News

8
Sep
2015

How Much Does Poor (or no) Mine Rehabilitation Cost?

The Ellendale Diamond Mine example highlights the importance of doing progressive rehabilitation on mine sites.… more

24
Aug
2015

Mine Rehabilitation and Closure - can we learn anything from a 4,000 year old Bronze Age mine?

Katina De Sousa recently took the opportunity to consider whether we have anything to learn from historic mines while visiting three...… more

19
Aug
2015

Monitoring drought stress in native vegetation

Understanding and monitoring water stress is an important consideration in managing native vegetation in dry climates. … more

18
Aug
2015

Astron are guests at the UWA Science Union career panel

Astron's Senior Environmental Scientist Tonja Boyd was recently a guest at the UWA Science Union's career panel. … more

12
Aug
2015

Biodiverse Agroforestry Systems - featuring Dr Aaron Gove

The Wheatbelt NRM has just released a video which promotes agroforestry systems as a way to both conserve biodiversity in the region and...… more

29
Jul
2015

Topsoil Seed Bank - worth it's weight in gold? Part 2

Topsoil is a very valuable resource in rehabilitation as it contains the seeds of plant species indigenous to the local environment (as...… more

17
Jul
2015

Topsoil Seed Bank - worth it's weight in gold? Part 1

Astron's Rehabilitation Principal Scientist, Katina De Sousa, discusses loss of seed from the topsoil seed bank in the rehabilitation...… more

15
Jul
2015

New chairman for EPA

Dr Tom Hatton has been appointed the new chairman of the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA).… more

7
Jul
2015

News from the Revegetation Industry Association of WA

The Revegetation Industry of WA (RIAWA) have released their latest newsletter.… more

1
Jul
2015

Environmental Monitoring Reaching New Heights

Astron is excited to announce that we have recently signed a contract for a BRAMOR rTK Unmanned Aerial System (UAS).… more

1
Jul
2015

Mine Rehabilitation and Closure Part 4 - How do I get plants to grow on this thing?

In the final article of this series on the importance of getting the basics of rehabilitation right, Astron's Rehabilitation Principal...… more

22
Jun
2015

Astron partners with satellite imagery specialist Geoimage

Astron Environmental Services Pty Ltd (Astron) and Geoimage Pty Ltd have announced today that they have entered into an arrangement to...… more

12
Jun
2015

Mine Rehabilitation and Closure Part 3 - It's just like icing a cake... (a very big cake)

In the third article of this series on the rehabilitation process, steps four to seven of the ten step rehabilitation process are...… more

8
Jun
2015

Astron cleans local park in celebration of World Environment Day

Astron Environmental Services organised a clean-up event on the 5th June in celebration of World Environment Day.… more

3
Jun
2015

Mine Rehabilitation and Closure Part 2 - Where has all the topsoil gone?

Read Part 2 of the Mine Rehabilitation & Closure series… more

28
May
2015

Astron hosts Australia's Biggest Morning Tea

Astron participated in Australia's Biggest Morning Tea on May 28th to help in the fight against cancer by raising vital funds for cancer...… more

21
May
2015

Mine Rehabilitation and Closure - are you getting the basics right?

In this four part series, Katina De Sousa, Astron's Rehabilitation Principal Scientist discusses the importance of getting the basics of...… more

19
May
2015

What is the best technique for parkinsonia control?

Parkinsonia is regarded as one of the worst weeds in Australia because of its invasiveness, potential for spread, and economic and...… more

13
May
2015

Are you an Ant or a Grasshopper?

Planning seed collection for future rehabilitation - native seed is a valuable resource that is expensive to collect, so it needs to be...… more

7
May
2015

Astron receives Remote Pilot Certificate

Our Geospatial Manager Sam Atkinson recently completed a Remotely Piloted Aircraft System Training Program and will be issued with a...… more

4
May
2015

Drones deliver for environmental monitoring

Astron Environmental Services Pty Ltd (Astron) and Arvista Pty Ltd announced today that they have entered into a partnership agreement to...… more

30
Apr
2015

Astron receives grant for environmental innovation

Astron has been awarded a $20,000 grant through the Department of Commerce, Innovation Vouchers Program (IVP) to assist with the...… more

15
Apr
2015

Satellite study finds global forest loss reversing

Analysis of 20 years of satellite data has revealed the total amount of vegetation globally has increased by almost the equivalent of 4...… more

9
Apr
2015

Prime time for control of buffel grass in the Pilbara

Buffel grass (Cenchrus ciliaris) has become a widespread weed in most vegetation types from Geraldton to the Pilbara and the adjacent...… more

8
Apr
2015

Ten-year plan to combat Australia's extinction crisis launched

An ambitious 10-year plan to slow the nation's extinction crisis will be launched today at a conservation reserve south of Canberra.… more

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