Category: Sustainability


May
10
2020
Part 2: Replicants of the Reef Richard Pendavingh 10.05.20

On a rocky stretch of coastline on Hawaii’s Big Island a group of marine biologists are studying the lifecycle of the octopus - a creature that lives fast and dies young.

Jul
03
2018
The Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant
Atomkraft? Nein Danke Richard Pendavingh 03.07.18

As a nation with a large reserve of uranium but no nuclear energy industry Australia is periodically subject to op-ed pieces designed to drum up support for a domestic nuclear power industry.

Apr
16
2015
Tsukiji Fish Market Richard Pendavingh 16.04.15

You can find a lot of dead sea creatures at Tsukiji Fish Market but you wont find much whale meat.

Apr
12
2015
Pasona 02, Tokyo Richard Pendavingh 12.04.15

Right in the center of the biggest city in the world an experiment in agriculture is being conducted.

Mar
20
2015
The Nagakin Capsule Tower designed by architect Kisho Kurokawa
Nakagin Capsule Tower, Tokyo Richard Pendavingh 20.03.15

The Nakagin Capsule Tower in Tokyo is a run-down testament to the ambition of some of Japan's most celebrated post-war architects.

Dec
02
2013
Africa’s Charismatic Megafauna Richard Pendavingh 02.12.13

In South Africa, the saying goes, 'wildlife must pay its way'. It's not enough to be endangered you have to generate revenue to be conserved.

Nov
04
2013
Iconoclasm & the Burger King Richard Pendavingh 04.11.13

In the valleys of Cappadocia are hundreds of cave churches from the early years of Christianity.

Mar
19
2013
Chicago Richard Pendavingh 19.03.13

Some images from the start of a chilly spring in Chicago.

Mar
18
2013
Shedd Aquarium, Chicago Richard Pendavingh 18.03.13

Thankfully not an aquarium in a shed but just an aquarium named after a guy called Shedd.

Feb
26
2013
Teck Cominco Zinc Smelter Richard Pendavingh 26.02.13

Some photos from our guided tour of the Teck Smelter in Trail, BC.

Sep
14
2012
Photographic Empathy Richard Pendavingh 14.09.12

Early colour photographs of Tsarist Russia by Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii courtesy of the US Library of Congress.

Jun
27
2012
Marsel Van Oosten Richard Pendavingh 27.06.12

Some tremendous wildlife and landscape photography by Marsel Van Oosten.

Jan
20
2012
Cradle Mountain National Park Richard Pendavingh 20.01.12

Some images from Cradle Mountain National Park in Central Tasmania.

Jan
12
2012
Grampians National Park Richard Pendavingh 12.01.12

Some images from a trip to the Grampians in western Victoria late last year.

Dec
13
2011
Edward Burtynsky Richard Pendavingh 13.12.11

Burtynsky is a legendary photographic artist but there's a reason I haven't featured any of his work here before.

Nov
14
2011
Earth – Time Lapse Flyover Richard Pendavingh 14.11.11

Some amazing footage taken from the International Space Station as it orbits the earth.

Aug
04
2010
Black Saturday. Aftermath. Richard Pendavingh 04.08.10

After months of deliberation the Royal Commission report into the 2009 bushfires has been released and its findings have been made public.

Mar
11
2010
Infographics: Michael Paukner Richard Pendavingh 11.03.10

I come across a lot of high-quality infographics in publications like New Scientists and I'm continually impressed by how designers find new ways to present information.

Feb
28
2010
Skeptical Science Richard Pendavingh 28.02.10

A very talented friend of mine working for Shine Technologies here in Melbourne has just completed work on an iPhone application designed to provide easy access to the scientific data that contradicts some of the more popular arguments put forward by 'climate skeptics'.

Nov
17
2009
Seeing the Forest and the Trees Richard Pendavingh 17.11.09

These business cards were made for Thomas Fairman, a Forest Scientist from the University of Melbourne working on land carbon reserves in Victoria. The design was done by yours truly with printing by West-Australian company Saltprint. They offer a range of 100% recycled paper stock which use a mix of totally chlorine-free and elemental chlorine-free pulp fibers and part of their commitment to the environment includes planting one native tree for every order to offset the carbon cost of the printing. They also use renewable energy sources like wind and hydro for most (92%)of their power requirements.