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Capturing Carbon to Tackle Climate Change

Date: 22-Jun-17
Author: Elise Catterall
Greenhouse gases - particularly carbon dioxide - remain in our environment for many years, contributing to the warming of the planet. Now some truly innovative methods are emerging for removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.

Futureproofing the Lockyer Valley with 20'000 trees

Date: 22-Jun-17
Author: Josh Cole
The Lockyer Valley will be better protected from future floods and Queensland's waterways will be kept clean by over 20,000 newly planted trees, thanks to a $2.4m joint public/private venture involving the Queensland Government.

Green Clean for Sydney's Opera House

Date: 22-Jun-17
Author: Laura Chalk
A 50-year love affair between man and building nurtured with bicarb soda, olive oil and devotion.

Dugong Numbers on the Rise Again in the Great Barrier Reef

Date: 22-Jun-17
Author: Helen Nolan
Dugongs - or sea cows - are the only marine mammals that live mostly on plants, grazing on seagrass, which forms meadows in sheltered coastal waters. The world's largest population resides in northern Australia where their numbers are surging according to recently released aerial surveys.

Schools Tree Day Competition

Date: 21-Jun-17
Author: Claire Bell
It's Schools Tree Day competition time. Calling all creative minds! Tell us how nature inspires you? Enter a photo or video to WIN a CANON camera and printer bundle for you centre or school.

Tasmania Leads from the Front

Date: 16-Jun-17
Author: Ian Bridges
Tasmanian Government first to adopt a state-wide Wood Encouragement Policy

Printable Solar Panels a Game Changer

Date: 08-Jun-17
Author: Marty Middlebrook
Researchers at the University of Newcastle have launched Australia's first large-scale demonstration of printed solar panels. Using conventional printing technology, these panels will provide diverse applications from remote locations to disaster zones and will lower the cost of production.

Painting a Brighter Environmental Future

Date: 08-Jun-17
Author: Elise Catterall
The Australian paint industry is leading the way in combating waste, providing the first national program of its kind in the world.

LEGO - Building Environmental Milestones One Block at a Time

Date: 08-Jun-17
Author: Elise Catterall
LEGO reaches sustainability goals three years ahead of schedule, in commitment to minimise environmental impact of well-loved product.

Tasmanian Government first in Australia to Adopt State-Wide Wood Encouragement Policy

Date: 07-Jun-17
Author: David Rowlinson
The Tasmanian Minister for Resources, the Hon Guy Barnett, has announced that Tasmania will be the first in Australia to introduce a state-wide Wood Encouragement Policy (WEP). The WEP aims to ensure that sustainably sourced timber is fully considered as a key design component, where feasible, in the construction and refurbishment of all public building projects.

Answering the Call to Connect With Nature

Date: 06-Jun-17
Author: Claire Bell
The theme of this year's World Environment Day, 'Connecting People to Nature', encourages everyone around the world to step outside and spend some time experiencing the beauty and inestimable value of the Earth we share.

Olympics Architect Brings Wood Back to Tokyo's Concrete Jungle

Date: 02-Jun-17
Author: David Rowlinson
Using Japanese lumber for the centre-piece Olympic venue, architect Kengo Kuma wants to restore woods that Tokyo lost half a century ago in the blitz to build highways, bullet trains and skyscrapers to showcase the recovery from wartime devastation. The design stems from his 'natural architecture' concept of making buildings part of a landscape.

 

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