Posts tagged with ‘climate change’

  • LJ Hooker goes green to cuts costs

    By Dan Gaffney on March 27, 2014
    Good for business, good for the environment. That’s the catch-cry of LJ Hooker’s sustainability program, which is helping its real estate network cut leading business costs – power, paper and petrol. Launched in early 2012, LJ Hooker’s 3Ps program puts sustainability at the centre of the biggest motivators in the real estate sector – sales and savings. The 3Ps program gives its […]
  • Extinction crisis looms in Oceania: landmark study

    By Dan Gaffney on March 5, 2014
    Governments must act urgently to halt loss of habitats and invading species that are posing major threats to biodiversity and causing species extinctions across Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands, according to a landmark new study. Published in the international journal Conservation Biology, the report is the first comprehensive review of more than 24,000 scientific publications related to conservation in […]
  • Going solar: UNSW launches star power

    By Dan Gaffney on January 23, 2014
    Solar electric power is the fastest-growing energy market in the world. Demand is growing at more than 40 per cent annually, which is good news for an energy source recognised as one of the best ways to transition to a cleaner, sustainable energy future. UNSW is a world leader in solar cell technology, with a substantial portfolio of patented technologies, […]
  • The changing course of water in our landscape

    By Dan Gaffney on January 22, 2014
    One vital element has the ability to alter our environments forever – water. Forget oil. Water is becoming the world’s most precious commodity, with water security and innovation in conservation, management and recycling increasingly driving nations’ responses to climate change. UNSW researchers are taking an integrated approach to research across the entire water cycle, with projects as varied as recycling, […]