Wednesday, February 28, 2024

Environment

The trunks of the same forest have a diameter ranging from 200mm to 400mm depending on the species (Image: Patrick Regnault)
Environment

Miyawaki afforestation – an appraisal

By Patrick Regnault

On social media, radio and television programs, the Miyawaki afforestation method is lauded as a solution to the environmental crisis and land degradation. Akira Miyawaki was a botanist and expert in plant ecology who developed a method of rapid reafforestation using native endemic species.Continue reading

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Environment

From food waste to soil food using machinery  

By Bruce Thompson

Australian households waste more than 2.5 million tonnes of food per year which equates to around 4kg per household per week. Although the various tiers of government would prefer all households to use compost bins, worm farms and bokashi systems to remove food waste from landfill, the reality is that machinery is required to make the process of food waste conversion to soil additive viable from a time-cost analysis perspective.Continue reading

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SPICEE, Installed 2016, suspended rotating living air plant sculpture, The Friends School, Hobart, Australia, photgraphed July 2019
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Xeric Tillandsia offer sustainable integration into extreme urban environments

By Lloyd Godman

With expanding cities, foliage cover is often displaced and replaced with concrete and bitumen. A changing climate and increasing temperatures will place greater demands on ways to integrate plants into the urban environment to mitigate the heat island effect.Continue reading

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