Politics Science/Environment

Barilaro’s Department tears up logging rules after bushfires and another Koala row starts

Agreements to change logging rules in New South Wales to better protect animals that survived last summer’s bushfires have been torn up by Deputy Premier John Barilaro’s department and government-owned loggers, sparking yet another inter-government stoush over koala habitat. By ABC Science, Technology and Environment reporter Michael Slezak Key points: […]

Local Science/Environment

Scientists find high fertiliser, recycled sewage count in Coffs Coast waterways

Coffs Coast waterways are bearing the brunt of a nitrogen double-whammy from fertilisers and recycled sewage. Remarkably in dry periods, though, the waterways can protect downstream habitats by removing much of the nitrogen naturally, Southern Cross University has found. The Southern Cross researchers performed water quality investigations in 11 coastal […]

Local Science/Environment

Call for urban Koala report

At last weeks CHC Council meeting (Thursday 10-09-2020), Cr. Sally Townley called for Council to prepare a report into options for koala protection measures in our urban areas following recently recorded deaths of several koalas, including breeding females, on local roads. By Dave Woods Recent hotspots for vehicle strikes have […]