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Latest Stories

Birds make a triumphant return to Menindee Lakes

Date: 08-Apr-20
Author: Jennifer McMillan
Rain has started to bring wetlands back to life across the Murry-Darling Basin. For the first time in three years, Menindee Lakes has received significant flows resulting in the return of migratory birds.

Everyday Enviro with Elise - Low-waste living for dog owners

Date: 07-Apr-20
Author: Elise Catterall
Elise delves into the environmental impact of being a dog-owner and how to provide a low-waste life for man's best friend.

Mushroom waste research could help create circular industry

Date: 07-Apr-20
Author: Liam Taylor
A group of Adelaide-based researchers are investigating applications for mushroom waste that could create a fully sustainable system while saving the industry thousands.

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.


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