Urbanism

When the rains stop

BATHURST BURR: At Picton, near the NSW coast at the prize-winning Country Valley Dairy, about 350 kilometres to the east of Jemalong and 60 km west from Sydney, fifth-generation farmer John Fairley has not had good rain since July 2017.

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Researchers pull CO2 from sky and turn it into fuel

Atmospheric carbon dioxide has hit 410 parts per million, but a Canadian company founded by a Harvard University physicist says it has developed the technology to start cost-effectively pulling it from the sky.

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Bob Brown: the next big battle for Tasmania is The Tarkine

It’s World Environment Day on 5 June and 35 years after leading the fight to save the Franklin River in Tasmania and starting the most successful alternative political party in its wake, The Greens, Bob Brown reckons we’ve got another big environmental fight on our hands in Tasmania to save The Tarkine/takayna wilderness.

New Paris district shows how to create truly sustainable cities

A regenerated neighbourhood of Paris is becoming a world-leading example of how to construct a sustainable, net-zero carbon city with Passivhaus design, renewables, biodiversity improvement, water sensitive urban design and smart waste practices.

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Revealed: car dealers a roadblock to electric vehicles

In the property industry real estate agents have been cited as one of the biggest barriers to uptake of sustainable housing and technology such as solar. Now it seems the equivalent in the car space – the dealer – is actively discouraging uptake of electric vehicles (EVs).