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  • The Benefits of Renewable Energy  03/10/2017

    Renewable energy, including wind, solar, geothermal, hydroelectric and biomass, has considerable benefits for our climate, health and economy. Each form of renewable energy has different advantages and costs. In this week’s blog, we look at the overall benefits of renewable energy. Global warming emissions are little to none  Global warming emissions are a significant problem in the …

  • Could Soil Impact The Climate? 19/09/2017

    Climate change is on everyone’s mind these days, and whether or not you agree with this particular scientific theory, it never hurts to do your best to improve the world around you where you can. When it comes to farming and agricultural industries, there appears to be a shift in practices to meet this issue. …

  • Understanding Mould Tests 05/09/2017

    Mould is a type of fungi, and can be found both indoors and outdoors around the home. More than a simple annoyance, mould can have detrimental effects on human health. That’s why it’s so important to identify mould around your home and remove it as soon as it appears. However, it’s not always visible to …

  • 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 …

  • All About Household Mould 13/07/2017

    Mould is classified as fungi and grows naturally in many different places, however when mould is left to accumulate indoors, often because of poor ventilation, it can cause significant risks to human health. In this blog we look at some of the key health risks of mould, how to prevent it from growing throughout your …

  • 10 Ways to Make your Workplace More Environmentally Friendly 06/07/2017

    Making an established workplace more environmentally conscious and sustainable can be a daunting prospect for many business owners but making your office greener involves a series of small, simple, and relatively inexpensive steps that can be implemented relatively quickly. This week, we look at ten such steps that businesses can use to begin their journey …

  • 10 Interesting Facts About Soil 23/06/2017

    Alpha’s soil assessment service is one of the core elements of our environmental consultancy. However, soil and the important role it plays in environmental and human health is often overlooked so this week we thought we highlight the importance of maintaining soil quality with these ten facts. Soil is a finite resource Current farming practices …

  • What is the EPA? 19/06/2017

    Without the EPA, Alpha Environmental wouldn’t exist. The chief governing body for environmental compliance in Victoria, the EPA exists to ensure commercial organisations do right by the environment and Alpha Environmental exists to help businesses achieve that. This week, we thought we’d explain in a little more detail what exactly the EPA is, and why …

  • 4 Ways to Participate in World Environment Day 05/06/2017

    Today (June 5th) is World Environment Day, an initiative begun by the United Nations in 1974 to raise worldwide awareness about pressing environmental issues and encourage action. Since it’s inception, WED has played important role raising awareness about a range of environmental issues which are known common knowledge including marine pollution, global warming, and wildlife …

  • Key Causes and Effects of Soil Pollution 25/05/2017

    Soil pollution can have devastating effects on the environment, negatively impacting human, animal and plant health. In this blog, we look at some of the most common contributors to soil contamination, along with its harmful effects. Main causes of soil pollution Industrial activity Industrial activity has huge environmental impacts, one of which being soil contamination. …