Miscellany

Could pumping pure oxygen into the Darling River help reduce future fish kills?

Could pumping pure oxygen into the Darling River help reduce future fish kills?

From ABC News (20/2/24)…   Could pumping pure oxygen into the Darling River help reduce future fish kills? A trial to inject oxygen into the Darling River in a bid to improve conditions for marine life has begun in outback New South Wales. Last March,…

Clean Up Australia Day – Sunday, March 3

Clean Up Australia Day – Sunday, March 3

Clean Up Australia Day – Sunday, March 3 The big Clean Up Day is almost here! Please put the date in your diary and check out the Mornington Locations below. It helps if you register online beforehand, but it’s okay to just turn up. Clean…

It’s not poor cities that are generating more waste, it’s rich ones

From Cosmos (5/2/24) It’s not poor cities that are generating more waste, it’s rich ones It’s the stereotype we’re all aware of – rich cities with sparkling streets and sidewalks, and poorer cities with rubbish piling up and dirty, congested roads. But how true is…

Nature of Change in Port Phillip Bay: a community webinar

Nature of Change in Port Phillip Bay: a community webinar

From Victorian National Parks Association (31/1/24), an invitation to a community webinar… Nature of Change in Port Phillip Bay: a community webinar We’re excited to invite you to Climate change and our coastline – the third instalment of our Nature of Change webinar series! Join us…

Concentrated solar thermal and the power of ceramics

Concentrated solar thermal and the power of ceramics

From Cosmos (15/12/23)…   Concentrated solar thermal and the power of ceramics There’s a rush on to capture the sun with mirrors. Fields, deserts, and areas the size of capital cities, are being covered in big shiny heliostats, and sunlight focussed on troughs, tubes and…

More on Submission about the Great Wall of Frankston

More on Submission about the Great Wall of Frankston

From the President of MEA (14.12.23) … Some background on the Submission to Frankston Council re the Great Wall of Frankston In case you aren’t familiar with what has been happening, here is a little background information: Sonja Kilkenny,  the Planning Minister,  had imposed an interrim…

What are gene drives, and how can they help eradicate invasive species in Australia?

What are gene drives, and how can they help eradicate invasive species in Australia?

From ABC News (28/11/23)…   What are gene drives, and how can they help eradicate invasive species in Australia? A few years ago, as dusk descended in Victoria’s Great Otway National Park, I left my campsite, torch at the ready. I was on the lookout…

Urgent !  Nature of Change in Port Phillip Bay: a community webinar

Urgent ! Nature of Change in Port Phillip Bay: a community webinar

From the The Victorian National Parks Association… Nature of Change in Port Phillip Bay: a community webinar, 6-7pm, Wednesday 22 November Did you hear about the next Nature of Change webinar? Along with Mark Rodrigue from Parks Victoria, we’ll hear from two Environmental Protection Authority…

Are compostable coffee cups actually any better for the environment?

Are compostable coffee cups actually any better for the environment?

From ABC News (10/11/23), an update on compostable packaging, FOGOs, and how complicated it all is…   Are compostable coffee cups actually any better for the environment? Sold and marketed as environmentally friendly, compostable food packaging has been exploding in popularity in Australia. The plant-based…

Australia’s fashion waste is a growing problem, but these scientists say they have an answer

Australia’s fashion waste is a growing problem, but these scientists say they have an answer

From ABC News (3/11/23)…   Australia’s fashion waste is a growing problem, but these scientists say they have an answer It looks and feels like children’s playdough, but this colourful clay being made in a lab at Deakin University in Geelong, is actually old clothing. For…