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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…
Published in GOVERNMENT NEWS
  Half of Scotland’s local councils have now signed up to the Scottish Household Recycling Charter which was launched in December 2015. A partnership between the Scottish Government, the Confederation of Scottish Local Authorities (COSLA) and Zero Waste Scotland created…
Published in GOVERNMENT NEWS
  The first community-funded council solar farms in Australia are projected to be operational by the end of 2016. Interestingly the two solar farms which will be built in Lismore, NSW, are floating. One will be located at the East…
Published in GOVERNMENT NEWS
  The urban centre of Maroochydore on the Sunshine Coast will soon be eliminating wheelie bins in favour of a high-tech waste disposal system. Swedish waste collection company Envac, in partnership with the Sunshine Coast Regional Council, will install an…
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
Friday, 18 September 2015 11:55

3D Printers can build 10 houses in 24 hours

  A private Chinese inventor has discovered a way to build 10 houses in just one day. Ma Yihe uses a series of four 3D printers, each are 10 x 6.6 metres in size, which precisely construct these full sized…
Published in GOVERNMENT NEWS
Wednesday, 27 May 2015 14:57

'Poo Bus' breaks land speed record

  British Transport Company, Reading Buses, have recently broken a land speed record in Bedfordshire, England. The top speed of 123.5 km/h was clocked by a service bus, which is quite fast for a bus. Somewhat more amazingly however is…
Published in GOVERNMENT NEWS
  A sustainable living movement, which started in the USA, is beginning to go global and has even hit the shores of Australia. The green architectural concepts are called ‘Earthships’. They are the brainchild of US architect Michael Reynolds who…
Published in Environment
  E-waste is Australia’s fastest growing type of waste. Out of date, old and broken technology has become a common part of everyday life. It may be a teenager who simply must have the latest iPhone or a family that…
Published in Environment
Wednesday, 11 March 2015 12:11

Using 'Pee-Power' to generate electricity

  A university in England has seemingly harnessed the ‘Power of Pee’. What does this mean? Students and staff at the University of the West of England (UWE) are using microbial fuel cell stacks, which feed on human urine, to…
Published in Environment
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