Climate Change

What is the greenhouse effect and where does climate change come into it? The greenhouse effect is a good thing. Greenhouse gases (GHG) in our atmosphere trap heat, warms our atmosphere and keeps our Earth at a comfortable 15 degrees. Additional greenhouse gases are released when we burn fossil fu...

Climate Change

What is the greenhouse effect and how does climate change come into it? The greenhouse effect is a good thing. Greenhouse gases in our atmosphere trap heat, warm our atmosphere and keep our Earth at a comfortable 15 degrees. Extra greenhouse gases are released when we burn fossil fuels. We mostly d...

Water

Taking care with water Remember the big drought we had from 1997 – 2009? More than 85% of Australians were on water restrictions. We even stopped watering our  driveways. Thankfully the rains have returned for now, but they seemed to have washed away our efforts around saving water. Most of our ...

Water

Taking care with water Remember the big drought we had from 1997 – 2009? More than 85% of Australians were on water restrictions. Some of us even stopped watering our driveways. Thankfully the rains have returned. But they seemed to have washed away our efforts to save water. Most of our drinking...

Energy

Where does our energy come from? Our way of life depends on energy from burning fossil fuels. Most of it is created as electricity from power stations and petroleum products we use in cars and other transport. We dig coal from the ground and pump natural gas and oil from wells. There are vast amoun...

Energy

Where does our energy come from? Our way of life depends on energy from burning fossil fuels. Most energy comes from burning coal in power stations that create electricity to power industry, homes and schools. Petrol and oil used to power cars, trucks andplanes is another big one. We dig coal from ...