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It’s called “wishcycling,” and pretty much all of us do it.
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Prince Harry has faced flak for his carbon footprint but others have a similar dilemma.
Two leading Canadian activists say voters need to think about climate change as if we are country a at war against greenhouse-gas emissions.
All plants take up carbon dioxide when they grow, but when they are harvested or cut down, they release the greenhouse gas back into the atmosphere.
Why are so many people afraid to talk about climate change?
The Australian Medical Association has joined other international medical groups in recognising climate change as a “health emergency”.
Climate change is already killing us and will continue to cause more deaths in Australia if we don’t mitigate the growing emergency, the Australian Medical Association has warned.
The Federal Court has issued a decision today on whether dealings between Swiss-based Glencore International AG and an Australian subsidiary breached transfer pricing rules in relation to the sale and purchase of copper concentrate in the 2007 to 2009 years.
Australia’s peak fishing groups are embarking on a $5 million program of activity that supports Australia’s Marine Parks networks and promotes sustainable fishing.
Federal Water Minister David Littleproud has shrugged off angry protesters brandishing a noose during his tour of the Murray-Darling Basin.
Mining giant BHP is facing a fresh push from a group of its investors, including superannuation funds, to suspend its memberships of lobby groups.
Declaring a climate health emergency is essential in preparing our sector for the future
John L Hopkins
Two-thirds of surveyed workers work from home one day a week on average, but could do at least half their work out of the workplace. If they commuted less often, congestion could be greatly reduced.
Australia is one of the sunniest and windiest countries on the planet, but emissions are still rising. How do you justify that?
Technological tools could unlock a new system of resource sharing in agriculture which is ethical and productive
Everyone knew that a large increase in wind and solar was going to force down electricity prices. Few thought it would happen in late winter 2019.
Former US Secretary of State John Kerry has declared energy policy as the solution to climate change, in a wide-ranging speech in Melbourne
Thousands of tonnes of recycling, separated by Victorian residents and given to failed recycler SKM by councils, will end up going to the tip despite a $10 million loan from the Andrews government to help sort out the mess.
Safety fences at tram stops designed to herd people onto pedestrian crossings are frustrating commuters who say the barriers are making it harder and more dangerous to get on and off trams.
The federal and Victorian governments have signed off on an extra $367.5 million towards expanding the Monash Freeway, promising shorter commutes for drivers.
The locations of six new stations in the eastern section of the Suburban Rail Loop have been announced, which will carry 400,000 passengers per day. See where the new stops will be built.
New South Wales
Shoalhaven City Council have expanded its fleet to include three totally electric vehicles. The new vehicles have joined Council’s leaseback vehicle list as part of a three-year trial towards a cost-effective, sustainable future.
The relationship between cyclists, pedestrians and motorists is fraught at the best of times.
A northern NSW dam that once held as much water as Sydney Harbour and was a hotspot for water sports and tourists is now a dusty playground where the locals still use the location to have fun despite two years of crippling drought.
The ACT government is moving towards legalising e-scooters but hasn’t decided whether they should be allowed on roads with cars or on paths with pedestrians and cyclists.
Hundreds of farmers have rallied in Queensland to protest against proposed new laws to protect the Great Barrier Reef, saying they are being treated as “guilty until proven innocent”.
Multiple Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) crews are on scene at a bushfire burning near McLean Road, Mount Mee. Firefighters are conducting backburning operations in an effort to contain the fire which is posing no threat to property at this time.
Multiple Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) crews are currently on scene at a bushfire burning near Tessellaris Trail, Takilberan. This fire is burning within containment lines and is posing no threat to property at this time.
Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire in The Caves (north of Rockhampton).
As firefighters battle bushfires across southeast Queensland, a total fire ban has been issued to prevent further blazes.
The resources industry needs to clearly explain its links to the state economy, not blame activists for difficulties it faces, the chief of the Qld Resources Council says.
A timeline towards signing Australia’s most complex, multibillion-dollar “city deal” should be nutted out at meeting in Brisbane on Thursday.
Animal rescuers have belatedly evacuated a handful of surviving joeys after the Bribie Island fires — but say they could have done much more had they been allowed.
There are fewer than 1,000 black-throated finches in the wild, but one north Queensland primary school has bred 120 as part of a science class.
Kidston has a population of four, but hundreds of people will move down the road from the former north Queensland township to build what will be Australia’s fourth pumped storage hydro facility. Despite the boom, not everyone is happy.
Charged with traffic offences for blocking Brisbane streets during an Extinction Rebellion protest, this 23-year-old will argue she should be allowed to break the law because climate change is an “extraordinary emergency”.
New, lower-cost help may soon be on the way to help manage one of the biggest threats facing the Great Barrier Reef.
A multi-day trail will boost tourism in the Riverland, local councils say, and they have called for tenders from firms to plan a route that could be the region’s answer to the Riesling Trail.
Twelve months imprisonment and a $10,000 fine could apply to activists trespassing on SA farms under a state government proposal.
A new Tasmanian wind farm has pushed Australia past its 2020 renewable energy target.
Report A significant sewage spill onto a farm and into a river resulted in a fine for TasWater, Right to Information documents reveal.
The Parks and Environment Department has outlined how it keeps tabs on the issuing of permits for the culling of native animals in Tasmania.
Australian scientists believe they have discovered a new species of deep-sea coral during a 28-day voyage to the Coral Sea.
An alderman has called upon council officers to look into waste diversion tactics, after local residents recovered 43kg of rubbish blocking a local drain
A looming water security crisis in the Top End has triggered fresh calls for a new dam to be built, despite no government having put its hand up to pay for construction.
Woodside Petroleum remains concerned about the EPA’s impact on pending gas processing deals involving the Browse and Scarborough LNG projects
Communities across the country are increasingly suffering from littering, human waste, and overzealous Instagrammers.
It’s called “wishcycling,” and pretty much all of us do it.
Building a new world will require first reexamining—and dismantling—the cultural ethos of productivity that creeps into our lives every day.
It is snowing plastics in the arctic – a team of German researchers found more than 10,000 micro-plastics in one liter of snow. This is a wakeup call to anyone who ever doubted the harmful effects of climate change.
Stores in Iceland can no longer give plastic bags free of charge to their customers as part of the government’s efforts to combat climate change.
Building resilience in renewable energy and food production is a fundamental challenge in today’s changing world, especially in regions susceptible to heat and drought. Agrivoltaics, the co-locating of agriculture and solar photovoltaic panels, offers a possible solution, with new research reporting positive impacts on food production, water savings and the efficiency of electricity production.
‘Humanizing’ produce encourages consumers to overlook a few flaws
There is a wall appearing across the African continent, dividing north and south. But this wall isn’t to keep migrants out, or to keep smuggled goods in check. It is holding back sand.
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