What’s the cost of cycling vs driving.

Author: Alan Davies
Date: 11th of May 2016
The social costs of cycling are much lower than those of driving but according to a recent Danish study it's not because of reduced pollution or emissions The findings from a new study on the costs and benefits of cycling have gotten plenty of attention in mainstream and social media because they t...

Environmental score card shows Australia is once again in decline.

Author: David Summers and Albert Van Dijk
Date: 11th of May 2016
After some unusually wet years, our landscape and ecosystems have once again returned to poorer conditions that were last experienced during the Millennium Drought. That is the main conclusion of Australia’s Environment in 2015 – an environmental score card and accompanying data explorer that w...

Ikea unveils ambition to be number one global residential solar retailer.

Author: Jonathan Gifford
Date: 11th of April 2016
The Swedish home furnishing giant is rolling out its residential solar program in three European countries in the coming months before expanding its solar sales points in stores globally. It aims to be the largest residential solar retailer globally. Building on its pioneering role in installing la...

The largest river on Earth is invisible — and airborne

Author: Dan Kedmey
Source: TED
Date: 23rd of March 2016
On a typical sunny day in the Amazon, 20 billion metric tons of water flow upward through the trees and pour into the air, an invisible river that flows through the sky across a continent.  “This river of vapor that comes up from the forest and goes into the atmosphere is greater than the A...

An environmentally just city works best for all in the end.

Author: Anitra Nelson
Date: 7th of March 2016
Melbourne’s population is expected to almost double by mid-century, overtaking Sydney as Australia’s biggest city. But all states are growing and the increases are concentrated in the capital cities. Along with adaptation, developing resilience and decarbonising buildings and other infrastru...

It takes a lot of water to feed us, but recycled water could help.

Author: Rachel Carey, Jennifer Sheridan and Seona Candy
Date: 7th of March 2016
 Australians eat a lot of water – the water that is used to produce our food. New findings from our Foodprint Melbourne study estimate that more than 475 litres of water is used to grow each person’s food every day. This is just the irrigation water used to grow our food. We consume much mo...