Need for weather intelligence highlighted at NSW Minerals Council Environment & Community Conference

NSW Minerals Council Environment & Community Conference

Katestone’s Andrew Wiebe and Andy Vernon shared ideas and experiences with the attendees at the 2013 NSW Minerals Council Environment & Community Conference held in the Hunter Valley in September. Delegates heard about the progress of the Upper Hunter Mining Dialogue towards meeting its Emissions and Health goals.  Weather forecasting is a key initiative of the Dialogue that aims to…

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Cattle Heat Load Forecasting Season Hots Up

screen samples of the Cattle Heat Load Toolbox website

The 2013 Cattle Heat Load forecasting season officially started this week. The Katestone forecasting team have been working hard over the summer to provide new updates to the service and a new look web site with new features soon to be added for Registered Users. [message type=”info”]The Cattle Heat Load Toolbox (CHLT) website has a…

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Katestone talks weather forecasting in the Courier Mail

Christine Killip on site

Our managing director Christine may not have won this year’s Telstra Business Women Awards, but that hasn’t stopped her being in the news. Christine was seen in the Courier Mail in the Business section on Sept 17 discussing the helpful role weather modelling can have for business, in particular for decision making and management strategies. If you…

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Christine Killip selected for the Telstra Business Women’s Awards

Katestone’s Managing Director, Christine Killip, is a Queensland Finalist for the Telstra Business Woman’s Awards. Christine has been recognised in two award categories, the Business owner Award and the Business Innovation Award. Christine said, “I was excited just to be nominated for the awards but now that I have reached the Finalist for two categories…

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Gigajoule saved more than a gigajoule earned

Just days before Prime Minister Rudd called the election, participants at Katestone’s Coal Seam Gas (CSG) industry seminar were thinking through scenarios for handling greenhouse gas emissions from gasfield developments in Queensland. Katestone Senior Consultant Lisa Smith showed how a combination of unknowns, like carbon price, reporting method selection and methane global warming potential might…

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EHP Greentape and CSG: ‘Am I crazy or is it these licence conditions?’

Got approval from EHP for my CSG development, whew! Hang on, what on Earth am I going to do with these oddball conditions? This was the conundrum that Katestone’s Principal Consultant Air Quality, Natalie Shaw, explored with gas industry participants at the firm’s seminar, ‘CSG and the Air Environment – from Approval to Compliance’ held July 31, 2013.…

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Who is Kate Stone?

You may be wondering, “Who is Kate Stone?” Is she a mythical god for all things related to air? Is she a legendary scientist or perhaps a Nobel Prize winner? Or is she the founder of the company? Katestone is simply a name, a nice name that the founders of the company (Dr Peter Best…

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Talking heat stress for cattle and people at climate adaptation conference

Andrew Wiebe presenting on cattle heat load at NCCARF 2013

Katestone’s Andrew Wiebe and Scott Losee shared ideas and experiences with the audience at the National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility (NCCARF) conference in Sydney (June 25-27). Andrew’s presentation, entitled “Improved climate-readiness of intensive livestock management through use of a Heat Load Index as an indicator of heat stress”, investigated the difference between a heat wave…

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New method introduced at national climate adaptation conference

aerial photo of Brisbane flood

Katestone’s Scott Losee and Andrew Wiebe shared ideas and experiences with the audience at the National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility (NCCARF) conference last week in Sydney (June 25-27). Scott’s presentation, entitled “Using climatic variability and regional influences to improve risk assessment – a mine and quarry application,” identified some necessary improvements to climate risk…

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Peer review provides different opinion on method

Katestone’s Simon Welchman responded to media reports about the peer review of our report for ARTC into particulate emissions from coal trains. According to Simon, there is no major error or flaw in Katestone’s report for ARTC into particulate emissions – just a difference of opinion on method. “Dr Luke Knibbs’ ‘ideal statistical model’ for…

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