Eco Stories

Cleaning up an oily threat

Cleaning up an oily threat

| March 12, 2015 | Reply

New industry advice that will place Australia at the global cutting edge in the clean-up of petroleum-based contaminants in groundwater was today released by the Cooperative Research Centre for Contamination Assessment and Remediation of the Environment (CRC CARE). The report provides state-of-the-art technical advice to industry and government on the best ways to assess, remediate […]

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Report on health and biodiversity demonstrates human health benefits from protecting  biodiversity

Report on health and biodiversity demonstrates human health benefits from protecting biodiversity

| March 12, 2015 | Reply

A ground-breaking report on biodiversity and health, launched today at the 14th World Congress on Public Health, in Kolkata, India, shows the significant contribution of biodiversity and ecosystem services to better human health.The report, Connecting Global Priorities: Biodiversity and Human Health, demonstrates that the relationship between biodiversity and human health is extensive and complex. It […]

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Mediation Can Prevent, Resolve Natural Resources Disputes – New UN Guide Launched

Mediation Can Prevent, Resolve Natural Resources Disputes – New UN Guide Launched

| March 4, 2015 | Reply

Natural resources such as land, timber, water as well as extractive resources have played an important role in igniting and prolonging conflict – particularly in fragile states where management and oversight of such resources is often weak. In parallel, there is a growing recognition of the role of mediation for preventing and resolving natural resource […]

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New Zealand shows up Australian government inaction on Southern Ocean poachers

New Zealand shows up Australian government inaction on Southern Ocean poachers

| January 29, 2015 | Reply

The Australian Greens spokesperson for Fisheries, Senator Peter Whish-Wilson, says that New Zealand’s efforts in recent days to use its Navy to round up illegal toothfish poachers in the Southern Ocean shows how pitiful the Australian government’s efforts have been.

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Sustainable Travel International Announces Evolution of Leadership Team

Sustainable Travel International Announces Evolution of Leadership Team

| January 29, 2015 | Reply

Sustainable Travel International today announced changes to its leadership team, adapting to a changing landscape for the tourism industry and cause-based organizations. These changes come as the non-profit organization takes the next step in its own evolution, driven by a goal to positively impact the lives of at least 10 million residents and their families […]

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Boost for Murray–Darling groundwater research

Boost for Murray–Darling groundwater research

| January 28, 2015 | Reply

The partnership approach to groundwater research was strengthened this month with the Murray–Darling Basin Authority announcing $1 million to fund studies by the National Centre for Groundwater Research and Training. MDBA chief executive Dr Rhondda Dickson said the collaboration would provide important technical and scientific support for decision‐making in the Murray–Darling Basin. “The three‐year research […]

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Eco Awards & Events

The Fair Trade Event Trail

The Fair Trade Event Trail

| March 16, 2015 | Reply

To Register: http://moralfairground.com.au/fair-trade-event-trail/ Deadline 20 April 2015 Moral Fairground is hosting the Victorian Fair Trade Festival 2015 in Melbourne and we again invite local fair trade businesses, educational institutions, not-for profit organisations  advocacy group a community groups to participate in this Fair Trade Event Trail.Be recognised as leader and advocate or ethical and fair-trade during […]

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EARTH HOUR 2015 SPOTLIGHTS AUSSIE FOOD AND FARMERS

EARTH HOUR 2015 SPOTLIGHTS AUSSIE FOOD AND FARMERS

| March 12, 2015 | Reply

In 2015, Earth Hour in Australia will celebrate Aussie food and farmers, reminding Australians of the need to tackle global warming for the sake of our rural communities and our supply of fresh, healthy, homegrown food. All Australians are proud of our farmers for feeding the nation, but they are on the frontline of rising […]

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UNEP Invites Nominations for Top Environmental Award

UNEP Invites Nominations for Top Environmental Award

| March 8, 2015 | Reply

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is inviting nominations for the 2015 Champions of the Earth—the United Nations flagship environment award, which recognizes outstanding environmental visionaries and leaders and seeks to build momentum for the transition to a sustainable future. Since its establishment in 2005, the prize has honored individuals and organizations at the cutting […]

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Buy a Bale Day March 25th, C’mon Australia, Buy a Bale for a farmer in need.

