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Relocating fish by hand from drying watering holes has teenager braving barbs and saving 100 native fish
A teenage boy from drought-ravaged Tenterfield is so worried about the health of the fish in his farm’s river he has taken matters into his own hands to save them – one at a time.
“They are getting it from both sides – from investors pushing at AGMs for public statements and emissions-reduction targets, and from customers saying we want this stuff,” John O’Brien, Deloitte partner of energy transition, said. “There’s a reason why BHP, Rio and others are going on this route.”
Rubber thongs, soft-drink bottles and cigarette butts are some of the worst pollutants we leave in our oceans – which is why they have now been turned into works of art for a new exhibition.
If you order a long black, latte or cappuccino on an Air New Zealand flight, you’ll be able to eat the cup too — and according to the airline, it will taste like vanilla. ‘Twiice’ – the local company behind the new cups – is also working on an edible range of crockery it expects to roll out in 2020.
Tribal elder and Yugul Mangi Ranger Winston Thompson knows that when the dragonflies come, so too will the cold. He knows that when the grass turns brown, the dikdik – Leichardt’s grasshoppers – are on their way. And in April, after the rains have stopped, burning can begin again.
When Chamila Hettiargchchige moved to Melbourne from rural Sri Lanka 17 years ago, recycling was one of the many things that was new to her. With the help of a council education program, she is now a model of waste reduction.
If you were told this pile of stockings stuffed with human hair was the key to saving oceans during oil spills, you’d be forgiven for thinking it was a joke. But thanks to extensive research at the University of Technology Sydney, the newly-discovered aid has revolutionised the clean-up process with one Sydney barber leading the way when it came to finding a use for all of its store’s waste.
A group of leading Melbourne universities and businesses has joined forces to procure 113GWh a year of renewable energy generation, marking the second major bulk-buy renewables project to be led by the City of Melbourne.
Plans to harvest solar energy in the Australian desert to supply power to Singapore is one step closer to becoming a reality after an “oversubscribed”capital raising attracted the attention of some of Australia’s richest investors. Co-founder of software success story Atlassian, Mike Cannon-Brookes, and mining magnate Andrew Forrest have both invested in the Northern Territory project through separate companies.
Australian scientists have developed a technology they say could make all plastic recyclable, as the country grapples with how to deal with its waste crisis. The patented technology was created by Len Humphreys and Sydney University professor Thomas Maschmeyer, who say it could process plastics that cannot currently be recycled.