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Coal

Phasing out Hazelwood

Tuesday, 8 February 2011

The past, present and future of Australia’s most notorious coal-fired power plant, Hazelwood in Victoria.

Gilbert's Potoroo

Assisted migration

Tuesday, 23 February 2010

Moving animals to save them from floods, fires and drought is reminiscent of the tale of Noah's Ark, but this radical plan is being considered to save some species from climate change.

Ranger uranium mine

Uranium mining

Wednesday, 5 August 2009

The run-down of the controversy surrounding uranium mining in Australia.

Australian 10 cent coin

Container Deposit Legislation

Wednesday, 1 July 2009

Container deposit legislation (CDL) establishes a system for getting 10 cents back when you hand in your old drink bottles and cans.

The parched Murray-Darling Basin

The Murray-Darling Basin

Wednesday, 3 June 2009

The Murray-Darling Basin is an important agricultural region and is home to protected wetlands and a host of native plants and animals. It's also an area under extreme stress from drought, climate change and poor water management.

Earth

Greenhouse gases

Wednesday, 6 May 2009

Greenhouse gases (GHG) are the gaseous parts of our atmosphere that contribute to the greenhouse effect - a phenomenon that causes the Earth's atmosphere to heat up.

carbon sequestration

Carbon Sequestration

Wednesday, 1 April 2009

Carbon sequestration is the storage of carbon dioxide (CO2) to prevent its release into the atmosphere where it contributes to global warming.

Garden hose

Greywater

Wednesday, 4 March 2009

Greywater is the type of wastewater you generate from household activities such a bathing and doing the laundry. You can use it to help conserve water around the house and garden.

Palm Oil plantation

Palm oil

Wednesday, 11 February 2009

Used in everything from cosmetics to snack foods, most of us are eating and using palm oil without even knowing it. But this ever-present vegetable oil is wreaking havoc with rainforests and the critters that call them home.

garden grub

Companion planting

Wednesday, 4 February 2009

Companion planting involves planting two or more crops or other plants together in the hopes that they will help each other grow and thrive.

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