A winning formula (3 July 2013)

By Tracy Sorensen When I was a small child, Dad told me about the Bluebird, the fastest car in the world. In 1964, driver Donald Campbell broke the land speed record when his sleek bright blue car zipped across Lake Eyre at 403.10 miles per hour (or 648.73 kilometres per hour). Donald Campbell died in…

A grim milestone (14 May 2013)

Climate change has become one of the dirtiest phrases around which probably explains why reaching the grim climate milestone of 400ppm carbon dioxide has barely rated a mention this week. No-one wants to know bad news! (Although that didn’t save us from this week’s Budget.) So if you’re thinking, ever so reluctantly, the shock jocks…

The carbon price one year on – 10 June 2013

By Tracey Carpenter It’s a ‘hoary old chestnut’ of a claim still bandied about from either ignorance or malice that climate science is ‘unclear’, or ‘bad science’. How much clearer does it get than this? The University of Queensland study which examined over 12,000 peer-reviewed climate science articles published over the last two decades and…

Invest in climate change? A guaranteed return

By Cameron Love Current atmospheric CO2 concentration is almost at 400 parts per million, we’re burning fossil fuels at a rate which is emitting a further 30 gigatons a year and it’s increasing at 3 per cent annually. The Carbon Tracker Initiative reports there’s a further 2,795 gigatons of carbon dioxide emissions in reserves representing…

Turbines Quieter than Opponents

Wind Farms – the low down on noise? Whilst we know that wind energy is a cost effective clean green energy resource all we hear about wind farms lately seems to be about noise and health.  But the health scare that’s being spun in NSW is not supported by those states where windfarms are up…

Planet Reaches Grim Milestone – May 18 2013

Climate change has become one of the dirtiest phrases around which probably explains why reaching the grim climate milestone of 400ppm carbon dioxide has barely rated a mention this week.  No-one wants to know bad news! (Although that didn’t save us from this week’s Budget.) So if you’re thinking, ever so reluctantly, the shock jocks and…

Be inspired at enviro conference

By Bev Smiles* Bathurstians have a valuable opportunity to learn more about key local land, water and environment issues and projects by taking part in a regional environmental conference being held in Bathurst on the weekend of May 4-5. The Nature Conservation Council of NSW (NCC) is holding its annual regional conference in conjunction with…

Local businesses get greener March 26, 2013

Local businesses are following international trends to shift to cleaner technologies and improve efficiencies to reduce their water and electricity usage. The Central West Catchment Management Authority recently ran a program for local businesses which turned up some signigicant savings in energy, water and resource usage and a boost to sustainable business practice in our…