THE Queensland coast has potentially a deadly, dangerous figure breeding in large numbers this summer. The jellyfish is dominating the sea as far as Moreton Bay with a ship worker becoming a victim in a chain of incidents along the coast. Dr Lisa Gershwyn told The Age: “We’re definitely having an irukandji bloom right now, [...]
WORLD leaders walked away from Copenhagen with no solution on how to curb the inevitable climate change. In the most important climate change meeting since Kyoto – where the first treaty was written – world leaders must agree on a solution to cut global greenhouse emissions in time to avoid catastrophic climate change. Both America [...]
THERE have been fears for marine life recently in New South Wales after a cruise liner dropped their anchor in Batemans Bay. Some local environmentalists fear the ship, The World, could damage the fragile ecosystem of Batemans Marine Park, according to The Age. It has always been a topical conversation when bringing up who is in the [...]
AUSTRALIA is well on track to records its second hottest year since records began after having recorded its hottest six months ever according to the Bureau of Meteorology. In a scary thought for Victorians after its Black Saturday bushfires, it is expected to be even hotter in January and February than last year. The World [...]
CLIMATE change continues to be in full swing with most Australian capital cities posting their hottest November on record. Melbourne has had a strange month of weather that has produced above-average rainfall but still record temperatures. The city’s average maximum temperature was 27.6 degrees to Saturday, besting the 1862 record of 25.5 degrees for the whole of [...]
WATER or the survival of species, that is what Environment Minister Peter Garrett had to weigh up this week in relation to the Traveston Crossing Dam in Queensland. The Queensland lungfish, the Mary River turtle, the Mary River cod, Coxen’s fig parrot and the Giant Barred Frog. And that was where Wednesday’s decision was made [...]
We all know how important it is to be frugal with water – just imagine if it all ran out! This is especially true if you’re living in the state of Victoria. These tips could make all the difference to the environment and to your pocket.
The most household energy created comes from our hot water usage, so it makes sense that we would try and use the sun to solar heat our water. Aside from roof tanks and heat pumps there are two main solar water heating systems- flat plate collectors and evacuated tube collectors.
We all know our water is slowly wasting away, that is why we need to do something about it. But first we need to be aware of how we are wasting it and the ways we can help save our precious water.
Everyday we consume around 280 litres of water and it seems that more and more of us are taking water for granted. It is easy to think we will have an endless supply of water but without careful management our precious water could be gone before we know it.