'What grows here?' will help individuals, passionate gardeners, community groups and businesses find out what plants will best suit their space and needs.
The app contains both botanical and commonly known names, and includes details of flower colours, blooming seasons, preferred soil ph, and most suitable locations for habitation. A linked Learning Hub will offer an additional layer of information and resources to support teachers and learners as well as facilitate citizen scientist and custodianship of plants.
Volunteers, staff at Parks Victoria and researchers from Latrobe University are part of a long haul fight to figure out what is killing one of Wilsons Promontory's most iconic plants, the coastal banksia.
Don Franklin and Noel Preece have just finished a report commissioned by ECNT on the conservation status of Australia’s northern eucalypts. The executive summary is set out here, and the full report can be requested by email.
The most interesting thing about this wattle is not the flowers, although they are far from being unattractive, but the foliage which is very eye-catching with its sweeping lines closely resembling a plunging dolphin.
In a report titled ‘Sick Water? the central role of wastewater management in sustainable development,’ the UN points out that a staggering 80 to 90 percent of all wastewater generated in developing countries is discharged directly into surface-water bodies, where it poses hazards to human health and the environment.