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Eliminating waste and creating sustainable urban agglomerations

Mark Liebman's picture

Mimicking natural ecosystems can turn unsustainable towns into sustainable bioregions. Mark Liebman suggests a planning system that is beneficial for both the land users and the ecosystem inhabitants.

Schools as part of our urban landscape

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Schools are micro communities and need infrastructure and maintenance to function. Nicole Lewis argues that for the future harmony of our urban communities it is vital that schools consider their environmental footprint within their walls and beyond.

Coal Seam Gas and the future of manufacturing in Australia

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Seen as either environmental hazard or important source of energy, coal seam gas (CSG) development remains a controversial issue. Tim Mazzarol, Winthrop Professor at the University of Western Australia, explores the challenges the government, and Federal Industry Minister Ian Macfarlane in particular, are facing.

Energy Futures Enquiry completed

The Futures Project has launched its report following the Energy Futures Enquiry, run in association with AGL. The motivation of the enquiry was to capture the wisdom of crowds and identify consumer preferences in regard to energy delivery technology in the future.

Earth Day 2013

Earth Day logoEvery year on 22 April, more than one billion people take part in Earth Day. Across the globe individuals, communities, organisations and governments voice their concerns for the planet and take action to protect it. The Earth Day Network collects and displays images of people, animals and places directly affected or threatened by climate change, as well as images of people stepping up to do something about it.

Switching off for Earth Hour

Dermot O'Gorman's picture

As the world prepares to switch off for Earth Hour, WWF Australia CEO, Dermot O’Gorman, explains how this humble initiative has led to world-wide change.

Uranium trade spearheads development of India partnership

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The Queensland Government has decided to recommence uranium mining following Julia Gillard's recent dicussions with India over the sale of uranium to the country. Michael Angwin says that decision supports the national interest.

Building a sustainable future

Tom Quinn's picture

Nations around the world will look at the role green buildings and communities play during this World Green Building Week. Tom Quinn says Australia is recognised as a global leader in the green building space.

The case for bipartisanship on Kyoto

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The Kyoto Protocol is seen as an important first step towards a truly global emission reduction regime. The first phase of the agreement ends in December after which a new one needs to be negotiated. Will McGoldrick says it is time it received bipartisan support.

Caring for our country

The review of the Caring for our Country initiative launched last week. From 21 June to 15 August 2012, the Australian Government will be consulting on specific areas of the next phase of the program implementation that are still to be developed. Caring for our Country aims to achieve an environment that is healthy, better protected, well-managed, resilient and provides essential ecosystem services in a changing climate.