Environment

Australia’s biggest city on highest fire alert ever

“Catastrophic is the highest level of bush fire danger,’’ the Rural Fire Service said. “Homes are not designed to withstand a fire under these conditions. If a fire starts and takes hold during catastrophic fire danger conditions, lives and homes will be at risk.’’

New islands emerge as ice melts

Life-forms have already colonised the young islands, with algae, plant life, and birds, in addition to evidence of larger land animals in the fledgling ecosystem.

Coca-Cola’s first ocean plastic bottle

Ioniqa Technologies is able to break down the components of lower grade plastic and strip out impurities to rebuild the plastic as new. This means that lower grade plastics often destined for incineration or landfill can now be given a new life.