Farmer uses lemongrass ‘foam’ to produce eco-friendly boards

Farmer uses lemongrass ‘foam’ to produce eco-friendly boards By Marty McCarthy Sunday, 19th March 2017 Source: Swellnet – Farmer uses lemongrass foam to produce eco-friendly boards A Gold Coast farmer has dropped in on the surfboard manufacturing industry, by growing lemongrass and … Continued

Global carbon emissions have stalled: good news, but is it good enough?

Global carbon emissions have stalled: good news, but is it good enough? By Climate Council 21st November 2016 Original story: Global carbon emissions have stalled good news but is it good enough While the last few weeks have seen widespread uncertainty around the future … Continued

Nations agree to ban refrigerants that worsen climate change

Nations agree to ban refrigerants that worsen climate change By Nature October 2016 Use of heat-trapping hydrofluorocarbons to be cut sharply under ozone treaty. Gleb Garanich / REUTERS Negotiators from 197 countries have reached a historic agreement to reduce emissions of … Continued

Historic airline emissions agreement could be good news for forests

Historic airline emissions agreement could be good news for forests By Conservation International October 2016 Last week, 191 nations agreed on a plan to offset emissions from international air travel, committing to carbon-neutral growth starting in 2020. The resolution may … Continued

The Netherlands’ Tallest Timber Tower to be Built in Amsterdam

The Netherlands’ Tallest Timber Tower to be Built in Amsterdam By Archdaily October 2016 The municipality of Amsterdam has selected Team V Architectuur with Lingotto, Nicole Maarsen and ARUP to design HAUT, a 73 meter (240 foot) residential tower located … Continued

A Hot Tale by Wally Wallaby

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A Hot Tale by Wally Wallaby Poem by Frank Mills © 2016 Wally was out nibbling his forest grass Eating the sweetest as as he hopped past Smelling some smoke he lifted his head It’s a bush fire which bush creatures dread. … Continued

Greening cities makes for safer neighbourhoods

Greening cities makes for safer neighbourhoods In the 1953 short story The Man Who Planted Trees, a lone shepherd plants thousands of trees, transforming a desolate valley into a vibrant forest with pleasant villages and unspoiled wilderness. The moral of … Continued

Face of firefighting on Gold Coast changing due to climate change

Face of firefighting on Gold Coast changing due to climate change By Denis Doherty, Gold Coast Sun June 30, 2016 A generation of firefighting knowledge will be lost, thanks to climate change. That’s the view of former Mudgeeraba Rural Fire Brigade first … Continued

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