MATT da SILVA

Journalism portfolio

 

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Ethical Investor sets the agenda, facilitates thought-leadership and builds audiences for Australian business and investors in the sustainability arena.

February 2011

Water torture brings flood of innovation

Drought prone Australia has been pumping out water technology innovators, but some investors see them as niche and are keen to see scale. Story by Matthew da Silva.

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Ethical Investor sets the agenda, facilitates thought-leadership and builds audiences for Australian business and investors in the sustainability arena.

June 2011

Housing industry groans towards sustainability signals

There's a long way to go before the housing market matches the white goods industry in the simplicity, uniformity and visibility of green ratings. Cover story by Matthew da Silva.

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G Magazine, Australia's #1 consumer sustainability title, operates G Online.

May 2010

A salty problem for urban houses

The Murray-Darling River Basin has had its fair share of salinity problems, but it seems that salty issues are affecting homes as well. Houses in city areas are at risk of something called 'urban salinity', a salty problem that could, like a cancer, spread through the foundations of homes.

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Ethical Investor sets the agenda, facilitates thought-leadership and builds audiences for Australian business and investors in the sustainability arena.

October 2010

Biofuel start-up prepares to bloom

Algae is a fresh option for biofuel: it lets refiners bypass food crops and capture tons of CO2 for such emitters as power stations. Profile of Perth-based company Algae.Tec by Matthew da Silva.

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The National Times was relaunched in 2009 and features analysis, commentary and opinion from Fairfax Media's established print and online mastheads.

November 2009

Boozy culture nothing new at university colleges

Residential colleges present a strange conundrum. They offer an idyllic retreat from the pressures of city life, right next-door to the university campus. But they also seem to breed bad behaviour. Matthew da Silva attended a well-known college for a year as an undergraduate.

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