Buy a Bale Day March 25th, C’mon Australia, Buy a Bale for a farmer in need.

| March 2, 2015 | Reply

Whilst rains have recently fallen in cities and some parts of the bush, vast numbers of Queensland and New South Wales farmers continue to suffer through a crippling drought. Over the last 16 months, Australians have given $2 million through Buy a Bale to assist drought affected farmers. Unfortunately the need for support is ongoing […]

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Earth Hour 2015 Countdown Begins, Marked by Launch Of High Impact Video

Earth Hour 2015 Countdown Begins, Marked by Launch Of High Impact Video

| February 5, 2015 | Reply

WWF’s Earth Hour kickstarted the countdown to the 2015 event with the release of the official campaign video

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Transitions Film Festival 2015 Melbourne

Transitions Film Festival 2015 Melbourne

| January 29, 2015 | Reply

The Transitions Film Festival returns to Melbourne this February, with an expanded program of world-changing documentaries.

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Habitat

New ‘enigma’ moth helps crack evolution’s code

New ‘enigma’ moth helps crack evolution’s code

| March 12, 2015 | Reply

It is less than 10mm long, but the aptly named ‘enigma’ moth recently discovered on Kangaroo Island in South Australia is causing quite a stir. Aenigmatinea glatzella – which has iridescent gold and purple wings – is a ‘living dinosaur’ that represents an entirely new family of primitive moths. This is the first time since […]

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Turtle and shark tagging part of new Ningaloo Reef research partnership

Turtle and shark tagging part of new Ningaloo Reef research partnership

| March 12, 2015 | Reply

The World Heritage Listed Ningaloo Reef in Western Australia will be the focus of a new marine research partnership between CSIRO and BHP Billiton Petroleum announced today. Ningaloo Reef is the largest fringing reef in the world, extending for 300 kilometres along the northwest coast of Australia. The five-year, jointly-funded $5 million research program will […]

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Is Minister’s  Decision Legally Flawed?

Is Minister’s Decision Legally Flawed?

| January 29, 2015 | 1 Reply

Steve Dickson, the Minister for National Parks, Recreation, Sport and Racing, recently advised Save Fraser Island Dingoes Inc there is insufficient evidence to show that a First Point care and  facility for sick and injured wildlife is warranted or necessary for Fraser Island. This is despite the existence of extensive hard evidence gathered by Save […]

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Vanishing big trees put Australia’s urban wildlife in peril

Vanishing big trees put Australia’s urban wildlife in peril

| January 28, 2015 | 1 Reply

Australian cities must work harder to preserve their large, old trees if we want to keep our native animals, environmental scientists have warned. Across Australia – and the world – the future of large old trees is bleak and yet large trees support many species such as birds and small mammals, says Mr Darren Le […]

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Canberra fiddles while fire burns

Canberra fiddles while fire burns

| January 28, 2015 | Reply

Like many seeing the fires rage in South Australia, the Australian Koala Foundation (AKF) is deeply concerned about the fate of Koalas. While no one knows exactly how many animals died in the fires, assessment from the AKF suggests that fewer Koalas might have been impacted than expected – probably less than 50. ‘This is […]

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Helping native birds beat their bullies

Helping native birds beat their bullies

| January 28, 2015 | 1 Reply

Small Australian native birds are losing food and home to a growing flock of rivals, including native birds arriving from other states, invasive alien birds and those that thrive in urban areas, environmental scientists have warned. In addition to targeting high profile pest birds such as the Indian myna, Australia should expand its lines of […]

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Clean Energy

Procter & Gamble and Constellation Announce One of Nation’s Largest Biomass Renewable Energy Plants

Procter & Gamble and Constellation Announce One of Nation’s Largest Biomass Renewable Energy Plants

| March 12, 2015 | Reply

The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG) and Constellation, a subsidiary of Exelon Corporation (NYSE:EXC), today announced the development of an up to 50-megawatt biomass plant that will help run one of P&G’s largest U.S. facilities. The plant will significantly increase P&G’s use of renewable energy, helping move the company closer to its 2020 goal of […]

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Yingli Green Energy to power Europe’s largest solar plant

Yingli Green Energy to power Europe’s largest solar plant

| December 9, 2014 | Reply

Yingli Green Energy announces largest solar power park in Europe.

