Saving the Amazon: The fight to preserve the world's largest tropical rainforest | Four Corners

The Amazon plays a vital part in regulating the planet’s temperature. And yet, in the last year, forest destruction in the Brazilian Amazon soared by 85 per cent. Protected trees cut down illegally are destined for common building supplies like decking and doors. Cleared land is then used to house cattle being farmed to meet… Continue reading Saving the Amazon: The fight to preserve the world's largest tropical rainforest | Four Corners

The dark side of Australia's rooftop solar energy obsession | 7.30

Rooftop solar is considered one of Australia’s renewable energy success stories. But an audit of the clean energy regulator has found there are potentially tens of thousands of badly installed and even unsafe systems on rooftops. Some experts even believe Australia has become a dumping ground for poor quality solar products. Liz Hobday takes a… Continue reading The dark side of Australia's rooftop solar energy obsession | 7.30

Destruction of the Rainforest 2019

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Saving the Amazon: The fight to preserve the world's largest tropical rainforest | Four Corners

The Amazon plays a vital part in regulating the planet’s temperature. And yet, in the last year, forest destruction in the Brazilian Amazon soared by 85 per cent. Protected trees cut down illegally are destined for common building supplies like decking and doors. Cleared land is then used to house cattle being farmed to meet… Continue reading Saving the Amazon: The fight to preserve the world's largest tropical rainforest | Four Corners

Saving the Amazon: The fight to preserve the world's largest tropical rainforest | Four Corners

The Amazon plays a vital part in regulating the planet’s temperature. And yet, in the last year, forest destruction in the Brazilian Amazon soared by 85 per cent. Protected trees cut down illegally are destined for common building supplies like decking and doors. Cleared land is then used to house cattle being farmed to meet… Continue reading Saving the Amazon: The fight to preserve the world's largest tropical rainforest | Four Corners

The dark side of Australia's rooftop solar energy obsession | 7.30

Rooftop solar is considered one of Australia’s renewable energy success stories. But an audit of the clean energy regulator has found there are potentially tens of thousands of badly installed and even unsafe systems on rooftops. Some experts even believe Australia has become a dumping ground for poor quality solar products. Liz Hobday takes a… Continue reading The dark side of Australia's rooftop solar energy obsession | 7.30

The dark side of Australia's rooftop solar energy obsession | 7.30

Rooftop solar is considered one of Australia’s renewable energy success stories. But an audit of the clean energy regulator has found there are potentially tens of thousands of badly installed and even unsafe systems on rooftops. Some experts even believe Australia has become a dumping ground for poor quality solar products. Liz Hobday takes a… Continue reading The dark side of Australia's rooftop solar energy obsession | 7.30

Saving the Amazon: The fight to preserve the world's largest tropical rainforest | Four Corners

The Amazon plays a vital part in regulating the planet’s temperature. And yet, in the last year, forest destruction in the Brazilian Amazon soared by 85 per cent. Protected trees cut down illegally are destined for common building supplies like decking and doors. Cleared land is then used to house cattle being farmed to meet… Continue reading Saving the Amazon: The fight to preserve the world's largest tropical rainforest | Four Corners

Saving the Amazon: The fight to preserve the world's largest tropical rainforest | Four Corners

The Amazon plays a vital part in regulating the planet’s temperature. And yet, in the last year, forest destruction in the Brazilian Amazon soared by 85 per cent. Protected trees cut down illegally are destined for common building supplies like decking and doors. Cleared land is then used to house cattle being farmed to meet… Continue reading Saving the Amazon: The fight to preserve the world's largest tropical rainforest | Four Corners

Smart watering to reduce air temperature

During the Millennial Drought, watering the garden – or even worse, the lawn – was strictly banned in many parts of the country. But in South Australia this thinking has now changed. Greg Ingleton from SA Water explains a new program called Smart Watering. “We know that plants and grass and trees can cool the… Continue reading Smart watering to reduce air temperature

How to make the most out of grey water in any garden

A few years ago, during a time of significant water restrictions Australia-wide, gardeners started discovering greywater as a fantastic resource for watering their garden. With many Australians again suffering the effects of low rainfall, it’s time for Josh to answer the big questions – what IS greywater, how can we use it, is it safe… Continue reading How to make the most out of grey water in any garden

Build your own aquaponics garden

Jerry Coleby-Williams visits environmental scientist Kieran Richardt in an industrial estate to see his teaching space, which includes an aquaponic green wall. The self-contained recirculating system contains fish in a reservoir at its base, so the green wall is watered with fertiliser-rich fish waste. It shows ways of tying terrestrial and aquatic environments. Grow lamps… Continue reading Build your own aquaponics garden

Productive upcycled food forest in suburban Sydney garden

Owner: Nita Lo Location: Middle Cove, Sydney, NSW Climate Zone: Warm Temperate to Sub-Tropical Garden established: 2016 – 2017 Style: Food forest style garden designed using permaculture principles, sustainable practices, and some self-preservation as well! Nita explains – “my garden is on a slope, quite a steep slope…. it’s a 7m cliff from the top… Continue reading Productive upcycled food forest in suburban Sydney garden

A prize-winning native garden

Jerry visits an award-winning native garden just outside of Toowoomba Maria and Gordon Reynolds have received several Carnival of Flowers competition awards for their garden and although this gives them a real boost, their main motivation is to show people what can be achieved with native plants. The garden has been created over a 10… Continue reading A prize-winning native garden