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Could the coronavirus pandemic save the koalas?

By MERRILL WITT On Mon 19 March, the Total Environment Centre’s Urban Sustainability Campaigner, Saul Deane, told ABC radio Breakfast hosts Wendy Harmer and Robbie Buck that the growing southwestern Sydney koala population is at risk of being wiped out. Vast swathes of rural land from Campbelltown to Wilton are being rezoned for up to […]

Tree felling falling-out

By ALEC SMART The Greens and several independent councillors on the Inner West Council (IWC) are fuming after a revised plan for tree protection was amended at the last minute and voted into policy. The aggrieved councillors claim they were ‘ambushed’ when it was revealed the amendments, which permit residents to fell trees within three […]

Energy retailers ripping off solar producers

Michael Mobbs looks forward to receiving his electricity bill. And why not? His most recent statement shows Origin Energy owes him $165.19 for three months of power. Mr Mobbs, who owns Sustainable House in Chippendale, is receiving 60 cents per kilowatt hour (cents/kWh) for the solar power he exports into the grid from his network […]