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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.

Everyday Enviro with Elise - New Year's eco-resolutions

Date: 14-Jan-19
Author: Elise Catterall
Elise reflects on her eco-minded new year's resolutions for 2019!

Deforestation in Indonesia on the decline

Date: 14-Jan-19
Author: Liam Taylor
Education, better enforcement of forest law and a moratorium on peatland drainage have encouraged positive results for Indonesia's forests.

$10 billion pledged to protecting global marine environment

Date: 14-Jan-19
Author: Liam Taylor
Late last year representatives of government, the private sector and civil society pledged billions of dollars to protect vast swaths of the world's oceans at the fifth Our Oceans Conference.

The new ingredient in the diet of man's best friend

Date: 11-Jan-19
Author: Liam Taylor
The UK's first dog food made from insects has gone on sale this week, reflecting a growing trend in innovative pet foods using the alternative protein source.

New renewable energy now as cheap as existing coal stations

Date: 08-Jan-19
Author: Liam Taylor
A report released late last year confirmed what many had forecasted, building new renewable energy facilities is now the same cost or cheaper than continuing to operate old coal power stations.

World's largest shipping company commits to phasing out fossil fuels

Date: 08-Jan-19
Author: Liam Taylor
Danish-based shipping company Maersk have committed to a carbon neutral ship fleet with complete phasing out of fossil fuels by 2050.

New ecological research facility to take remote conservation to new level

Date: 07-Jan-19
Author: Liam Taylor
A construction worth over $1.1 million has become Bush Heritage Australia's first purpose-built ecological research facility.

The island of the gods takes action on plastic waste

Date: 07-Jan-19
Author: Liam Taylor
Balinese authorities have made good on a promise to address plastic pollution by enacting a ban on single-use plastics including shopping bags, styrofoam food packets and straws.

 

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