Sustainability

Smart standards for smarter cities

10 February, 2020 by Daniel Chidgey* | Supplied by: Standards Australia

In 2020, Standards Australia is ramping up its work alongside government, industry, academia and relevant stakeholders to help make smart cities a reality.


Sugar ant pee preference may reduce greenhouse gases

10 February, 2020

Sugar ants nocturnally forage on urine to extract nitrogen molecules, some of which could end up in the greenhouse gas nitrous oxide.


Michell Optidew 501 chilled mirror hygrometer

07 February, 2020 | Supplied by: AMS Instrumentation & Calibration Pty Ltd

Michell's Optidew 501 chilled mirror hygrometer is designed for use in industrial humidity control and precision laboratory applications.


Arcadis launches new digital business

05 February, 2020

Arcadis has launched Arcadis Gen — a new global digital business to help secure its position as a leading provider of data-driven products and solutions across the natural and built environment.


Infrastructure matters: shifting towards smart mobility

04 February, 2020 by Jacqui Banks, Melbourne City Exec — Arcadis Australia Pacific | Supplied by: Arcadis Pty Ltd

Connected and autonomous vehicle technologies offer exciting advantages for the future if transportation system owners and operators stay ahead of the curve.


Algae biotech research facility to launch in Noosa

04 February, 2020

Biotech start-up Provectus Algae will open a new research and development foundry in Noosa next month to further its groundbreaking work with algae as a platform to grow biologics.


Tesla purchase part of Caspak's futureproofing strategy

03 February, 2020 | Supplied by: Caspak Products Pty Ltd

Flexible packaging provider Caspak Australia is futureproofing its business by prioritising sustainability and innovation.


Australian cleantech industry tackles the climate crisis

31 January, 2020 | Supplied by: Nectar Creative Communications

Energy, water, waste, built environment, transport, agriculture and manufacturing will all be discussed at this year's cleantech event.


Post-fire logging will have catastrophic consequences, says ecologist

31 January, 2020

A world-leading ecologist has issued a dire warning of the terrible consequences of post-fire logging. The practice could have catastrophic environmental consequences.


CSIRO to steer nation on climate change strategies

30 January, 2020

National science agency CSIRO will deliver bushfire and climate change resilience measures to help prepare Australia for future years of extreme fire conditions.


Port of Newcastle gains EcoPort status

23 January, 2020

Port of Newcastle has been certified as an EcoPort under the global environmental and sustainability standard for the ports sector.


Insights 2020: Rafael Koenig, Weidmüller Australia

21 January, 2020 | Supplied by: Weidmuller Pty Ltd

Rafael details how Weidmüller is helping Australian companies adopt advanced manufacturing capababilities and discusses some key trends for 2020.


Making buildings smarter for a sustainable future

20 January, 2020 by Schneider Electric Australia | Supplied by: Schneider Electric

A community of building designers and system integrators are using smart building technologies today, to prepare our cities for a sustainable tomorrow.


CSIRO app helps sugarcane farmers manage fertiliser

17 January, 2020

An app developed by CSIRO will help sugarcane farmers in Far North Queensland manage fertiliser use and reduce nitrogen runoff to the Great Barrier Reef.


Model shows cooling planet will boost GDP

15 January, 2020

Solar geoengineering could play a key role in reducing income inequality between countries, according to research undertaken at the University of California San Diego.


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