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New podcast episode delves into the psychology behind littering!

Why do people litter? And what can we do about it? These are questions we grapple with daily as we continue to encounter discarded picnics, submerged shopping trolleys and dumped household waste in and around our precious waterways. Lucky for us, environmental phycologist Rob Curnow has also been trying to answer these questions for over …

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Sediment run-off wipes out native fish in Sydney

The new reports about the Climbing Galaxias fish being potentially wiped out from its habitat in Sydney due to sediment runoff from a construction site highlights the importance of stormwater management. Stormwater is essentially rainwater runoff from a human-built environment, which is then channelled through a network of pipes to waterways or water bodies. This …

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Electric Vehicle Policy for City of Wyndham

It’s great to see Wyndham City Council’s draft Electric Vehicle Policy that envisions comprehensive support from a local government level to accelerate the transition to zero emissions transport. It’s very encouraging to see the council’s leadership and initiative to bring all stakeholders in this transition to the future of transportation. The policy expands beyond public …

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Navigating the Storm: Understanding the Impact of Stormwater on River Water Quality

Some years ago a friend and I organised to take our kids snorkelling and then have a sleepover one summer weekend. It had been raining the day before but it was a fine sunny afternoon. The snorkel was enjoyed by all and we had a fun evening before settling everyone to bed. All was well …

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