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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…
Published in GOVERNMENT NEWS
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,…
Published in GOVERNMENT NEWS
  New research from the Australian Regional Tourism Network (ARTN) highlights the important role local councils are playing in contributing towards Australia’s tourism industry. More than 250 councils contributed to the research which focussed on local government spend on tourism…
Published in GOVERNMENT NEWS
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…
Published in GOVERNMENT NEWS
Tuesday, 17 January 2017 16:09

Feral cats now cover 99.8% of Australia

  New research has determined that 99.8 per cent of Australia is covered by feral cats at a density of one cat every four square kilometres. This includes 80 per cent of the small islands surrounding the country. Only some…
Published in GOVERNMENT NEWS
  We may be about to see a whole lot more drones in Australian skies thanks to new relaxed laws regarding what are technically known as remotely piloted aircraft (RPA). As of September 29th people and organisations will no longer…
Published in GOVERNMENT NEWS
  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…
Published in GOVERNMENT NEWS
  The Australian Threatened Species Day was marked earlier this month (7th September) by a $5 million fund boost from the Federal Government towards the preservation and protection of vulnerable native flora and fauna. This year, Threatened Species Day represented…
Published in Environment
  Greens Councillor Jonathon Sri has put forth the idea of utilising spaces on golf courses for community gardens. The councillor for the Gabba Ward in Brisbane believes it’s a ‘logical choice’ for golf courses, which use a lot of…
Published in GOVERNMENT NEWS
  Opposition Leader Bill Shorten has announced $500 million in funding over the next 5 years to aid the struggling Great Barrier Reef. This will include $377 million in new funding to add to the $123 million already pledged by…
Published in Environment
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