From ABC Environment, 26 June 2013: A ‘VISIONARY’ federally-funded climate change research initiative has come to an end, leaving its extensive network of researchers — many of them recent graduates — pondering an uncertain future. The National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility (NCCARF) was established in 2008, with a five-year, $50 million mandate to address … Continue reading Climate change adaptation initiative feted and farewelled
From ABC Environment, 6 March 2013: BUSINESSES PROTESTS AGAINST the cost and delay associated with environmental impact assessments (EIAs). Green groups say they are not rigorous enough and that few projects are ever knocked back. Environmental consultants plead for more time, better funding and broader scope. The wider community clamours for its voice to be … Continue reading Do environmental impact assessments protect the environment?
From ABC Environment, 5 July 2010: Insurance companies stand to lose a lot of money if the climate changes in unpredictable ways so they have become partners in the push to save the globe. EVEN ON THE ALREADY enlarged scale of renewable energy projects, DESERTEC is ambitious. It aims to build more than 16,000 square … Continue reading Insurance companies: unlikely planet saviours
From ABC Environment, 21 June 2010: Under our noses, our bottoms, in our garbage bins, on our streets and in our landfills is waste. Lots of it. But for some very lateral-thinking entrepreneurs, finding the waste, meant finding an opportunity to make money. The 10 ideas that follow are no simple cash-a-can exchange scheme, however. … Continue reading Waste to wonderful
From ABC Science Online, 20 May 2010: It’s a simple question, and one we’re going to be asking ourselves more and more over the coming years. Why? Because that simple question is going to save the planet. Humanity has made spectacular technological progress over the last couple of centuries. We are healthier, wealthier, more mobile, … Continue reading What would nature do?
From ABC Environment, 4 April 2010: If we were in an action movie right now, we’d be thinking, “How can the hero possibly escape from this, kill the baddie, win the girl and save the planet?” The global financial crisis has sent shockwaves through the world’s economies the likes of which have not been experienced … Continue reading The sixth wave of innovation