Sustainable business podcast series launched

13 February, 2008

The Department of Environment and Climate Change NSW (DECC) Sustainability Advantage program has launched a podcast series featuring global sustainable business expert, Dr Bob Willard.

New sustainability standard set for heritage buildings

08 February, 2008

A NSW government project has set a benchmark for environmental sustainability in heritage buildings, according to Planning Minister Frank Sartor.

Answers to Australia’s water security

07 February, 2008

The ongoing issues around water security and supply in Australia make the Irrigation Australia 2008 Conference and Exhibition a must for anyone in irrigation in rural or urban communities.

Call for nominations for the Thiess Riverprize

05 February, 2008

Nominations for the Thiess Riverprize will close on 28 March 2008. The Thiess Riverprizes recognise and reward best practice in the restoration and management of river systems around the world.

Specialist water division formed

01 February, 2008

In a move designed to reinforce its sustainability credentials across a broad range of building and development areas, Bonacci Group has formed a new operating division called Bonacci Water.

Climate change report puts Australia low on global list

30 January, 2008

Australia has been given a low global ranking for environmental performance, mainly because of its assessment as a climate change laggard.

Carbon neutral cabinet

29 January, 2008

South Australia’s cabinet ministers have announced plans to offset the greenhouse gases used in the course of their duties, including all air travel.

National competition to help save the planet

25 January, 2008

The Australian Women’s Weekly magazine has joined with the Australian Conservation Foundation and Visy Recycling to find — and encourage — young people to become environmental heroes by developing ideas and practical solutions for recycling waste; fighting climate change, reducing carbon emissions and saving our endangered wildlife.

Economists help to improve global warming forecasts

24 January, 2008

Climate scientists are collaborating with experts in economic theory to improve their forecasting models and assess more accurately the impact of rising atmospheric carbon dioxide levels.

Cave stalagmites can help predict rainfall

23 January, 2008

Research revealed at ANSTO’s first rainfall conference shows that cave stalagmites can be used to reconstruct past rainfall cycles and help predict future rainfall patterns.

The sustainability advantage

23 January, 2008 by Kylie Wilson-Field, Journalist

The Department of Environment & Climate Change in NSW runs a program for businesses called Sustainability Advantage, which it believes makes sense of all of the noise about sustainability

Farmers influence design of seasonal forecast products

23 January, 2008

Farmers from across Australia have told the Bureau of Meteorology what they want from seasonal forecasts.

Standards assist stakeholders in recycling ships

22 January, 2008

ISO has launched the first document of a series of management system standards for the recycling of ships. The series, ISO 30000, Ship recycling management systems, will support environmental protection and increase the safety of workers.

Human-generated aerosols affect weather

22 January, 2008

The rise of human-generated pollution in the global atmosphere is forcing a change in ocean circulation in the Southern Hemisphere, in turn affecting the region’s weather systems.

Government grants for two renewable energy projects

17 January, 2008

The Minister for Innovation, Industry, Science and Research, Senator Kim Carr, has announced more than $8 million in grants for two renewable energy projects from the Australian government’s Renewable Energy Development Initiative.

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