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Australia’s First Solar Garden offers renewables for renters

Australia’s First Solar Garden offers renewables for renters

November 14, 2019

Enova Energy, Australia's first community-owned electricity provider, is on track to complete Australia’s first "solar garden" offering renewables to renters.

Community divided after wind farm proposal

November 7, 2019

The small Gippsland town of Boolarra is divided after OSMI Australia released a proposal for Delburn...

Kangaroos in crisis

Kangaroos in crisis

October 30, 2019

Kangaroos are Australia's national emblem, but questions have arisen over whether Federal and State governments gives their welfare enough consideration. Kim Grant has been around kangaroos all her life and said more needed to be done by Australian governments and insurance companies to protect these native animals from becoming road kill or pet meat.

Own a cat? Researchers want help to stem hunting

October 29, 2019

A lightweight flap of wetsuit strapped around a cat’s collar is hoped to stem attacks on native animals...

Humpback whales make surprise shift to calve in Gold Coast

October 29, 2019

Whale experts are warning that changes in migrating humpback whale calving behaviour is putting their...

Choosing to be child-free for the planet

Choosing to be child-free for the planet

October 14, 2019

Selfish. A word attributed to, amongst others, women throughout history who have made the conscious decision to remain childless. However, for Perth-based student Steph Murphy, choosing to be child-free may be the answer to the world’s climate woes.

Tree change the key to tackle temperature rises

Tree change the key to tackle temperature rises

October 14, 2019

Global warming is quickly becoming a major issue in the world as the environment is plundered for resources, but Perth local governments are trying to make a change.

Saving Ludlow Tuart Forest

Saving Ludlow Tuart Forest

October 14, 2019

Deforestation is plaguing the Western Australia's unique Ludlow Tuart Forest with just three per cent of the forest remaining, according to recent reports. But what is the true impact of cutting down these precious trees and where does it stand in the grand picture of deforestation and climate change locally and globally?

Coastal erosion damages Byron beaches

Coastal erosion damages Byron beaches

October 11, 2019

However, the ongoing threat of coastal erosion is causing problems for what are easily the town’s great...

Queensland fires highlight climate crisis

Queensland fires highlight climate crisis

October 7, 2019

More than 2000 bushfires raged across Queensland in September after a warmer, drier winter than average,...

Water donations flow for the Darling Downs

Water donations flow for the Darling Downs

October 3, 2019

The area is experiencing its worst drought on record and the Granite Belt, which encompasses Queensland's...

Climate activism votes with its feet

Climate activism votes with its feet

October 3, 2019

The recent School Strike 4 Climate on September 20 was a particularly striking example of escalating...

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