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Australian wines a carbon neutral world first

Monday, 21 September 2009

An Australian wine company claims to have become the first in the world to produce an entirely carbon neutral range of wines.

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Tiny nanotubes to generate big solar power

Friday, 18 September 2009

Tiny carbon structures, called 'carbon nanotubes', may form the building blocks of new, highly efficient solar cells, according to recent research.

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New advertising code to crack down on greenwash

Wednesday, 16 September 2009

Australia's advertising industry is finally cracking down on greenwash, with the Australian Association of National Advertisers publishing an Environmental Claims in Advertising and Marketing Code.

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Australia tops 'climate criminals' list - now world's biggest polluter

Tuesday, 15 September 2009

A report by British risk analysis company Maplecroft has found that Australia has overtaken the United States as the world's largest polluter and is now leading the world in per capita emissions of carbon dioxide, topping a list of 185 countries.

Solar energy

National feed-in tariff good for jobs and renewables

Tuesday, 15 September 2009

A national feed-in tariff is the way to go to create thousands of Australian jobs, support the uptake of renewable energy technologies and put the nation on the right green track, a new Greenpeace report suggests.

Bluefin tuna

A possible repreive for bluefin tuna

Thursday, 10 September 2009

Atlantic bluefin tuna fishing and trade could soon be banned around the world, with the European Commission yesterday giving provisional backing for plans to list the fish as a species in the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES).

Seaweed to help cows fart less methane

Wednesday, 9 September 2009

Feeding cows a diet of seaweed could help cut the methane emissions they belch and fart, Australian researchers believe.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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