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Latest Stories


Paperbark review: a sleepy wombat and a powerful story

Date: 19-Jul-18
Author: Laura Chalk
Laura falls in love with a quiet game about a wombat ambling through Australian bushland.

Everyday Enviro with Elise - New life for old things

Date: 17-Jul-18
Author: Elise Catterall
Elise discusses the importance of including 'repair' in the mantra - 'reduce, reuse, recycle'.

National Tree Day Research 2018: Connect in Nature

Date: 13-Jul-18
Author: Jennifer McMillan
This year's research looks at Australians attitudes towards technology and the role it can play in enhancing time spent in nature.

Packaging industry moves towards better plastic recycling outcomes

Date: 12-Jul-18
Author: Liam Taylor
Rigid plastics has traditionally been a problem area for recycling due to sourcing issues and economic and technical feasibility - but that could be changing.

Perth jumps into timber with 10-storey hotel

Date: 11-Jul-18
Author: David Rowlinson
Western Australia is joining the timber trend sweeping the eastern seaboard with its first timber-framed building, a 10-storey hotel at inner city Northbridge. The $14 million "Leadlight" hotel has received the green light, to become what will be one of the largest timber structures in Australia.

Mexico City is turning its beltways into vertical gardens

Date: 11-Jul-18
Author: Patrick McCann
In 2012, praise was heaped on Mexico City's efforts to improve its air quality by planting vertical gardens and green sculptures in public spaces. The city has expanded on these efforts by adding vertical gardens to one thousand pillars that help hold up its highways.

A sustainable future for fashion

Date: 09-Jul-18
Author: Liam Taylor
In recent years it has become increasingly clear that trend-driven 'fast fashion' has some significant environmental costs, but that could change in the future as the industry becomes increasingly aware of the social and environmental impact of their products.

WeWork takes out entire lease of Daramu House in Barangaroo

Date: 09-Jul-18
Author: David Rowlinson
Global co-working giant WeWork will lease all six floors of commercial office space at Lendlease's newly-approved Daramu House office building at Barangaroo South. The co-working provider will occupy 100 per cent, or 10,000 square metres, of the building's office lease, which will provide for 2,000 of its members.

Melbourne to get its first timber commercial office building

Date: 04-Jul-18
Author: David Rowlinson
Melbourne is set to get its first timber commercial office building. The wood engineered structure will join Forte Apartments, Australia's first multi-storey timber apartment tower, and a landmark wooden public library in the Docklands urban renewal precinct which has become a focal point for sustainable buildings.

Trading trash for a hot cuppa

Date: 04-Jul-18
Author: Liam Taylor
Cafes up and down the eastern Australian coast are taking waste management into their own hands by offering a warm incentive for collecting trash from local beaches.

Everyday Enviro with Elise - Small changes with big impact

Date: 04-Jul-18
Author: Elise Catterall
Elise with some tips on reducing kitchen waste as part of her Plastic Free July journey.

Secret Mozambique rainforest piques scientific interest

Date: 04-Jul-18
Author: Liam Taylor
A super team of scientists recently discovered an undisturbed forest inside an ancient volcano that could provide unique insights into the impact of climate change on rainforests.

 

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