Posts Tagged ‘environment

Recycling: learn from the experts

Jan 26, 2017 | Discuss

Recycling: learn from the experts

  It will be interesting to see what the Town Council comes up with in the way of an official waste recycling scheme for Alice Springs – especially when the old familiar question comes up: How much will it cost? I discussed the Council proposal with the town’s most dedicated long-term professional recyclers, Liz and Russ Driver, when we dropped a Rocky-load of cans and various other bits and pieces off to them yesterday. The Drivers’ Sargent Street site, which also accommodates Outbac...Read more

All things must pass

Oct 03, 2010 | Discuss

If you have been living in a bubble or you keep putting it off because you are too busy, or you live interstate and have a free week but  think you might go the beach like you do every year, be warned. Your time is running out to see the greatest show on Central Australian earth for many years. With long-range forecasters predicting more rain, continuing at least as long as April, there’s a chance we might have two springs of such vivid colour and astonishing growth in a row, but it’...Read more

The rude and the beautiful

Sep 29, 2010 | Discuss

The rude and the beautiful

The rain has brought many wonders to Central Oz, but not all of them need to be encouraged. Over the next month or two and possibly longer, visitors and residents won’t have to travel far to behold such delightful creatures as this Centralian tree frog above, spotted by Nigel Campbell in the West Macs, or this stunning ‘accidental’ floral arrangement Nigel snapped near Pimba in the north of South Australia a few days ago: At both the corporate and domestic levels, all who live ...Read more

Camels deserve better. So does the world.

Jul 27, 2009 | 11 Comments

By TREVOR SHIELL Culling is a strange description of research. Experience tells me that up to 40% of commonwealth grants of this type are consumed in treasury and administration fees. This will leave an effective $13-14 million, at best which equates to about 280000 animals at $50 per head – and that is lower than some estimates of cost, and a 1982 figure. I would like to see more of this money directed towards a camel specific research facility here to centralise all the individual state ...Read more

Alice, Kon, Angela and Pamela

Apr 05, 2009 | Discuss

Alice, Kon, Angela and Pamela

The announcement early last year by international mining giant Cameco that it was intending to re-explore an abandoned uranium site not far from the township of Alice Springs has provoked an intense reaction from many of the town’s residents. There’s been an almost continuous stream of letters to local newspapers and several public gatherings (most notably by Pram Jam, a group of parents with young babies) , 20 of whom who turned up unannounced at Cameco’s offices on a quiet Friday earlier...Read more