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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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NT Government needs to shine as Feds dig another climate hole.
The Arid Lands Environment Centre (ALEC) joins many other Australians today in condemning the Turnbull Government’s continued attacks on renewable energy with the scrapping of...
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Coal is Dead – Zombie Perdirka Coal-to-Gas Project raises its head
Last week’s announcement by Ebony Energy who plan to develop a coal to gas project at Andado station, 250 kilometres south east of Alice Springs,...
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ALEC Supports Marriage Equality
In line with the Arid Lands Environment Centre’s (ALEC) vision of ‘healthy futures for arid lands and people’ ALEC supports the rights of all people...
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Solar car visits Alice Springs ahead of World Solar Race
Desert Knowledge Precinct, South Stuart Highway Tuesday 26th September Alice Springs school students and community members will have the opportunity to view a solar electric...
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NT Government transparency on mining environmental bonds welcomed
The Arid Lands Environment Centre (ALEC) welcomes the Northern Territory Government’s adoption of a policy of disclosure for mining security bond amounts. The Government will now disclose the...
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Survey shows support for substantial increase in solar
The RePower Alice Springs Community Solar Survey has received 816 responses, with the vast majority of residents expressing a desire for a significant increase in...
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Poll reveals majority Territorians oppose fracking, meanwhile NT lags on renewables.
A MediaReach poll conducted for the NT News has revealed 51 per cent of Territorians support a ban on fracking. With support for a ban on...
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Energy technologies a focus at desertSMART EcoFair 2017
Renewable energy and waste to energy technologies will be a feature at desertSMART Ecofair 2017, with special guests journalist and science communicator Giles Parkinson from...
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