Unusual El Ninos, like those that led to the extraordinary super El Nino years of 1982 and 1997, will occur twice as often under even modest global warming scenarios.
A health and wellbeing check up of World Heritage-listed reef ecosystems in the Pilbara region of Western Australia will provide a critical baseline of marine conditions to government, industry and researchers. The 300km swathe of coastline to be surveyed during the five year, A$12 million Pilbara Marine Conservation Partnership includes two major marine parks and […]
Marrickville Council is inviting local businesses to take part in a pilot program that will help reduce the amount of food waste being sent to landfill. Local businesses that participate in the Food $avers pilot program will be provided, free of charge, with a trial of food waste management systems. They may also benefit through […]
On Monday 17th February, ABC 7.30 Report ran a story on the Container Deposit Legislation (CDL) and included Keep Australia Beautiful National’s views on the matter as well as our relationship with Coca-Cola. We appreciate ABC for including us in the story and I wanted to take the opportunity to tell you more about KAB’s […]
NSW National Party leader Andrew Stoner is threatening farmland and groundwater resources by fast tracking the approval of the Narrabri coal seam gas project in north-west NSW.
Extremely hot temperatures over land have dramatically and unequivocally increased in number and area despite claims that the rise in global average temperatures has slowed over the past 10 to 20 years. Scientists from the ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate System Science and international colleagues made the finding when they focused their research on […]
Bundaberg Regional Council has reached a new environmental milestone after collecting 400,000 agvet chemical containers through the recycling program drumMUSTER. The region is responsible for collecting and recycling nearly 450 tonnes (or roughly 409,000 drums) of agvet container waste from farmers and agvet chemical users during the 13 years the program has been running in […]
In a first of its kind partnership, Spider-Man will be the first Super Hero ambassador for Earth Hour, with a message to inspire individuals to use their power to become Super Heroes for the planet.
The United Nations General Assembly proclaimed 21 March the International Day of Forests. The Day celebrates and raises awareness of the importance of all types of forests. On each International Day of Forests, countries are encouraged to undertake local, national and international efforts to organize activities involving forests and trees, such as tree planting campaigns. Click here for […]
Crowds of people walk ‘invisible’ greyhounds in Martin Place, Sydney at 8:00am this Thursday at the Gone Are The Dogs Rally opposing greyhound racing. Empty dog leads held by 200 marching people will symbolise the missing greyhounds that are overbred, exploited and killed for a gambling industry. Around 90,000 greyhounds were born in NSW in […]
Sydney Markets Limited announced today that it has received a ‘Best Renewable Resources: Recycling’ award at the Global Sustainability Leadership Conference and Awards held in Mumbai, India. Sydney Markets was shortlisted as the winner from over 2,500 international entries received for the award. The award recognised Sydney Markets for its innovation and commitment to sustainable […]
At the 2014 Master Builders WA Housing Excellence Awards, Josh’s House took out the top gong for three categories, including Waterwise Home, Most Liveable Home and Excellence in Energy Efficiency.
The Transitions Film Festival returns to Cinema Nova, in the Victorian state capital Melbourne, this February, with an inspiring program of world-changing documentaries. This year’s festival includes two world premieres and seven films making their Australian screen debut. The festival begins on February 15 with free screenings on the Big Screen at Melbourne’s iconic Federation […]
Humane Society International (HSI) has again voiced its disgust at the ongoing Western Australian shark cull after it emerged that mako sharks, protected as migratory species under federal environmental legislation (the Environment Protection Biodiversity and Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act)) have not only been caught on the drumlines, but have also been chopped up and […]
Scientists using CSIRO’s Parkes telescope and another telescope in South Africa have found evidence that a tiny star called PSR J0738-4042 is being pounded by asteroids – large lumps of rock from space. “One of these rocks seems to have had a mass of about a billion tonnes,” CSIRO astronomer and member of the research […]
Environmental scientists have developed a new, low-cost way to save rare animals and plants from poachers and plunderers – using maths.
