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In Memory of Karen Lunney

Karen Lunney

One of Katestone’s founders, Karen Lunney, passed away at the end of last year. She had been battling cancer for over 10 years.   Karen was an amazing woman and if it wasn’t for her and Peter’s vision Katestone wouldn’t be the business it is today. In fact, it wouldn’t exist at all! Karen had…

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WRF – What is it? CASANZ Training Recap

WRF

In February 2019, Katestone’s Senior Consultant, Michael Burchill, attended a four-day training course on the Weather Research and Forecasting Model (WRF). WRF is a prognostic model, which is why Katestone has been using it for years to forecast the weather. Katestone’s interest in WRF, however, is not only for forecasting the weather, but also to…

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Mining Project refused based on climate change – FACT CHECK?

Mine refusal

A recent judgment in the NSW Land and Environment court, regarding the refusal of a coal mine, garnered national and international attention as a landmark ruling in the fight against climate change. But was this really the reason the coal mine was rejected, we were curious and thought you might be too. Let’s take a…

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Our Journey with Power

Power Generation

How do you power your day? You might look at your long-finished cup of coffee or the half eaten toast on your desk – the items that keep your battery going – but what about the power that lights up your home and office, or charges the battery in your car that takes you to…

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What did you have to say about the NPI Review?

NPI Review

In June 2018, the NPI Review Steering Committee released a discussion paper inviting public comment to inform the review of the National Pollutant Inventory (NPI), with submissions closing August 2018. Recently, the NPI published all the public submissions and we were interested in what people had to say, and thought you might be too. Let…

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Katestone’s Ireland Branch shows enormous promise

Ireland Farm

Katestone’s Micheal Fogarty went to the other side of the world to set up our Ireland Branch. In little over a year he has demonstrated that there is enormous potential for innovative firms in Ireland and Europe. In his short time in Ireland, Micheal has investigated the air quality issues that are of immediate concern…

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Katestone Review: ACF and Polluted Postcodes

ACF and Polluted Postcodes

The Australian Conservation Foundation (ACF) released a report in November that examined industrial emissions from the National Pollutant Inventory (NPI) in comparison to weekly household income. The report provides an interesting perspective on air quality in Australia, in simple terms finding that there is a strong correlation between poorer air quality and low household income.…

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Odour Assessment: SPS and your Royal Flush

Odour Assessement for a Royal Flush

You’re a developer with an amazing hand – a perfect location, cutting-edge designs, quality contractors and prospective clients – if it were a game of poker you’d have a Royal Flush. But there’s one catch – your proposed development is located near a sewage pump station (SPS). There’s nothing worse than the smell of sewage…

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Katestone opens European office

Katestone's European Office

Katestone Director, Simon Welchman, is happy to announce the company’s first European Branch has opened in Ireland. Taking advantage of the unique skills we have in air quality, dispersion modelling and meteorological forecasting to move into the European market, we have a unique opportunity to build on our excellent track record in air quality and…

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What does Katestone and a Nintendo Game Boy have in common?

We are both celebrating our 25th anniversary this year. Come with us on a journey back in time to see who else shares 1989 as their founding year.   Nintendo Game Boy The Game Boy was a range of battery-powered handheld game consoles developed by Nintendo in 1989. It is one of the world’s best-selling…

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