Landcare tree planting

Landcare celebrates 20 years of volunteers

Tuesday, 8 September 2009

This week's Landcare Week is not only a celebration of efforts to help Australia's natural environment, but marks the 20th anniversary of the group's 100,000-strong, nation-wide volunteer network.

solar cells

New solar cells capture heat and light

Monday, 7 September 2009

Solar cells may soon be able to deliver energy as both heat and electricity, thanks to a new project at the Australian National University.

Fishing inspector

International agreement reached to combat illegal fishing

Thursday, 3 September 2009

More than 90 countries, including Australia, have agreed upon a new treaty designed to stop illegal fishing around the world.


Record breaking temperatures

Wednesday, 2 September 2009

The Northern Territory has recorded its hottest ever winter month on record, while records are also being broken in global temperature figures.


New research centre to fast-track clean fuels

Tuesday, 1 September 2009

A new, $2.3 million Australian research hub has been launched to fast-track the creation of clean alternative fuels.

Thredbo skier

40% less snow on Aussie ski fields by 2060

Monday, 31 August 2009

New research has revealed that global warming could lead to a dramatic reduction in Australia's alpine environments and ski fields over the next 50 years.

Boreal forest

World's last great forests under threat

Friday, 28 August 2009

The world's last remaining pristine forests - which hold about one-third of the world's stored carbon - are under increasing threat, a team of international researchers has found.

West Atlas drill

West Atlas oil spill highlights response shortcomings

Thursday, 27 August 2009

The large oil spill wallowing off the coast of Darwin may take as long as eight weeks to clean up, comes with a hefty dollar price tag and is causing immeasurable environmental damage, experts have said.

Fairtrade cocoa growers in Ghana

Cadbury announces Fairtrade move for chocolates

Wednesday, 26 August 2009

Cadbury Australia today announced plans for its Dairy Milk range to achieve Fairtrade certification by Easter 2010.

Solar power

Aussies help set new solar power world record

Tuesday, 25 August 2009

Australian solar cell researchers have played a key role in achieving the highest efficiency for solar power ever recorded, setting a new world record of 43 per cent of sunlight converted into electricity.

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