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Human Impact vs. the Environment – What can we do about it?

Millions of people make decisions that will impact the environment for better or worse. For the past 20 years, the world’s leaders have been working towards implementing processes, laws, legislations and infrastructure that will help to protect the environment and improve sustainability. There are always ongoing threats to the environment. However, there have been some […]

April 20th

New Green Roof Homes “Sprouting” in Sydney

Three new terrace homes featuring green roofs covered with native plants that can grow in small amounts of soil with minimal water are going up in Newtown, Australia- a suburb located just 4 miles from the Sydney Central Business District. Similar in concept to vertical gardens, the new green roofs will help provide thermal and acoustic […]

December 9th

Keeping the Carbon Capture and Storage Option

Australia should keep open the option to deploy carbon capture and storage (CCS), in readiness for global calls for deep cuts to greenhouse gas emissions, according to the nation’s leading CCS research organisation. In a submission to the Australian Government’s Energy White Paper, the Cooperative Research Centre for Greenhouse Gas Technologies (CO2CRC) has called for […]

February 17th

DIY Wonderland

Australian website provides plenty to find for home improvement and gardening do-it-yourselfers The laundry list of what a DIY home improvement specialist may want or need is often considerably long, whether it pertains to materials, tools, or uncategorized equipment. Some times such a person my not even know what he or she needs until they […]

September 23rd

Current Reports on Climate Change Issues

Research published today in the journal Nature Climate Change looked at 50,000 globally widespread and common species and found that more than one half of the plants and one third of the animals will lose more than half of their climatic range by 2080 if nothing is done to reduce the amount of global warming and slow it down.

May 13th

Australia’s 1st Utility-Scale Solar Farm Now On!

Renewable news update from Australia: 150,000 solar photovoltaic panels installed at the Greenough River solar farm are now operational! Source: Clean Technica [repostus hash=1684ae0fdc7497d4e805fc8295424757 title=Australia%26%238217%3Bs+1st+Utility-Scale+Solar+Farm+Now+On%21 host=Clean+Technica short=1pFCC snip=%C2%A0+At+about+11am+local+time+near+the+Western+Australian+town+of+Geraldton+this+morning%2C+Australia%E2%80%99s+first-utility+scale+solar+farm+was+officially+switched+on.+It+was+a+suitably+sunny+day+%28blighted+by+three+million+flies%29+and+although+just+10MW+in+size%2C+and+built+courtesy+of+funding+from+the+local%26hellip%3B thumb=3040780 jump=4]

October 11th

Australian Territory (ACT) Outlines Plan for 90% Renewable Energy by 2020

This news concerning renewable energy planning in Australia is tremendously encouraging. From Zach Shahan at Clean Technica. [repostus hash=c45e0b56055ad87749a58aa7e985ce78 title=Australian+Territory+%28ACT%29+Outlines+Plan+for+90%25+Renewable+Energy+by+2020 host=Clean+Technica short=1oWc9 snip=%C2%A0This+article+was+originally+published+on+Renew+Economy.+It+has+been+reposted+with+full+permission.+The+ACT+government+has+outlined+an+ambitious+plan+to+source+90+per+cent+of+its+energy+requirements+from+renewable+energy+by+2020%2C+with+solar%2C+wind+and+energy+efficiency+at+the+centrepiece+of+its+strategy%26hellip%3B thumb=2993355 jump=4]

October 2nd

Guest Post: Effective Measures to Consider in Choosing an Electrical Contractor

There are certain things that one needs to keep in mind while availing the service of an electrical contractor, the prime reason of this being the fact that there are several electrical contractors in the league today and they all provide a competitive service. In order to get the best service by choosing the best contractor, you need to keep in mind a few things that would ensure a smooth competition of your project.

September 5th