Category: Australia

Is Cashmere Sustainable?

Written by | April 30th, 2013

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Where does cashmere come from, and how can we make its production more sustainable? Jack Hurd explores in a new installment of All ‘Bout Commodities.

The Green Buzz: Friday, April 26

Written by | April 26th, 2013

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Today’s green news may inspire you to hop on your bike this weekend!

  1. More than 500 cities in 49 countries now have bike-sharing programs. (TreeHugger)
  2. Pea soup anyone? Algae blooms make for fascinating photos. (National Geographic)
  3. In Australia, a common place to find koalas is in the hospital. The cause? Chlamydia. (BBC Nature)
  4. Monkey see, monkey do. Like humans, monkeys and whales both react to peer pressure. (Huffington Post)
  5. Pay attention, class: college campuses are teaching us how to build a clean energy future. (CleanTechnica)

A Bower Bird’s Lessons of Courtship

Written by | February 13th, 2013

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Just in time for Valentine’s Day, we’re taking a closer look at the bizarre mating habits of bower birds.

The Green Buzz: Monday, February 11

Written by | February 11th, 2013

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Have a sssssssuper new year.

  1. It’s the year of the snake! (Mongabay)
  2. Pope Benedict XVI, an advocate of the “cleaner, greener lifestyle,” will step down at the end of this month. (Treehugger)
  3. Rotating air gardens? Okay. (Inhabitat)
  4. Last year, wind power capacity grew 20% worldwide. (Guardian)
  5. Just how dangerous is hair dye? (Grist)

Farming Carbon with Fire: Helping Northern Australia Restore Natural Burn Patterns

Written by | January 17th, 2013

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Dr. Michael Looker shares some big news from Fish River Station and what it could mean for Indigenous Australians and traditional fire regimes across the north.

Championing Conservation in Australia

Written by | November 30th, 2012

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As The Nature Conservancy in Australia embarks on a new chapter, its director, Dr. Michael Looker, reflects on the past and future of a life in conservation.

People Power Stops Super Trawler in Australia

Written by | September 17th, 2012

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The recent ban on a “super trawler” in Australia comes down not to scientific evidence but to public opinion on how fish should be caught. Eddie Game dives into the issue.

A Scientist’s Australian Reserve, for Nature and Family

Written by | August 28th, 2012

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Taking care of nature isn’t just a job for James Fitzsimons. In addition to directing conservation efforts for the Conservancy in Australia, he runs his own nature reserve that’s home to a wide range of interesting creatures. Take a look.

Cool Green Morning: Monday, July 30

Written by | July 30th, 2012

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Hopefully some great green news will make your Monday a little less painful:

  1. These American Olympians deserve gold medals in greenness. (Treehugger)
  2. A former climate skeptic changes his mind. (DotEarth)
  3. These green cowboys are taking care of the land and still making money. Yeehaw! (Christian Science Monitor)
  4. What should you do with “gray” water? (Grist)
  5. In Australia, waves are for hangin’ 10 and also for energy. (CleanTechnica)

A Significant Signing: Launching Australia’s Largest Protected Area

Written by | July 16th, 2012

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Learn how the Conservancy is helping manage Australia’s largest — and newest — protected area.

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