• 5 Ways To Tell If Your Soil Is Healthy 29/08/2017

    Soil health is an incredibly important measure of sustainability for those whose practices involve soil, and in order to understand the chemical, biological and physical status of our soil, there are several relatively simple ways to assess what exactly is going on down there. Alpha undertakes soil assessment as a fundamental part of its environmental …

  • Groundwater: Myth or Fact?

    Groundwater is an amazing natural resource across the world; many rely on it for survival. In Australia, we’re especially dependent upon groundwater. But what is groundwater? In this article, we’ll be busting some myths that surround this resource. Groundwater Is Not Connected To Rivers And Lakes This is a myth! Groundwater actually is connected to …

  • How to Deal with Asbestos in the Workplace 25/08/2017

    Finding asbestos in your office is a discovery not to be taken lightly. Although no longer used in construction due to its inherent safety risks, asbestos continues to be an issue for public health. Luckily, there are certain steps and measures you can take to avoid unwanted asbestos exposure in the workplace. In this blog, …

  • The 7 Different Types of Pollution Explained

    When we think of pollution, we often think of it as a visible problem. The term usually conjures up images of rubbish dumps and oil slicks. Most forms of pollution are invisible to the human eye and come in a variety of different forms. This week, we thought we’d look at the seven major forms …

  • Key Elements of a Phase III Environmental Site Assessment 17/08/2017

    A little while ago, we gave you a summary of Phase I and Phase II environmental site assessments. Put simply, Phase I Environmental Site Assessments involve in-depth document research and review, as well as a detailed site visit to evaluate the potential for contamination, and what impact said contamination may have on the environment if present. …

  • The Impact of Asbestos on Human Health and the Environment 03/08/2017

    Once an incredibly common construction material used in the Australian commercial and residential building industries for most of the 20th century, asbestos has since revealed itself to be a silent killer which can have a devastating impact on both the environment and human health. This week, we examine just what those impacts are. Health impacts …