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Is the first wave of climate migrants landing in Hobart?

Anecdotal evidence is stacking up to suggest that people are migrating to places they think will offer some refuge from climate change, such as Hobart. And it may no longer be only disgruntled climate change scientists, frustrated that their doomsday forecasts are being ignored.

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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.

How Melbourne is succeeding in Greening the West

A major greening program by Melbourne’s City West Water has been a boon for the city’s disadvantaged areas, with close to one million trees planted over the past six years, according to new RMIT research.

Sustainable design stars at state architecture awards

Tremendous examples of sustainable design feature among the winning projects in this year’s Queensland, ACT, Victoria, Tasmania and the Northern Territory state architecture awards, across categories including public architecture, commercial…

Off-grid hybrid project set for Flinders Island

Hydro Tasmania will develop a combination solar, wind, diesel and storage system for Flinders Island thanks to $5.5 million in funding from the Australian Renewable Energy Agency.

Austral gets carbon neutral tick for bricks

By Cameron Jewell

18 March 2014 — Austral has become the first company to create bricks and pavers certified as carbon neutral under the government’s national Carbon Offset Standard.