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200,000 cigarette butts in Perspex (Credit: City of Melbourne) The Council of the City of Melbourne is making big inroads into a worldwide litter problem, cigarette butts. The council is running a citywide program to recycle cigarette butts into plastic…
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Pavegen walkway in Bird Street, London (Credit: Pavegen) What was once a grey and dull street connecting Oxford and Barrett Street in London has now become a showcase for clean, green city living and an oasis for shoppers. Bird Street,…
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Farming the suburbs – why can’t we grow food wherever we want? Jennifer Kent, University of Sydney Some local councils are more tolerant than others in allowing residents to grow food where they want. dscribe Food provides the foundations for…
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  Hate sitting in traffic? Prepare to hate it some more after results from a recent study show that sitting in traffic can actually lead to weight gain and widening waistlines. These results are particularly alarming when you consider that…
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Imagine a city covered in trees, plants and shrubs. A city vibrant with bird life and whose buildings change colour and appearance with the seasons. You may not have to imagine for much longer as the Eastern Chinese city of…
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  The New York City subway system has a rubbish problem. 80,000 pounds (around 36 tonnes) of rubbish is left in subway stations and tracks every day. Apart from the obviously displeasing sight and odour that can come with left…
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  Do you work more than 39 hours a week? You could be putting your health at risk according to a new study. Research from the Australian National University (ANU) has found that the work limit for a physically and…
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  The Sunshine Coast Council has been awarded the 2016 Resilient Australia National Award at a ceremony held in Melbourne this month. The council won award for its Disaster Hub website project. The Resilient Australia Award, which is in its…
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  More and more high-rise buildings around the world are implementing vertical gardens or vertical forests on their facades (such as One Central Park, Sydney pictured above) and the benefits reach beyond simply being aesthetically pleasing. A recent study by…
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  A world’s first farm is growing tomatoes in South Australia using only seawater and the sun. The farm, located in Port Augusta, produces 17,000 tonnes of tomatoes every year which are sold in Coles supermarkets nationwide. The farm is…
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