The tree-mapping project was intended to allow citizens to report problems with trees in their neighbourhood Photo: Alamy

Residents of Melbourne send thousands of love letters to city’s trees

The city of Melbourne assigned trees email addresses so citizens could report problems. Instead, people wrote thousands of love letters to their favourite trees. “My dearest Ulmus,” the message began. “As I... Read more »

Sydney Water proposes to slash up to $100 from household bills

Households will save up to $100 on their water bill each year under a proposal from Sydney Water. Sydney Water’s pricing proposal to slash household and business bills for four years from... Read more »

Great Barrier Reef outlook poor but not ‘in danger’ UNESCO says

  The heritage committee of the UNESCO cultural agency said on Wednesday that the outlook for Australia’s Great Barrier Reef was poor due to threats including pollution and climate change but stopped... Read more »
Trees

Benefits of Trees – Closer you live to trees, the better off you are

By James Hamblin John “Johnny Appleseed” Chapman stomped through the Midwestern winter snow with bare feet. His cloak was a lightly modified coffee sack with holes for his head and arms that—all... Read more »
Delhi, India

Environment Day 2015: 13 out of world’s top 20 polluted cities in India

Indian capital New Delhi is the reigning king of polluted cities in the world. Delhi has the highest level of the airborne particulate matter, PM2.5 considered most harmful to health, with 153... Read more »

Australians, unlike their politicians, care about the environment

On World Environment Day ACF’s CEO Kelly O’Shanassy says politicians need to start acting in the interests of the people they represent   By Kelly O’Shanassy I spent part of my childhood... Read more »

Students celebrate Environment Day at Adelaide Botanic Gardens today

MORE than 2500 school students will “take a closer look” at nature and celebrate World Environment Day at the Adelaide Botanic Gardens today (Friday June 5). The huge event features 35 interactive... Read more »

Air pollution level in Delhi exceeds WHO limits: Govt

By: Press Trust of India The level of air pollution in Delhi exceeds the limits prescribed by the World Health Organisation (WHO), government said in Rajya Sabha on Thursday. The air quality monitoring... Read more »