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Anti-wind blows against science in health scare

Anti-wind blows against science in health scare Author: Categories: Stories, Environment

Sarah Laurie, CEO of the Waubra Foundation, lodged a 15 page submission objecting to the Cherry Tree wind farm, but has declined to appear before the Victorian Civil Appeals Tribunal (VCAT) as an Expert Witness.

St Francis Xavier Primary School takes out the Vic

St Francis Xavier Primary School takes out the Vic Author: Categories: Stories, Environment, Garden

St Francis Xavier Primary School are the very proud winners of this year's Victorian Schools' Garden Awards.

Ballarat’s own Pop Up Shop

Ballarat’s own Pop Up Shop Author: Melissa WattsCategories: Stories, Community, Environment

Christmas haste leads to Christmas waste - well that's my theory anyway. Every year I grit my teeth and rue the fact that I am complicit in buying objects that no one really likes. Sometimes Christmas just feels like a waste of time, money and resources. There's e-waste when we replace phones, e-re

Ballarat walks in SOLARdarity for big solar

Ballarat walks in SOLARdarity for big solar Author: Categories: Issues, Stories, Environment, Politics

Today 50 people walked from local MP, Catherine King's, office to call on Ms King to get behind Australia's first solar thermal power station. The group has joined a national alliance that is working to see Australia's first coal-fired power station replaced with solar power.

Ballarat planning goes online

Ballarat planning goes online Author: Categories: Community, Environment, Announcements

From this week, all City of Ballarat planning applications that are advertised to residents can be viewed at Council's website Application details including plans and supporting reports can be viewed online throughout the 14 day advertising period.  

Report after report.. turbines are good for you

Report after report.. turbines are good for you Author: Kate TaylorCategories: Issues, Stories, Environment, Politics

Wind Turbines everywhere; the US, Germany and China. Figures from 2010 show that wind power is used to generate 2.5 per cent of the energy used in the world,  by 2013 it will be 3.35 per cent and up to 8 per cent by 2018. Basically, it's the way of the future. So why is it that this very clean

Having your coal and mining it too Author: Kate TaylorCategories: Issues, Stories, Environment

The fact is, mining companies have the legal right to enter properties - anyone's property - for mining purposes.  They can stand on the land someone else owns and purge it of anything worthwhile under its surface. Mantle Mining is currently conducting exploratory drilling with the aim of extra

Alliance calls for ban on new fossil fuel proje

Alliance calls for ban on new fossil fuel proje Author: Categories: Issues, Stories, Environment

As Victoria faces a wave of exploration licences for coal seam gas (CSG), coal, and tight gas, there is growing opposition to this industry. "Community groups have formed across the ‘coal belt' of southern Victoria, from the Otways to Wonthaggi to Toongabbie" said Friends of the Earth campaign

Back-peddling on climate change action

Back-peddling on climate change action Author: Categories: Issues, Stories, Environment

The Victorian Government's back-peddling on climate change action is alarming, says the Alternative Technology Association (ATA). The ATA is concerned about the dumping of the state's target of cutting carbon emissions by 20 per cent over the next decade, particularly as it follows plans to expand

Let's build Big Solar

Let's build Big Solar Author: Categories: Issues, Stories, Community, Environment

Someone said to me the other day, "I think it might be too late to do something about the environment," and for some time after, I felt very deflated, and then I felt like a banana, but that was neither here nor there really. What I did think though, was maybe this is how people are feeling. Maybe p

Gov Dumps solar hot water for surplus? Author: Leon DwyerCategories: Issues, Stories, Environment

Climate change parliamentary secretary Mark Dreyfus yesterday suddenly scrapped the scheme, which provided a $1000 rebate for solar hot water systems and $600 for heat pumps.

 Central Highlands Water Wins Landmark VCAT Case

Central Highlands Water Wins Landmark VCAT Case Author: John BarnesCategories: Issues, Stories, Environment, Health, Politics

Ballarat people and institutions have just played lead roles in protecting Victoria's public health and environment. TBI breaks the news ahead of the pack.

Mantle Mining rig occupied at Bacchus Marsh

Mantle Mining rig occupied at Bacchus Marsh Author: Categories: Stories, Environment

20 people occupied a drilling rig belonging to Mantle Mining over the proposal for an open pit coal mine at Bacchus Marsh and stopped exploratory drilling in Bacchus Marsh today.

Paddock Trees - a 'balanced' appoach

Paddock Trees - a 'balanced' appoach Author: Categories: Issues, Stories, Food, Environment

Andrew Bradey, President of the Environmental Farmers Network, believes that the "balanced approach" proposed by the Victorian Farmers Federation is their code for a return to unregulated tree clearing.

Disability-wise

Disability-wise Author: Robyn PerhamCategories: Issues, Stories, Community, Environment, Health, Transport

There is light at the end of the tunnel - but how long is the tunnel? The Equal Opportunity News informs us that Anne Burgess, who is the Acting Commissioner for Equal Opportunities has said: "On this the International Day of People With a Disability on Dec 2nd, I want to applaud some giant steps,

Daylesford Secondary College's Triple-R Day

Daylesford Secondary College's Triple-R Day Author: Categories: Stories, Community, Environment

Year 9 student, Lydia Edwards, writes about the Triple-R Day held recently at Daylesford Secondary College as part of National Recycling Week. Recently Daylesford Secondary College had a special reduce, reuse and recycle day to celebrate National Recycling Week. The day consisted of activities focu

'Wind Energy, Myths and facts' animated film

'Wind Energy, Myths and facts' animated film Author: Categories: Issues, Stories, Environment, Announcements

'Wind Energy, Myths and facts' is a short animated film which has been created in response to the common myths and confusions that threaten the future development of wind farms.

Carbon tax a tragedy for democracy

Carbon tax a tragedy for democracy Author: Categories: Issues, Stories, Environment, Economy, Announcements

A terrible tragedy played out in the Senate this week when Labor and Bob Brown's minority Greens combined to betray the Australian people and vote in a carbon tax. A tragedy for democracy because there was little debate on a toxic tax Prime Minister Julia Gillard had no mandate to introduce. &nbsp

760 celebrate launch of first community wind farm

760 celebrate launch of first community wind farm Author: Categories: Issues, Community, Environment, Announcements

The Hepburn Community Wind Farm was declared officially open yesterday when 10 year old Neve Bosher of St Augustine's School in Creswick cut a massive ribbon wrapping the girth of a 68m high wind tower, in front of more than 760 people. Miss Bosher beat a field of 147 other school children in the r

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