Between a rock and a fast pace

Dave Whitfield "Karawatha Forest Park" by Brisbane City Council (CC BY 2.0) Between Brisbane and Logan, bordered by the Gateway and Logan motorways, surrounded by truck depots and sprawling housing developments, sits almost 1000 … [Read more...]

Bottle-bricking for the planet

Marley Moore A bottle brick by M. Valdes (CC BY-SA 2.0) This viral TikTok might be the newest way of reducing plastic waste A Florida-based student posted a video on TikTok about ‘bottle bricking’ which reached over 3 million views. In … [Read more...]

Campus take-over

Dave Whitfield Image by sandid from Pixabay With most Griffith University students mainly studying online, the Nathan campus has been very quiet. However, the forest that surrounds the campus has been a hub of activity. Dave Whitfield … [Read more...]

Silk from the sewer

ISABELLA PORRAS Green bushels of mulberry swaying in the wind The untouched power of wastewater A journey to silk Wastewater, a common enough sight dripping and swirling through storm drains and snaking its way around the bustling … [Read more...]

Explainer: Implementing greenspace In urban development

Indio Myles The Queensland state government has control of the balance between infrastructure growth and the development of green space in urban areas. Where do the main parties stand on prioritising this balance?  The benefits of … [Read more...]

Explainer – Electric Vehicles in Queensland

Benjamin Ruge Just two of Queensland’s major political parties – Labor and Greens - go to the election with an electric vehicle strategy. They share the ambition to increase the number of battery charging stations throughout the state. The LNP offers … [Read more...]

Debate continues over Gold Coast shark nets

Great White Shark Gerald Schombs/Unsplash

CRYSTAL FOX AND ROSE MANSON The use of controversial shark nets to reduce the chances of shark attacks on Gold Coast beaches continues to cause debate, with many believing the nets are too much of a danger to other marine animals.   The … [Read more...]

Rebuilt Binna Burra Lodge going strong

Binna Burra Lodge's new Sky Lodges

LIV EINEMO TOENJUM AND STAFF WRITERS Binna Burra Lodge is open again almost a year after the original lodge was destroyed by bushfire, thanks to a strong brand and a concentrated recovery effort.   The Lamington National Park ecotourism … [Read more...]

Donations vital for busy wildlife hospital

Currumbin Wildlife Hospital

ALEX MCKENNA Currumbin Wildlife Hospital is one of the busiest wildlife hospitals in the world, but without donations and the support of the community the hospital would be unable to keep its doors open.     The Gold Coast … [Read more...]

Program set to inspire environmental crusaders

Larissa Rose Project 2020

ROSIE BALL A new Gold Coast environmental education and waste management program is preparing to inspire the next generation of environmental crusaders.   Project 2020 – a program designed to educate four to 12-year-old students about … [Read more...]