Sustainability

FutureFeed launches to take methane-busting seaweed to market

24 August, 2020

CSIRO has announced the formation of a new company to commercialise a methane-busting livestock feed additive.


Lockdowns deliver respite for our overshooting planet

21 August, 2020 by Pip Russell* | Supplied by: Schneider Electric

Overshoot Day, the date when humanity will have used earth's renewable ecological budget for the entire year, has moved back to 22 August thanks to lockdowns.


Auditor-General report reveals Vic mine rehabilitation failures

18 August, 2020

Lawyers and environmental NGOs have warned that Victoria's mines are contaminating communities and leaving a legacy of social, financial and environmental liabilities.


There's plastic in your prawns, UQ research reveals

13 August, 2020

University of Queensland research reveals that seafood such as prawns, oysters and crabs is contaminated with plastic, with the highest levels found in sardines.


Ripley Town Centre achieves 5 Star Green Star Rating

12 August, 2020

The centre has been declared one of Australia's most sustainably designed buildings, achieving a Green Building Council of Australia 5 Star Green Star Rating.


Sydney high-rise scales new heights in energy efficiency

10 August, 2020

A project to renovate and futureproof a 54-floor building in Sydney looked to more efficient variable-speed drives to power the chiller systems that service the building.


Vinyl Council of Australia updating best practice criteria

10 August, 2020

The update will allow the Vinyl Council to consider stakeholder feedback on existing criteria and emerging material aspects of the life cycle of PVC products.


Schneider's sustainability impact results on target

05 August, 2020

Schneider Electric has announced its financial and extra-financial year results for the quarter, revealing it is acting to build a green and inclusive future for all.


The business case for sustainable buildings

29 July, 2020 by Jonas Bengtsson* | Supplied by: Edge Environment Pty Ltd

We can no longer ignore the devastating impact that Australia's $360bn construction industry places on the world around us.


Industry heavyweights join carbon-reduction initiative

28 July, 2020

Australian industry heavyweights are working together to explore pathways to emissions reduction, establishing the Australian Industry Energy Transitions Initiative.


Man-made reefs boost fish numbers

23 July, 2020

UNSW researchers have found that man-made reefs — in conjunction with the restoration or protection of natural habitat — can increase fish abundance in estuaries.


Environmental impacts of health care revealed

21 July, 2020

Environmental change is harming health, but an Australian-led study reveals that current models of health care are harming the environment, too.


CSIRO proposes move to Western Sydney Aerotropolis

16 July, 2020

CSIRO is looking to relocate up to 450 of its employees and researchers into a bespoke state-of-the-art facility to be built in Western Sydney.


Pandemic records greatest drop in greenhouse gases in history of fossil fuel

15 July, 2020

Although the COVID-19 pandemic is causing major disruptions to the trade, tourism, energy and finance sectors, environmental pressures are easing.


October: All-Energy Australia returns to Melbourne

15 July, 2020

All-Energy Australia is gearing up for its 2020 event this October to support the country's transition to a clean, reliable energy system of the future.


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