a fantastic way to return valuable resources back to your garden or paddock. Here are a few of my tried and trusted methods for reclaiming all that waste. Dig it...
Tour Merimbula Sewage Treatment Plant this Saturday
News
See where much of the Bega Valley's poo and wee ends up now and where it will end up in the future - Bega Valley Shire Council is opening the gates of the Merimbula Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) on Saturday (May 25). This is a rare opportunity to take an inside look at one of Council's ten sewage treatment plants...
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...
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...
Top