The revised Fraser Island Dingo Strategy (FIDCRMS) was released in July 2012. Recommendations are currently being implemented but details are not yet available to the public, although transparency was to be a main feature of the new strategy. An issue still of concern is the ear-tagging of dingoes. Experts, such as Professor Bryden from the […]
New research by the University of Tasmania has examined the toxic effects of seabirds ingesting marine plastic pollution and population decline. UTAS’ Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS) Research Fellow Dr Jennifer Lavers conducted the study over four years in collaboration with researchers at the Lord Howe Island Museum and Royal Society for the […]
The outbreak of red imported fire ants at Gladstone, recently confirmed as a separate incursion to the existing fire ant population around Brisbane, shows the need for an inquiry into Australia’s preparedness for new environmental invasive species, the Invasive Species Council said today. “Invaders such as red imported fire ants can create havoc in the […]
GreenShareCar Selects Metavera’s Car Sharing Platform as Core Technology for Its Rapidly Expanding Car Sharing Business
Metavera (Toronto, ON, Canada) and its Car Sharing Platform have been selected by GreenShareCar (Melbourne, VIC, Australia) to underpin the expansion of the car sharing provider’s business and its entry into new markets. “GreenShareCar, a leader in car sharing in Australia, with retail car sharing locations in Melbourne and in Sydney, is rapidly expanding its […]
Swiss company SolarMax, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of grid-connected solar inverters, has further strengthened its residential market footprint today with the announcement of a new distribution partnership with Green Initiatives Australia, a solar product distributor and one of Australia’s largest installers of residential solar programs in Queensland. Under this partnership, Green Initiatives will […]
In a time when Australia’s liquid transport fuel supplies are declining and our transport needs are growing, a research partnership between Australia and India could provide a solution to a number of energy concerns and ultimately reduce the reliance of both countries on imported fuels. The widespread introduction of a clean-burning synthetic fuel, dimethyl ether […]
The world’s first tidal power station that can produce uninterrupted energy is on track to begin construction in Australia’s Kimberley region early next year. The Derby Tidal Power Project will be the first tidal station in the Southern Hemisphere and the world’s first “double basin” scheme. It is expected to supply 40 megawatts of clean […]
In an Australian-first, regional Australia is pushing the boundaries of what is possible for a clean energy future with the establishment of a cohesive body that looks after the interests of 16 local government areas and the nation’s capital. SERREE – the South East Region of Renewable Energy Excellence – is a sustainable energy initiative […]
Teachers Mutual Bank has strengthened its already significant commitment to sustainability, by purchasing an electric car for its HQ fleet use. The ‘game-changing vehicle’ is a Long Range Holden Volt electric car, which is free of the normal range anxiety, having two power sources and a total driving range of 600km. ”We continually manage our […]
HSI demands Joyce, “Minister for Caged Eggs”, withdraw damning statements against free range egg producers
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 […]
Last month 18,000 postcards signed by South Australians determined to endorse truth in labelling for eggs marked ‘free range’ were presented to Minister for Business Services and Consumers John Rau, at a Humane Choice Breakfast in Adelaide. Minister Rau’s industry code would only allow eggs produced by farms stocking a maximum of 1,500 hens per […]
A group of free range eggs farmers is planning to show why genuine free range farming is good for the environment, consumers and animal welfare.
There is a lot more to free range farming than just the numbers. It’s a combination of factors, hen welfare, environmental stewardship and grazing system management but the term free range also implies a commitment to community values and consumer expectations.
A recent survey of roadside Canola conducted by Esperance LEAF and the Conservation Council’s Citizen Science Program within the Esperance townsite has shown that 13.6% of these plants were genetically modified for Round-up resistance.
The Queensland government has quietly brought about changes to state regulations that will now ensure the end of true free range egg production in Queensland. The recent change to regulations of free range eggs, lifting the number of hens allowed per hectare from 1,500 to 10,000. The Queensland government has bowed to the pressure of […]
A family owned business located on the Sunshine Coast, Renai & Rob started there soul searching journey over a decade ago. Today as successful business owners, Renai and Rob share their knowledge through Native Box; a surprise sample box full of natural, eco, sustainable products . Native Box is the first of its kind in […]
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The Native Plant Guide App is now available as a special version just for your iPad, along with the versions for iPhone or iPod Touch, after recent updates as an electronic version of the industry respected book and desktop application The Australian Native Plant Guide by Dr Peter Yau and Tim Langdon.
“Australia is a country with a strong growth potential and therefore an important market for Audi,” explained Dr Wolfgang Ullrich, Head of Audi Sport.
Consuming is a daily part of our lives. We need to feed our families and ourselves, keep our homes, businesses and lives running. Each time we go out into the world we wield power in the decisions we make and the dollars we spend. Taking just 2 extra minutes to read the back of a label or find out more about what your are investing in, can have huge impacts on the lives of animals produced for food, habitats that are homes for many species and the health of our planet.
1 Million Women’s Power Summit – this Wednesday – will serve as the public launch of Our Green Home™ – a platform developed over three years by Australia’s leading enterprise solutions company, Object Consulting. The platform gives Australian householders and businesses real-time data on their electricity consumption and provides them with resources for reducing their […]
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The World’s Biggest Green Drinks global campaign will be kicked off from Melbourne. This event will take place in the heart of Melbourne at Federation Square and will open the Sustainable Living Festival. On February 7th, 2014, events across the world are coming together for the World’s Biggest Green Drinks campaign. This campaign will be […]
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WOMADelaide today released the full schedule for The Planet Talks, a program of stimulating six one-hour sessions dealing with our sustainable relationship with the planet, to be held between 8-10 March. The dynamic ‘ideas festival within a festival’ returns to the stunning surrounds of Speakers Corner in Adelaide’s Botanic Park with a line-up of 18 […]