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Planet Ark announces winners of national photo competition

Date: 05-Mar-12
Author: Chris Philpot
Photographs of a former asylum in Queensland, a picturesque jetty in Albany and a magical Tasmanian gorge have been named winners of Planet Ark's national photography competition 'Snap Some Wood'.

The Oldest Plant To Be Regenerated

Date: 27-Feb-12
Author: Lucy Band
The Silene stenophylla is considered the oldest plant ever to be regenerated, thanks to the Institute of Cell Biophysics under the Russian Academy Of Sciences.

Greens Post Vic Premier a Message on Container Refunds

Date: 21-Feb-12
Author: Lucy Band
Australian Greens Party member of the Victorian state parliament, Colleen Hartland, has launched a new retro-style postcard as part of an intensifying campaign to have a 10-cent deposit on bottles, cans and cartons in the state.

Bangkok Gourmet Shop Interior Built From Wood Scraps

Date: 15-Feb-12
Author: Chris Philpot
Great reuse of wood from shipping pallets to decorate a Bangkok shop interior.

Fremantle Goes Plastic Bag Free

Date: 14-Feb-12
Author: Lucy Band
The City of Fremantle are set become the first Australian council to outlaw single-use plastic shopping bags under plans to turn longstanding policy into law.

Grand Canyon To Ban Bottled Water Sales - World Environment News

Date: 09-Feb-12
Author: Lucy Band
The Grand Canyon will soon ban the sale of bottled water, responding to concerns that empty plastic bottles scattered around the park are spoiling views of the natural wonder. Follow the World Environment News on twitter @worldenvironews.

Green Auction Expected To Raise Millions For Environment - World Environment News

Date: 08-Feb-12
Author: Lucy Band
Bidders will be able to buy fine art, a vacation in the Maldives, or an internship with designer Donna Karan and help the planet at the same time in Christie's annual Green Auction, which is expected reap millions for environmental causes.Follow the World Environment News on twitter @worldenvironews.

Could You Be A National Tree Day Coordinator?

Date: 06-Feb-12
Author: Lucy Band
Ever wondered what it would be like to coordinate a tree day event in your local community or school? To give you an idea we asked some of last years first time coordinators to tell us what they thought.

Get on board for National Tree Day!

Date: 06-Feb-12
Author: Lucy Band
Planet Ark is calling on all Australians to get involved in National Tree Day and help inspire their local communities to value and care for the environment.

There's never been a better time to plant trees!

Date: 06-Feb-12
Author: Lucy Band
Lions Clubs have supported National Tree Day since the event began in 1995. In 2012 this partnership takes on a new significance.

No landfill levies for ACT charities

Date: 27-Jan-12
Author: Zhi Yan
ACT charity groups that assist resource recovery are eligible to have their landfill fees waived.

Cross-laminated timber gains acceptance in the UK

Date: 17-Jan-12
Author: Gordon Miller, Guardian Professional Network
Cross-laminated timber is fast becoming recognized as an environmentally friendly material, which can help reduce carbon emissions and store carbon. The UK's Guardian explains more....

 

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