Welcome to the street that grows its own food. Over the past decade, innovative community gardens and vertical farms have been popping up all over the planet, as our climate steadily becomes hotter and, in many areas, drier.
But a suburb in Australia has taken things back to basics, turning their streets into an open-source garden that supplies the community with free fruit, vegetables, and herbs. Last year, the street produced 900 kg of bananas and 300 cabbages. The project, which is called Urban Food Street, started in 2009, when residents in the tropical north-eastern Queensland suburb of Buderim became outraged about the price of limes, which were retailing for A$1.50 to $2.00 each at the time.
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Hashem al-Ghaili posted a video to Facebook this week that has been viewed more than 24 million times. Why is it getting so much attention? The diver is swimming between the North American continental plate and the Eurasian plate. PLASTICIZED ~ Feature Documentary Film. ENSO Wrap-Up. Issued on 24 November 2015 | Product Code IDCKGEWW00 The positive Indian Ocean Dipole (IOD)—which reinforced El Niño impacts since late August—has broken down over the past fortnight.
This rapid decay is common at the start of the monsoon season. The IOD has little influence on Australian climate between December and April. More broadly, Indian Ocean temperatures have remained warmer than average through 2015; the October sea surface temperature (SST) anomaly for the Indian Ocean was the highest positive anomaly for any month on record. The warm Indian Ocean appears to have offset some of the drying influence from El Niño during the winter months.
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Is the weather broken? Is this a climate change thing? If you live pretty much anywhere in Australia’s south-east, and especially in our two most populous cities Sydney and Melbourne, you’ve heard people asking these sort of questions all week, right? Land Water Future. Koalas, your trees are growing on our coal: protest group's anti-Shenhua mine message – video. Protest group Land Water Future has released a satirical campaign video poking fun at the proposed Shenhua coalmine in NSW. The $1.2 bn proposed mine on the NSW Liverpool Plains is facing a legal challenge over claims the NSW government did not properly consider the impact the mine would have on the local population of koalas, possibly leading to extinction of the group. Chinese state-owned company Shenhua would have to start the approvals process again if it loses the challenge at the NSW land and environment court.
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