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Citizen science in action during Victorian whale watching season

Date: 15-Jul-20
Author: Liam Taylor
Volunteers are making critical contributions to our understanding of a fascinating and critically endangered sub-species of the southern right whale.

Everyday Enviro with Elise - The fishy business of soy sauce

Date: 14-Jul-20
Author: Elise Catterall
This week, Elise looks at those little plastic fish bottles we use for soy sauce and, more importantly, why we shouldn't.

Germany says no to unnecessary plastic waste

Date: 14-Jul-20
Author: Liam Taylor
Europe’s biggest economy and third largest population has just made a significant stride in reducing plastic waste by banning various single-use plastics and styrofoam.

Very lost swift parrot released following rehabilitation

Date: 14-Jul-20
Author: Liam Taylor
A critically endangered swift parrot who took a 600km detour from normal flying routes to Lord Howe Island has been successfully returned to the wild.

Product Stewardship to receive significant funding boost

Date: 10-Jul-20
Author: Liam Taylor
The Australian Government recently announced a new fund aimed at creating and expanding product stewardship schemes. What does this mean and how does product stewardship encourage positive environmental outcomes?

Gympie Wood Encouragement Policy in action

Date: 06-Jul-20
Author: David Rowlinson
Goomboorian is a rural locality 20km north-east of Gympie on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast. Bordering Goomboorian’s east is the Great Sandy National Park, home to hiking trails and the last known coastal emu. For many residents and motorists alike, the Stephan Road Bridge has been a popular staple with generations of locals using the bridge to communicate to and from Gympie.

Donated timber improves community facilities at Nambucca Heads and Macksville

Date: 06-Jul-20
Author: David Rowlinson
A partnership between Forestry Corporation of NSW, Boral and Nambucca Shire Council will see donated timber enhance community facilities in Nambucca and Macksville. The Community Timber Partnerships program will see around $50,000 of donated timber used to enhance the public spaces for the community’s benefit.

New record set for world's largest ocean clean-up

Date: 01-Jul-20
Author: Laura Chalk
A dedicated clean-up crew from Hawaii has set a new record for the largest ocean clean-up event in history.

Everyday Enviro with Elise - Doing good feels good

Date: 01-Jul-20
Author: Elise Catterall
Whilst living an environmentally friendly life is often associated with sacrifice, turns out being eco-friendly can in fact have a wide range of psychological benefits.

Garlic breath may be key to curbing bovine emissions

Date: 01-Jul-20
Author: Liam Taylor
Newly released study results indicate garlic-based dietary supplements could help manage the significant environmental issue presented by cow gas.

Urban green spaces in high demand during coronavirus lockdown

Date: 01-Jul-20
Author: Liam Taylor
A new survey has found the use of green spaces in Sydney increased dramatically during the coronavirus pandemic as people sought their exercise fix.

Sydney to become home to world's tallest 'hybrid timber' tower

Date: 25-Jun-20
Author: David Rowlinson
Atlassian plans to build the world's tallest hybrid timber tower for its new headquarters next to Central Station, reshaping the skyline at the southern end of Sydney's CBD.

 

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