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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
Eigg, Solar Panels A small island off the west coast of Scotland is showing the world how remote communities can generate their own power from renewable resources whilst being completely cut off from the main power grid. The Scottish island…
Published in GOVERNMENT NEWS
Chicago Town Hall Green roofs (also known as living roofs) can provide a whole host of benefits to urban and commercial areas. What is a green roof? It is a roof of a building that is partially or completely covered…
Published in GOVERNMENT NEWS
  A new road concept made from 100% recycled plastic has the potential to replace traditional asphalt roads in the future and bring with it a whole host of benefits. PlasticRoad, a Netherlands based initiative, is lightweight, slashes construction time,…
Published in GOVERNMENT NEWS
  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
  In the aftermath of the powerful storms that hit Sydney’s northern beaches on June 4 and 5, residents of the coastal homes which were severely damaged now face the prospect of chipping in large sums of money in order…
Published in GOVERNMENT NEWS
  Global warming is to blame for the extinction of the Bramble Cay melomy, according to a report co-authored by Queensland’s Department of Environmental Protection and the University of Queensland. The small mammal was native to Bramble Cay, an island…
Published in Environment
  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
  Recent rainfall in Tasmania has been warmly welcomed by the state which has been struggling with an energy crisis since December last year. The higher than expected rainfalls replenished dam levels to over 16 per cent. This has allowed…
Published in GOVERNMENT NEWS
  The Great Barrier Reef has experienced one of the most extreme coral bleaching events in its history according to researchers. A recent scientific survey found that 93% of the Great Barrier Reef has been damaged by coral bleaching caused…
Published in Environment
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