Fuel alcohol from pea starch?

21 July, 2006

So you don't like eating peas? Then how about fuelling your car or truck with them? That's a possibility Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists are exploring - using a type of fuel called ethanol, made from the legume's starch

Addressing the realities of climate change

03 July, 2006

The impacts of climate change will be felt globally over the next century, according to the August 2003 issue of Austral Ecology – for the Ecological Society of Australia, published by Blackwell Publishing.

Campaign urges Victorians to save energy

22 June, 2006

Victorians have been encouraged to reduce their energy use and reduce greenhouse gas emissions in a new campaign unveiled by the Victorian Government.

Thousands of Queensland students take on Earth Dialogues Challenge

15 June, 2006

One out of 8,000 Queensland school students taking part in a comprehensive education program will have the opportunity to deliver a keynote address alongside Mikhail Gorbachev at Earth Dialogues Brisbane 2006: A World Forum for Resource Management and Sustainable Development.

Billboard company to sponsor Earth Dialogues Brisbane 2006

14 June, 2006

A large Queensland billboard company is one of the major sponsors of the World Forum on the environment taking place in Brisbane in July this year.

World Environment Day 2006 Award winners

13 June, 2006

The United Nations Association of Australia announced the winners in this year’s World Environment Day Awards at a gala presentation at Melbourne’s Grand Hyatt Hotel Rob Gell – Environmentalist and Victorian president of Greening Australia.

$20 million to go towards water saving devices

07 June, 2006

The Beattie Government has made $20 million available to local Councils to stage water audits and to install water saving devices.

Western Australia joins Nation Water Initiative

06 June, 2006

Ken Matthews, Chairman of the National Water Commission, has welcomed the signing by Western Australia of the National Water Initiative (NWI).

Online resource bank for sustainability issues

22 May, 2006

The growing demand for high quality environmental information for training programs of all sorts has led to the development of a web-based search framework and resource.

Federal opposition unveils ‘blueprint’ for climate change

05 May, 2006

Federal Opposition Leader Kim Beazley unveiled in March the Labor Party’s new blueprint for tackling climate change, including a commitment to reduce emissions by 60% by 2050.

Results of the 2006 National Pollution Inventory

04 May, 2006

The 2006 National Pollution Inventory (NPI) has shown that the majority of measured contaminants and emissions being discharged into Australia’s environment is decreasing, particularly in relation to mining operations and water management.

Rules to open up Sydney’s wastewater

03 May, 2006

The NSW government has accepted recommendations from the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal to reform the Sydney water industry.

NSW government continues fight on climate change

28 April, 2006

Retailers will have to offer an optional 10% Green Power component on new residential customer accounts under an ambitious greenhouse action plan that was unveiled by the NSW Premier, the Hon Morris Iemma, recently.

HK Eco Expo Asia

27 April, 2006

Eco Expo Asia will be held from the 27-30 October at the recently opened Asia-World Expo venue, in Hong Kong.

Innovative approach to water saving

18 April, 2006

Like many Australians, millions of Britons are reeling from water restrictions.

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