Block mountains

Cork’s polished engineer tackles fatbergs and mountains of wet wipes

On Twitter, Simon Lyons – senior engineer at Cork City Council – is known as @ThePoliteEng, a handle which is the abbreviation of The Polite Engineer. And it sure is, unless you’re a little mountain of wet wipes or a colossal fatberg – those frozen masses of fats, oils, and greases (FOGs) that clog drains […]

Fold mountains

CSIRO warns of more years of ‘mega fire’ | Blue Mountain Gazette

Climate change is fueling the risk of more “mega years of fire” in Australia and the country faces a longer fire season that extends into autumn and winter, according to a new study from CSIRO. Scientists have published a historical analysis of fire activity in 324,000 km2 of forest, mostly along Australia’s heavily populated east […]

Block mountains

Amazon calls police on union inspectors | Blue Mountain Gazette

Police were called in to remove union inspectors from the safety of an Amazon Flex delivery center in northwest Sydney after the company said they “did not meet relevant entry requirements.” The Transport Workers Union said its officials were allowed into the facility to investigate “suspected serious security breaches” on Friday morning, only for management […]

Fold mountains

Ski touring in the Wallowa Mountains of Oregon

Access everything we post when you> “,” name “:” in-content-cta “,” type “:” link “}}”> sign up to Outside +. they still exist, those places outside the fringes of the world. The Wallowa Mountains are one of them. This compact chain is isolated in the sparsely populated northeastern corner of Oregon, sandwiched between the Rockies […]

Block mountains

Activists block access to Woodside plant | Blue Mountain Gazette

Climate activists continue to block access to the Burrup Hub in Woodside, Western Australia in a protest that has frustrated the company and the workers’ union. Two women and a man chained each other to concrete barrels in vehicles blocking the road to facilities such as the Karratha gas plant in Woodside and the Pluto […]

Volcanic mountains

Study: Emergency managers should plan for volcanic eruptions in the southwest

The southwestern United States has thousands of volcanoes that have only been active for a very short time, and a new analysis published in the journal Geosphere urges emergency managers to be aware of the potential for additional volcanic activity. The study’s authors counted 2,229 volcanoes in 37 volcanic fields located in the southwestern United […]

Block mountains

The Greens will test the position of climate work | Blue Mountain Gazette

Greens leader Adam Bandt calls on Labor to prevent ‘climate crimes’ and help stop taxpayer-funded fracking in the Beetaloo Basin. In what the Greens see as Australia’s first post-Glasgow test, the party will present a motion in the Senate on Wednesday to block the $ 50 million Beetaloo cooperative drilling program. Mr Bandt, who said […]

Fold mountains

Breathable Sand Harvesting and IDer Technologies Turn Arid Mountains into High Yielding Rice Fields

Ecological sponge rice fields Image Credit: Provided Strong points The integrated use of breathable sand and IDer honeycomb harvesting, which is championed by Dake Rechsand in the Middle East, has transformed a barren mountain in Fuyang district of eastern Zhejiang province. China, into a lush paddy field that characterizes low input agriculture, emissions reduction, fertilizer […]

Fold mountains

CSIRO fears a new wave of extinctions | Blue Mountain Gazette

Australia is facing a brutal new wave of extinctions, but there is still time to limit the number of native species killed by foreign invaders, CSIRO warned. The national science agency released a report detailing what the country has already lost – and stands to lose in the future – to an army of alien […]

Block mountains

WA mines ‘threat’ to rare marsupial mouse | Blue Mountain Gazette

With a length of 10-16cm, there isn’t much of the rare dune dunnart to see, even with extensive knowledge of the four remote places it inhabit. But now the pint-sized carnivore could disappear entirely from one of these sites, with fears that Western Australia’s proposed uranium mine at Mulga Rock could destroy its home among […]