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Australia only second to US in G20 in propping up dying fossil fuel industry with billions

Australia only second to US in G20 in propping up dying fossil fuel industry with billions

| December 2, 2014 | Reply

An international report out today, ‘The Fossil Fuel bailout: G20 subsidies for oil, gas and coal exploration’, shows the Abbott Government is giving the big mining companies billions of dollars in fossil fuel subsidies. “While the Abbott Government is confecting a budget crisis, it’s giving away billions of dollars of taxpayer money to the big […]

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PM Abbott’s ‘coal is good for humanity’ comment ludicrous and dangerous

PM Abbott’s ‘coal is good for humanity’ comment ludicrous and dangerous

| November 6, 2014 | Reply

Tony Abbott’s comment, that ‘coal is good for humanity,’ while opening the Caval Ridge coalmine in Moranbah shows the Prime Minister is completely out of touch with the reality of the climate crisis we face. “People will be shaking their heads in disbelief at the Prime Minister’s alarming comment today, and future generations will wonder […]

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Global carbon dioxide emissions reached 36 billion tonnes in 2013

Global carbon dioxide emissions reached 36 billion tonnes in 2013

| September 30, 2014 | Reply

Global emissions of carbon dioxide from the combustion of fossil fuels reached a new record of 36 billion tonnes last year. At the same time, the pace of emissions from burning fossil fuels continues to grow at a high rate. Executive-Director of the Global Carbon Project (GCP) and co-author of the 2014 report CSIRO’s Dr […]

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Photon Energy and Yingli Solar deliver carbon reductions to Australia Post

Photon Energy and Yingli Solar deliver carbon reductions to Australia Post

| August 13, 2014 | Reply

“Yingli Solar” supplies Australia Post with a 284 kWp solar photovoltaic panels through solar PV system solution provider, Photon Energy Australia.

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Organics

X-Out all the nasties around your home

X-Out all the nasties around your home

| December 2, 2014 | Reply

Advertorial – X-OUT AustralAsia was established with the goal of becoming a leading developer, manufacturer and distributor of organic, environmentally green and safe, innovative, unique organic and green products that demonstrate superior odour elimination properties, waste neutralisation abilities and safe cleaning effectiveness. X-OUT AustralAsia is committed to providing 100 per cent safe, organic and environmentally green […]

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Australia’s biggest egg producer fined by ACCC

Australia’s biggest egg producer fined by ACCC

| September 30, 2014 | Reply

Egg producer Pirovic Enterprises has today been fined $300,000 for misleading and deceptive labelling of their products as free range.  The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) took legal action this year against both Pirovic Enterprises and Snowdale Holdings, two of Australia’s biggest egg producers, for misleading consumers. The ACCC alleged that Pirovic used images […]

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Hidden costs of cheap food

Hidden costs of cheap food

| August 18, 2014 | 2 Replies

Many people want to eat well and feed their families wholesome, nutritious food, but in today’s tough economic climate many people feel they simply cannot afford to do so.

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Which Eggs?

Which Eggs?

| August 18, 2014 | Reply

One of the most frequently asked  questions we get at www.consumewithcare.org is which eggs to buy. Unfortunately there is no simple answer to that question. Of course we would always recommend that you buy eggs that come from hens which have been raised in a free range environment, where they able to carry out their […]

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HSI produces report card on Free Range Eggs in run up to State Election

HSI produces report card on Free Range Eggs in run up to State Election

| April 7, 2014 | Reply

South Australians have shown overwhelming support for truth in labelling with thousands of concerned consumers pushing for a legislative approach to define ‘free range’ eggs.  Humane Society International (HSI) believes that their wholehearted unity deserves full recognition and it’s time for the South Australian government to commit to a long term solution, offering true clarity. […]

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HSI demands Joyce, “Minister for Caged Eggs”, withdraw damning statements against free range egg producers

HSI demands Joyce, “Minister for Caged Eggs”, withdraw damning statements against free range egg producers

| February 4, 2014 | Reply

Recent news reports that the outbreak of bird flu near Young last October could throw Australian free range egg production into long-term disarray has angered Humane Society International (HSI), since the farm was not free range at all.  Federal Minister for Agriculture, Barnaby Joyce, was quick to lay the blame for the outbreak on the […]

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Eco Products

ecostore advertorial for Carbon Capture

ecostore advertorial for Carbon Capture

| March 12, 2015 | Reply

Climate change is one of the biggest issues facing our planet today. New packaging launching this month in Australia from ecostore, helps people play their part in tackling this global challenge at a local level. Last September ecostore became the first manufacturer in New Zealand to switch to new plastic bottles that we’ve called our […]

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Looking for non-toxic food and drink containers for home made food?

