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Solar panels on roof

More money back for solar power

Tuesday, 10 November 2009

A gross feed-in tariff for solar power, intended to support the growth and uptake of renewable energy, has been announced for New South Wales, with householders set to get $1,500 back a year.

Green energy

New energy efficiency programs

Monday, 9 November 2009

The Government has announced three major household efficiency initiatives that are set to prevent up to 19.5 million tonnes of emissions every year by 2020, and save the Australian economy up to $22 billion over the coming years.

E-waste

"Historic": national e-waste program for 2011

Thursday, 5 November 2009

Australia's environment ministers have today endorsed a new national waste policy, which will establish a landmark scheme for recycling televisions and computers.

The Kihansi spray toad

"Extinction crisis mounting"

Wednesday, 4 November 2009

An update of the most comprehensive resource on the conservation status of plant and animal species around the world, the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species, has shown 17,291 of the 47,677 assessed species are threatened with extinction.

Trophy

Sustainable Cities Award winners announced

Wednesday, 4 November 2009

The City of Canada Bay in Sydney has won the Australian Sustainable Cities Award for 2009, while other cities around the country have been honoured for everything from community action to waste management.

Oil spill

West Atlas oil spill to affect marine life for years to come

Tuesday, 3 November 2009

As fire has engulfed the leaking West Atlas oil rig, further complicating the environmental catastrophe, a recent report from WWF suggests marine life off the Kimberly coastline is under huge threat from the spill.

Reading food labels

Making genetically modified foods easier to spot

Friday, 30 October 2009

Steering clear of genetically modified foods may soon be easier for shoppers, with both an independent review into food labelling on the way and a new guide to GM-free companies being launched.

Sun-like hot water tap

Australians looking to the sun for planet-friendly hot water

Wednesday, 28 October 2009

Over the next two years, one in every two Australian households will consider making the switch to solar water heating, according to a recent survey.

Baby orangutan

Conservation targets reassessed in the face of climate change

Wednesday, 28 October 2009

In the face of climate change, conservation biologists are setting minimum population size targets too low to prevent the extinction of endangered plants animals, according to an Australian study.

Fishing gear

Cuts to global bluefin tuna catch announced

Tuesday, 27 October 2009

The worldwide fishing quota of Southern bluefin tuna has been cut by 20 per cent, following difficult negotiations at last week's meeting of the Commission for the Conservation of Southern Bluefin Tuna in South Korea.

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