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Australia’s Strategy for Nature 2018-2030; ALEC Submission
The Arid Lands Environment Centre (ALEC) is central Australia’s peak environmental organisation advocating for the protection of nature and ecologically sustainable development in the arid...
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desertSMART EcoFair wins National Science Week Grant
desertSMART EcoFair will once again be shining a spotlight on science and sustainability in Central Australia as part of National Science Week activities in August....
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ALEC’s Key Objectives in 2018
The Arid Lands Environment Centre (ALEC) is central Australia's peak environmental organisation that has been advocating for the protection of nature and ecologically sustainable development...
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#StopAdani Film Screening at the Arid Lands Environment Centre
The Arid Lands Environment Centre (ALEC) will be hosting the premiere screening of “#Stop Adani – A Mighty Force” at 7pm Thursday 22nd February at...
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Fracking the NT will never be supported by Territorians
The Arid Lands Environment Centre welcomes the comprehensive detail in the Northern Territory Fracking Inquiry Draft Final Report released yesterday, but warns that fracking will...
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Toxic legacy for Central Australia? NTEPA recommends approval of Chandler Salt Mine and Hazardous Waste Facility
The Northern Territory Environmental Protection Authority (NTEPA) has recommended to the Environment Minister that the Tellus Chandler Salt Mine and Hazardous Waste Facility be approved,...
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Roadmap to Renewables – A Good Start
The Arid Lands Environment Centre welcomes the release of the Northern Territory Government’s Roadmap to Renewables. The much-anticipated report confirms that the technology both currently...
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Climate Action Alice Springs - Call Out For Expressions of Interest
Are you interested in being part of a climate action group in Alice Springs in 2018? The Northern Territory Government is currently developing a Climate...
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Somewhere Else's Problem - Electronic Waste in Central Australia
Alice Springs community members will have the opportunity to learn about how our electronic waste is managed at a free lunchtime seminar next Tuesday 14th...
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Community seeks answers about hazardous waste at Chandler Mine 3.11.17
Strong community concern was expressed over the proposal to permanently store hazardous waste at the Chandler Salt Mine at a public meeting held last night...
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Chandler Salt Mine – Toxic Waste Legacy?
Public Meeting 5.30pm Thursday 2nd November Andy McNeil Room, Alice Springs Town Council A public meeting has been called to explore community concerns over the...
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Opportunities To Have Your Say
There are a number of consultations out for public comment at the moment. It seems a critical time for planning for our town and the...
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