Are bio-derived plastics the solution to plastic pollution?
November 23, 2021
Do you know your biodegradable from your oxo-degradable plastics? We give you the rundown on plastic packaging alternatives and their eco credentials.
Facing the future of disaster resilience
November 18, 2021
Extreme events continue to challenge Australians under a changing climate. We explore the role of science in helping build our resilience as we prepare for future disasters and improve our response and recovery.
Issue 283 – Building resilience
In this issue of ECOS, we look at the research behind building Australia’s resilience for the future.
Protecting the health of Australians through improved bushfire smoke forecasting
Air quality forecasting improvements will be able to provide hourly and daily information on pollutants in the air to help fire and environmental authorities, and the community.
Shoring up Norfolk Island’s water supply
On Norfolk Island, conserving water has been a way of life for generations. But when the island faced a water emergency in 2019-20, it became clear the natural water balance was changing. A detailed study of the island’s water resources is revealing what’s behind the change and how the island might strengthen its future water resilience.
Protecting your grand designs from turning to ashes
As we head into another bushfire season, a new online guide offers advice on building and retrofitting homes for bushfire resilience.