Looking for non-toxic food and drink containers for home made food?

| January 29, 2015 | Reply

Many of us worry about the health risks associated with using toxic plastics, especially to hold and store food. Reusables Etc is a new Australian online business that has sourced a fantastic range of products made from safe, non-toxic, and eco friendly materials with minimal or no use of plastic. They’ve done the hard work […]

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Family pooch now the environment’s best friend with the EnsoPet composting system created in Australia

Family pooch now the environment’s best friend with the EnsoPet composting system created in Australia

| December 2, 2014 | Reply

The Australian domestic pooch can now leave an important environmental paw print in the backyard with the release of a new pet composting system. EnsoPet is as innovated composting system that converts waste and significantly boosts garden soil quality with its transition into nutrient rich organic matter. The composting EnsoPet pet waste system for animals […]

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New book from Gower: Integral Green Zimbabwe: An African Phoenix Rising

New book from Gower: Integral Green Zimbabwe: An African Phoenix Rising

| December 2, 2014 | Reply

Gower has just published a book which may be of interest to your members, readers or subscribers: Integral Green Zimbabwe: An African Phoenix Rising edited by Elizabeth Mamukwa, Ronnie Lessem, Alexander Schieffer. Integral Green Zimbabwe: An African Phoenix Rising marks the debut of the Integral Green Society and Economy series, which links the philosophical ‘integral’ […]

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X-Out all the nasties around your home

X-Out all the nasties around your home

| December 2, 2014 | Reply

Advertorial – X-OUT AustralAsia was established with the goal of becoming a leading developer, manufacturer and distributor of organic, environmentally green and safe, innovative, unique organic and green products that demonstrate superior odour elimination properties, waste neutralisation abilities and safe cleaning effectiveness. X-OUT AustralAsia is committed to providing 100 per cent safe, organic and environmentally green […]

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Lightning-Based Severe Weather Tracking and Alerting Technology Receives U.S. Patent

Lightning-Based Severe Weather Tracking and Alerting Technology Receives U.S. Patent

| October 28, 2014 | Reply

Advanced technology that uses lightning flash rates to track storm cells and issue faster, potentially life-saving alerts for severe weather is the focus of a patent granted by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Earth Networks, the parent company of WeatherBug, received the patent for the technology, which relates to techniques for using the location, […]

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More Eco Stories

Investigator completes Antarctic cold water trial

Investigator completes Antarctic cold water trial

| March 12, 2015 | Reply

The new Marine National Facility research vessel Investigator has returned to Hobart after successfully completing its cold water trials, which took the vessel to 65°S 146°E, which is about 2500 km south of Hobart. The Executive Director of the project to build and test the vessel, Toni Moate said the voyage to the ice-edge tested […]

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Don’t kill elephants and serve them at President Mugabe’s birthday party!

Don’t kill elephants and serve them at President Mugabe’s birthday party!

| March 12, 2015 | Reply

Elephants and other wild animals are about to be slaughtered and served for dinner at a birthday celebration in Zimbabwe. The menu for President Robert Mugabe’s party includes two elephants, two Cape buffalos, two sable antelopes, and five impalas. Unless we act now, the animals will be killed and stored at a local hotel until […]

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New Greenfleet Chair to drive ambitious strategy

New Greenfleet Chair to drive ambitious strategy

| March 5, 2015 | Reply

Long-time advocate for small business in the automobile industry, Gunther Jurkschat, has been appointed Chair of Greenfleet. “We are delighted that Gunther Jurkschat has assumed the reins at Greenfleet. After five years as a director on Greenfleet’s board, Gunther has a deep understanding of our organisation and our mission,” says Greenfleet’s Chief Executive Officer, Wayne […]

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