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Gympie Wood Encouragement Policy in action

Date: 06-Jul-20
Author: David Rowlinson
Goomboorian is a rural locality 20km north-east of Gympie on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast. Bordering Goomboorian’s east is the Great Sandy National Park, home to hiking trails and the last known coastal emu. For many residents and motorists alike, the Stephan Road Bridge has been a popular staple with generations of locals using the bridge to communicate to and from Gympie.

Donated timber improves community facilities at Nambucca Heads and Macksville

Date: 06-Jul-20
Author: David Rowlinson
A partnership between Forestry Corporation of NSW, Boral and Nambucca Shire Council will see donated timber enhance community facilities in Nambucca and Macksville. The Community Timber Partnerships program will see around $50,000 of donated timber used to enhance the public spaces for the community’s benefit.

New record set for world's largest ocean clean-up

Date: 01-Jul-20
Author: Laura Chalk
A dedicated clean-up crew from Hawaii has set a new record for the largest ocean clean-up event in history.

Everyday Enviro with Elise - Doing good feels good

Date: 01-Jul-20
Author: Elise Catterall
Whilst living an environmentally friendly life is often associated with sacrifice, turns out being eco-friendly can in fact have a wide range of psychological benefits.

Garlic breath may be key to curbing bovine emissions

Date: 01-Jul-20
Author: Liam Taylor
Newly released study results indicate garlic-based dietary supplements could help manage the significant environmental issue presented by cow gas.

Urban green spaces in high demand during coronavirus lockdown

Date: 01-Jul-20
Author: Liam Taylor
A new survey has found the use of green spaces in Sydney increased dramatically during the coronavirus pandemic as people sought their exercise fix.

Sydney to become home to world's tallest 'hybrid timber' tower

Date: 25-Jun-20
Author: David Rowlinson
Atlassian plans to build the world's tallest hybrid timber tower for its new headquarters next to Central Station, reshaping the skyline at the southern end of Sydney's CBD.

More critically endangered wildlife thought wiped out by bushfires emerge

Date: 24-Jun-20
Author: Laura Chalk
Stories of survival are still cropping up around the country six months on from the summer’s devastating bushfires.

Everyday Enviro with Elise - It's the little things

Date: 24-Jun-20
Author: Elise Catterall
How often do you “over-dispense”? Elise discusses the simple changes we can all make to be a little less wasteful with the products we purchase.

Robotic submarine helping uncover deep sea secrets during pandemic

Date: 24-Jun-20
Author: Liam Taylor
A robotic research ship is helping researchers better understand the deep water Coral Sea reefs off the north east coast of Australia, uncovering unexpected secrets.

Make It Wood photo competition winners announced

Date: 24-Jun-20
Author: David Rowlinson
The finalists and winners of the Make It Wood photo competition were announced on Monday 22nd June. We received over 450 entries, many of which were of a very high calibre, making the judges’ decision a very difficult one. Congratulations to the winners and finalists.

World’s most trafficked animal granted protection

Date: 24-Jun-20
Author: Liam Taylor
China has officially granted the pangolin the protected status possible in a huge win for the species’ conservation.

 

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