Managing Heat Stress in Australia: Chronic Kidney Disease’s Climate Connection

Managing Heat Stress in Australia: Chronic Kidney Disease’s Climate Connection Climate change has long been associated with a range of environmental challenges, but a lesser-known consequence is its impact on human health. Just as coal miners’ black lung disease highlighted the occupational hazards in mining, chronic kidney disease of non-traditional cause (CKDnt) is emerging as…

Top 5 Greenest Buildings on the Planet

1. Apple Park in Cupertino, California Dreamed up by Steve Jobs himself, long before the technology existed to pull it off, Apple’s new campus looks like a spaceship landed in verdant parklands. The building itself breathes, inhaling cool, fresh air through canopies and exhaling warm air back outside through chimney-like shafts. The entire building runs…

Nature in the City

Have you heard the good news? Brisbane is redeveloping Victoria Park Golf Course into a state-of-the-art inner-city green space. Think Central Park, New York. But with native Australian bushland, rockpools, wetlands and water sports, a treehouse, high ropes course, mountain biking trails, an urban farm, outdoor arts and event spaces. It’s incredible to see a…