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New Organics Infrastructure Grants Now Open for NSW

Date: 30-Jun-17
Author: Ryan Collins
Applications are now open for Round 5 of the NSW EPA's Waste Less, Recycle More Organics Infrastructure (Large and Small) grants. The grants provide up to $3 million to councils, waste companies and not-for-profits for infrastructure to reuse or recycle source separated food and garden waste that would otherwise go to landfill.

An Artist's Creativity, Inspired by Nature

Date: 26-Jun-17
Author: Claire Bell
Take a peek into the world of National Tree Day's new ambassador, creative artist, Orly Faya. She chats to us about inspiration, trees and connecting with nature.

The Positive Results of the War on Waste

Date: 26-Jun-17
Author: Ryan Collins
The ABC's War on Waste has taken the discussion about Australia's waste problems to new heights. And there are, already, several exciting positive outcomes with many more people looking for recycling options. It has made reusable coffee cups cool, super-sized soft plastics recycling and encouraged governments to act.

Dogs Love Trees Photo Competition

Date: 25-Jun-17
Author: Claire Bell
National Tree Day and Dr Katrina Warren are giving you a chance to WIN a $250 PAW by Blackmores doggie gift basket. Get outside with your four legged friend and enter our Dogs Love Trees photo competition on Facebook.

Construction Begins on Australia's Tallest Timber Tower

Date: 23-Jun-17
Author: David Rowlinson
Construction has begun on Impact Investment Group's 25 King development, set to become Australia's tallest cross-laminated timber building and one of the tallest in the world. The 10-storey, 45-metre building at Brisbane's Showgrounds, designed by Bates Smart, is being developed and built by Lendlease with completion expected in late 2018.

Capturing Carbon to Tackle Climate Change

Date: 22-Jun-17
Author: Elise Catterall
Greenhouse gases - particularly carbon dioxide - remain in our environment for many years, contributing to the warming of the planet. Now some truly innovative methods are emerging for removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.

Futureproofing the Lockyer Valley with 20'000 trees

Date: 22-Jun-17
Author: Josh Cole
The Lockyer Valley will be better protected from future floods and Queensland's waterways will be kept clean by over 20,000 newly planted trees, thanks to a $2.4m joint public/private venture involving the Queensland Government.

Green Clean for Sydney's Opera House

Date: 22-Jun-17
Author: Laura Chalk
A 50-year love affair between man and building nurtured with bicarb soda, olive oil and devotion.

Dugong Numbers on the Rise Again in the Great Barrier Reef

Date: 22-Jun-17
Author: Helen Nolan
Dugongs - or sea cows - are the only marine mammals that live mostly on plants, grazing on seagrass, which forms meadows in sheltered coastal waters. The world's largest population resides in northern Australia where their numbers are surging according to recently released aerial surveys.

Schools Tree Day Competition

Date: 21-Jun-17
Author: Claire Bell
It's Schools Tree Day competition time. Calling all creative minds! Tell us how nature inspires you? Enter a photo or video to WIN a CANON camera and printer bundle for you centre or school.

Tasmania Leads from the Front

Date: 16-Jun-17
Author: Ian Bridges
Tasmanian Government first to adopt a state-wide Wood Encouragement Policy

Printable Solar Panels a Game Changer

Date: 08-Jun-17
Author: Marty Middlebrook
Researchers at the University of Newcastle have launched Australia's first large-scale demonstration of printed solar panels. Using conventional printing technology, these panels will provide diverse applications from remote locations to disaster zones and will lower the cost of production.

 

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