Woolworths Dump Plastic Bags as Ban Begins

Retail giant Woolworths will stop making single-use plastic bags available with the bags banned from its supermarkets from today. Woolworths customers will be required to bring re-usable bags or buy them at the supermarket’s stores and affiliated businesses BWS and Woolworths service stations. “It’s great that the major supermarkets like Woolworths are support and moving…

UPDATE: Protests against Outer Harbour off Kwinana

Over 50 protesters gathered outside Cockburn City Council last night, demonstrating against the development of an outer harbour off Kwinana. Protest spokesperson, Tim Barlow, commented today on the result of the meeting. He said the result was surprising. “It was more than expected,” Mr Barlow said. A lot of protestors left the meeting thinking their…

New Rescue Tool To Save Whale Disentanglements

WA Government scientists have teamed up with marine wildlife specialists to produce an advanced whale rescue tool that monitors the real-time location of entangled whales. This innovation makes way for the Parks and Wildlife Service at the Department of Biodiversity, Conservations and Attractions to observe the whale from a distance prior to seeking to free…

Shark Fishing is prohibited in City of Cockburn

The City of Cockburn is re-enforcing their existing local law, whereby shark fishing is prohibited, including the use or setting of buoyed lines using blood or any other lure for the purpose of attracting sharks. Environment Manager at the City of Cockburn, Chris Beaton, explained multiple problems of bring large sharks into shore. 0:35” There’s…

Yalgorup National Park Expands To Protect Environment

New land will be added to Yalgorup National Park in a bid to protect the park’s natural environment. 1,001 hectares of Class A conservation reserve will be included in the world-renowned park, as part of the WA Government’s plan to safeguard threatened species and ecological communities. “The inclusion of this conservation significant land will provide…

Environmental Education for Kids Key in Kings Park Naturescape Re-Opening

Young people will get the opportunity to revisit nature at Kings Park and Botanic Garden, afterthe Rio Tinto Naturescape was reopened following a 12-month renovation. The upgrade of Stage 2 of the facility will give children the chance to explore the environment in the heart of Perth. “This Stage 2 upgrade is a fantastic addition…

New Strategy to Reduce 75 Per Cent of Waste by 2030

A government commissioned consultation paper into opportunities to improve WA’s waste and recycling performance, prepared by the Waste Authority, was launched at Perth’s Foodbank today. Western Australia is currently lagging behind the other states in the country, which is why Environment Minister Stephen Dawson used this opportunity to call on the community to reduce their…

Fight to End Yeelirrie Uranium Mining Project

The Conservation Council of Western Australia and members of the Tjiwarl Native Title group are taking legal action against environmental approval for the Yeelirrie uranium mining proposal. This was one of the last decisions the Barnett government made, with Environmental Minister Albert Jacobs approving the mine, despite the Environmental Protection Agency warning unique subterranean fauna may…

WA Ranked Lowest in the Country for Renewable Energy Investments

Western Australia has been ranked last on the list of states pulling their weight to reach the Renewable Energy Target, according to the Clean Energy Council report which was released today. WA has just one renewable energy project being built this year, which will only create 100 jobs and means our state’s renewable energy mix…

Lights Off to Save Earth

Lights Off to Save Earth Calgarians and cities worldwide cooperated and carried out a massive environmental plan by switching off lights for an hour last Saturday. The 7th worldwide Earth Hour was held around the globe from 8:30 to 9:30pm in respective time zones. Main buildings, public institutions turned off all unecessary lights to join…