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Bin outings get creative in wake of coronavirus isolation

Date: 06-Apr-20
Author: Liam Taylor
The weekly journey to the kerbside with your bins – complete with trips, curses and flapping lids – isn’t generally a highlight of one’s week. But, much like the rest of our lives, coronavirus has changed that.

South Atlantic humpback whale populations continue recovery

Date: 01-Apr-20
Author: Macquarie 'Q' Simon
A new study into Western South Atlantic humpback whale populations has revealed the population is well on its way to recovery following efforts to ensure greater protection over recent decades.

Building with timber could store millions of tons of carbon

Date: 31-Mar-20
Author: Macquarie 'Q' Simon
New research into the benefits of timber as a construction material has once again revealed it should be a priority for sustainable development initiatives.

Seedling sales indicate a return to backyard gardening

Date: 31-Mar-20
Author: Liam Taylor
The current global experience of COVID-19 and efforts to soften the impact have seen Australians exhibit some strange behaviours in recent times, but one trend may hold positive implications long after the virus has faded.

Bushfire surviving wildlife released back into wild

Date: 31-Mar-20
Author: Liam Taylor
A group of four koalas and one young joey rescued during the bushfires have been released back into the Blue Mountains following weeks of rehabilitation.

Nature activities for your new work situation

Date: 27-Mar-20
Author: Jennifer McMillan
There are so many ways nature can help us through challenging times. Take a virtual hike with Google Maps, get your hands dirty in the garden or get involved in citizen science from your own backyard.

Electric vehicles can help Australia transition to a low carbon society

Date: 27-Mar-20
Author: Sean O'Malley
Interested in learning more about electric vehicles and their environmental benefits? Here we look at how electrification coupled with increasing the share of renewables in the electricity grid can reduce the carbon footprint of the transport sector.

What are you doing with your old mobile phone?

Date: 27-Mar-20
Author: Rachael Ridley
Mobile phones are invaluable at the moment as our need to connect with work, family, friends and the latest news increases. However, there are millions of phones stashed away in drawers not being used. It’s time to either reuse or recycle these phones so they don’t go to waste.

Planet Ark’s top tips for working from home

Date: 25-Mar-20
Author: Rachael Ridley
If you are one of the Australians who has suddenly found themselves working from home, we know it can be a big adjustment. Here are our tips for a smooth transition that makes the most of your time and minimises your impact on the environment.

Could the underground world of fungi help Australia's ecological recovery?

Date: 24-Mar-20
Author: Jennifer McMillan
There’s an underground world we know little about; the weird and wonderful world of fungi. Ecologists are only beginning to learn how fire affects fungi and how they might help in ecosystem recovery following fires.

Taking time to talk trees and more

Date: 24-Mar-20
Author: Claire Brandenburger
We know that trees provide essential habitat for wildlife and that the beauty of the natural world is underpinned by vegetation. But how many of us stop to consider the vital role that all kinds of plants play in our lives?

Everyday Enviro with Elise - Reducing one's 'monthly' environmental impact

Date: 24-Mar-20
Author: Elise Catterall
While everyone is aware of ongoing toilet paper shortages, other sanitary products are also in short supply for roughly half the population.

 

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