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Runaway Global Warming Just Decades Away
Environment
Wednesday August 8 2018

Runaway Global Warming Just Decades Away

Earth may be just decades away from a climatic tipping point that triggers runaway global warming and threatens the future of humanity, scientists have warned.

Go Green for Healthy, Rich Cities: study
Green
Friday June 8 2018

Go Green for Healthy, Rich Cities: study

Green infrastructure - from more cycle lanes to cleaner air - not only helps the environment but also boosts jobs, health and productivity, according to research.

Smart Street Furniture Will Revolutionise the Public Realm
Public
Wednesday May 30 2018

Smart Street Furniture Will Revolutionise the Public Realm

Do you want to know if your city’s park benches or furniture are being used as a social space or for ‘rough sleeping’?

Smart Cities Move Beyond Hype into Reality
Technology
Tuesday April 10 2018

Smart Cities Move Beyond Hype into Reality

Do you want to know whether you are better off leaving for work now or in 15 minutes?

Study Raises Concerns About Lead Exposure
Environment
Wednesday March 14 2018

Study Raises Concerns About Lead Exposure

Environmental exposure to low levels of lead hidden in paint, soil and plumbing systems could be responsible for hundreds of premature deaths every year, an international...

Smart Cities Vital to Beat the Elements
Green
Tuesday February 27 2018

Smart Cities Vital to Beat the Elements

We are over half way through summer in the southern hemisphere and whilst we have battled heat waves and bush fires, our neighbours in the north...

Living Infrastructure and Environmental Rating Systems
Green
Friday February 23 2018

Living Infrastructure and Environmental Rating Systems

How can living infrastructure help you achieve environmental ratings like the WELL Building Standard, Living Building Challenge and Green Star?

Is Your Insulation Environmentally Friendly?
Green
Tuesday December 12 2017

Is Your Insulation Environmentally Friendly?

Most people already know the benefits of thermal insulation, but what about the environmental impacts of the actual insulation material, or how a building’s structure affects...

Australia on Track for 2020 Renewable Target
Energy
Wednesday November 29 2017

Australia on Track for 2020 Renewable Target

Australia is set to achieve its renewable energy target for 2020 as a jump in the uptake of large scale solar projects drives growth in renewables,...

Business
Nov 2 2018
Australia’s Property Sector Must Step Up on Paris Agreement

Back in December 2015, 174 countries and the European Union agreed to limit the increase in global average temperatures to well below two degrees Celsius above...

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Energy
Sep 27 2018
Renewable Energy Target Won't be Extended

The renewable energy target will not be replaced with "anything" when it expires in 2020, Energy Minister Angus Taylor has confirmed.

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Mining
Sep 27 2018
Climate Experts Call for WA Fracking Ban

The former head of the CSIRO's atmospheric research team and a former premier are among a group of more than 50 experts urging the Western Australian...

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Environment
Sep 14 2018
Climate Targets 'Not the Question'

Deputy Liberal leader and federal treasurer Josh Frydenberg has argued the conversation around energy policy needs to shift away from carbon emissions.

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Business
Sep 12 2018
One Million Ordered to Evacuate Florence

More than one million people have fled toward higher ground in a mass evacuation ordered three days before the expected arrival of Hurricane Florence.

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Energy
Sep 12 2018
Victorian Gov't Beefs up Renewable Energy

New solar and wind farms will pump more than 900 megawatts of energy into Victoria's grid following the state government's reverse auction.

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Energy
Sep 12 2018
AGL Exits Solar Installation Business

AGL has announced it will exit its rooftop solar business, incurring a $47 million loss in the process as a result of writedowns and closure costs.

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Environment
Sep 7 2018
Climate Top Threat to Pacific: Leaders

Australia's signing of a declaration calling climate change the "single greatest threat" to the Pacific region must be followed up with real action on emissions, environmental...

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Environment
Sep 6 2018
Morrison Weighs up Drought-proofing Tools

A national water transport network to help farmers is one proposal Prime Minister Scott Morrison will look at to guard against future droughts.

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