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Solar farms may provide solution for another environmental issue

Date: 24-Jan-19
Author: Liam Taylor
We all know that transitioning towards solar and other renewable energy sources is good for the planet but establishing solar farms may also be a method of arresting global bee decline.

Bringing back the rain with trees in Cambodia

Date: 24-Jan-19
Author: Liam Taylor
A community reforestation and environmental regeneration project in Cambodia's mountainous Kulen national park has seen rainfall return to the area after several years of dry conditions.

Tzannes adds to series of engineered timber buildings with design for UNSW

Date: 21-Jan-19
Author: David Rowlinson
Tzannes and Lendlease have designed a multi-purpose building constructed from cross laminated timber (CLT) for the UNSW's main campus in the Sydney suburb of Kensington.

The tiny archipelago blazing a trail towards sustainability

Date: 21-Jan-19
Author: Liam Taylor
A technological revolution coupled with an abundance of natural energy in wind and waves has led to the Orkney islands producing more zero-emission energy than they can use themselves.

Latest assessment shows continuing recovery of the ozone layer

Date: 21-Jan-19
Author: Liam Taylor
A report from the UN released late last year showing the ongoing healing of the ozone layer has been hailed as an example of what collaborative global action can achieve.

The Penrith CLT building at the forefront of sustainable design

Date: 21-Jan-19
Author: David Rowlinson
A sustainable community centre in Penrith, Sydney has been recognised for its sustainable building practices and innovative green design. Equipped with a 20kW PV solar system, geothermal heating and cooling and water-efficient fittings, the Jordan Springs Community Hub recently won the Local Government NSW Excellence in the Environment Award.

Rocking recycling competition

Date: 18-Jan-19
Author: Alejandra Laclette
Getting recycling labels right, will come in handy if you are a Red Hot Chili Peppers fan.

Maasai Olympics provides alternative to lion hunting

Date: 18-Jan-19
Author: Liam Taylor
Last month marked the final round of the latest Maasai Olympics, which offers Maasai warriors an alternative to killing lions as part of their traditional rite of passage.

Scientists crack the cane toad genome

Date: 17-Jan-19
Author: Liam Taylor
A group of Australian and international scientists have successfully deciphered the genetic code of the cane toad, with many hoping the breakthrough could aid in halting the invasive species' advance across Australia.

First sod turned on Hyne Timber's Glulam expansion

Date: 17-Jan-19
Author: David Rowlinson
Hyne Timber were joined by the Acting Queensland Premier and Minister for State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning, the Honourable Cameron Dick, local member, Bruce Saunders MP and Mayor, George Seymour on 17th January to officially turn the first sod ahead of construction of their new Glue Laminated Timber (GLT) production plant.

Rethink - Sustainable clutter free living

Date: 17-Jan-19
Author: Tanya Lewis
Eco Organiser and Planet Ark ambassador encourages us to Rethink decluttering, in a responsible and sustainable manner.

5 tips for greening your laundry

Date: 15-Jan-19
Author: Liam Taylor
Doing the laundry has a surprisingly large impact on our natural environment, but some small changes can have a dramatic effect on the environmental footprint of your washing.

 

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