Auckland City Council’s restrictions on the removal of trees still apply until 1 January 2012 despite the passing of the Resource Management (Simplifying & Streamlining) Amendment Bill last night.
Garden pest control with Wally Richards
The met service has reported that we had the warmest August ever since records began with about 1.5 degrees above average, which does not seem a much on those odd cold days, but for a lot of insect pests it means an early arrival.
Auckland, New Zealand, 31 August 2009 – The National Institute of Water & Atmospheric Research (NIWA) and IBM (NYSE:IBM) today announced a multi-million dollar partnership where NIWA will purchase one of the world’s most powerful supercomputers for use in environmental forecasting. Continue reading
Sunlight brightens the paved streets and historic buildings of Havana, Cuba, bouncing off the tents of vendors and the tin drums of a street band. Once stricken by poverty and inequality, the city has slowly blossomed as a result of the bustling enterprise of urban agriculture. Between buildings and behind street walls, in every green space available, locals have cultivated crops, utilizing the techniques of sustainable urban farming. Continue reading
Denmark is truckloads of waste ahead of New Zealand when it comes to recycling.
When you visit a typical recycling depot in Denmark it can be difficult to know where to back in the trailer.
After all there’s the not just the sections for paper or glass, but rows of options like for gib-board, electronic equipment and fridges.
From toilet pans to tyres Denmark has got New Zealand beaten when it comes to recycling, having a staggering 3400 depots.
And the opportunities to offload and feel good and green are keenly taken up by its people.
Only six percent of denmark’s waste now goes to landfill,
Even tricky items like refrigerators can be completely recycled.