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By Author: Isabelle Kingsley

Wave Energy Technology: Greek sea goddess CETO to the rescue

Named after a Greek sea goddess, CETO is a wave energy technology that converts ocean swells into zero-emission electricity and zero-emission desalinated freshwater.

By: Isabelle Kingsley, Category: Lifelong Learning, Date: 29 Dec 2011

Geosequestration: Sweeping CO2 under the rug?

Is pumping carbon dioxide into the ground a novel solution to reducing greenhouse gases leading to climate change or is it just sweeping the problem under the rug?

By: Isabelle Kingsley, Category: Lifelong Learning, Date: 07 Dec 2011

Toad Busting: The battle against cane toad invasion

The battle continues with the cane toads that will soon be reaching the Bungle Bungle range in the World Heritage Listed Purnululu National Park in Western Australia.

By: Isabelle Kingsley, Category: Lifelong Learning, Date: 23 Nov 2011

National Recycling Week 2011: November 7 to 13

Join together to reduce, reuse and recycle! Take part in loads of events throughout the country and contribute to reducing waste in Australia.

By: Isabelle Kingsley, Category: Lifelong Learning, Date: 08 Nov 2011

Saving money could be costing you heaps

When shopping for appliances, it’s easy to compare purchase price to save money. But what about the cost to run an appliance over its lifetime—don’t you wish you could compare that too?

By: Isabelle Kingsley, Category: Lifelong Learning, Date: 03 Nov 2011

Mining in the backyard

Privately owned land can be mined, and there is not much farmers can do or say about it. Should farmers have more rights to what happens on their own turf?

By: Isabelle Kingsley, Category: Lifelong Learning, Date: 19 Oct 2011

The Carbon Tax Controversy

Currently, when you buy something that relies on carbon-intensive materials or manufacturing, the price you pay does not reflect the cost it has on the environment. Is the carbon tax a brilliant solution to climate change or does it mean pain with no environmental gain?

By: Isabelle Kingsley, Category: Lifelong Learning, Date: 06 Oct 2011

The debate continues - Coal Seam Gas

The Coal Seam Gas (CSG) industry has recently launched an advertising campaign to try and convince the public of the safety and economic benefit of gas wells. But not everyone is convinced.

By: Isabelle Kingsley, Category: Lifelong Learning, Date: 26 Sep 2011

Extended Producer Responsibility: Choice or Duty?

Should the government impose schemes for industries to bear the responsibility for the impact that their products have on the environment?

By: Isabelle Kingsley, Category: Lifelong Learning, Date: 14 Sep 2011

Eureka! Triumph for Carbon Neutral Events

Events, whether large or small, impact the environment—they consume a lot of resources and produce excessive waste. You can make any event carbon neutral by measuring its footprint and offsetting the impact of this through the purchase of carbon offsets.

By: Isabelle Kingsley, Category: Lifelong Learning, Date: 07 Sep 2011