Seaside scavenge tackles plastic waste

RHYS PEMBERTON It gives beach-combing a whole new meaning: 2,427 cigarettes and 69kg of rubbish was picked up this month at the 'Seaside Scavenge' in Coolangatta.  The Travelling Trash Troupe -- a consortium of not-for-profit organisations … [Read more...]

New technique to grow avocado trees could make shortages of the fruit a thing of the past

RUBY PASCOE The new stem cell multiplication method could increase avocado production in Queensland by supplying 500-fold more avocado plants to the industry. Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation, Professor Neena Mitter is … [Read more...]

Queensland goes green

  TALISA ELEY Queensland will be hoping to turn around its woeful recycling record with a series of new environmentally-friendly law-changes next year. From next year single-use plastic bags will be banned state-wide, with customers … [Read more...]

Carindale fair promotes sustainability

EMILY FERNANDEZ Brisbane City Council held their Green Heart Fair, their biggest bi-annual community and sustainability festival at Carindale’s Recreation Reserve on Sunday. The festival promotes innovative green living in a family-friendly … [Read more...]

North Stradbroke home to ‘treasure trove’ of ancient wetlands

MADDELIN MCCOSKER Scientists from the University of Adelaide and the Queensland government have uncovered a 'treasure trove' of ancient wetlands on North Stradbroke Island. The research, led by Dr John Tibby, found that North Stradbroke's … [Read more...]

Carindale fair promotes sustainability

EMILY FERNANDEZ Brisbane City Council held their Green Heart Fair, their biggest bi-annual community and sustainability festival yesterday at Carindale’s Recreation Reserve. The festival is used to promote innovative green living in a … [Read more...]

Recycling trial aims to save 900 tonnes of waste

JAIME-LEE WOODS http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nSkTSsyludQ Gold Coast families can help reduce 900 tonnes of waste by disposing their used child car seats at the Reedy Creek Community Waste and Recycling Centre. With over 200,000 seats being … [Read more...]

The Nuclear Dilemma

SHARN KENNEDY "The release of atomic energy has not created a new problem. It has merely made more urgent the necessity of solving an existing one.” That was a quote from Albert Einstein, the man who first discovered how to tap into the atomic … [Read more...]

The dangers of discarded line

BY LIAM WIDDICOMBE A day fishing by the beach may seem like a harmless enough activity for most, however according to Rowley Goonan of Wild Bird Rescues, the discarded fishing line and hooks that you may leave behind can pose one of the greatest … [Read more...]

Crafted Coast Tours: the local Gold Coast experience

THOMAS PITTS I'll admit it: despite living in South East Queensland for most of my life, I haven't travelled within my amazing region. Where does one start there's too many options and hidden treasures? That's where Crafted Coast Tour Co fits … [Read more...]