Litter data recycles case for bottle and can refund

Tom Arup Bottles and cans are a significantly smaller proportion of litter in South Australia than NSW or Victoria, a result conservationists say is evidence the state's 10¢ refund for recyclable containers...

Litter fight 'does not go better with Coke'

Jen Rosenberg Keep Australia Beautiful is relaunching the successful Do The Right Thing anti-littering campaign with support from corporate sponsors such as Coca-Cola Amatil - earning a rebuke from...

Federal government to give $1 million over four years towards cleaning up Yarra River

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Allison Worrall The federal government will contribute $1 million over four years towards efforts to clean up Melbourne's Yarra River.

Sydney wild weather warning: heavy rain, winds forecast

Blackheath snow.

Staff reporters More severe weather is expected to plague Sydney on Tuesday afternoon. Follow our live coverage for the latest forecasts, warnings and transport information throughout the day.

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Tackling the fire threat on the home front

NCH NEWS. Lloyd Blows, the elderly resident of a Tomago caravan park who went missing over a week ago was found alive today in bushland near the power lines which cross Old Punt Road, Tomago. Pic shows bush on the side of Old Punt Road where there was some fresh human tracks in the leaves on the ground. Pic by MAX MASON-HUBERS MMH. 5th May 2014. Newcastle

Peter Hannam Up at the top end of a cul-de-sac, amid towering eucalypts at Durren Durren, north of Sydney, Mike White has been getting expert advice on how to prepare the family home for the coming fire season.

Do you discriminate against black dogs?

Wanted less than other dogs? A black labrador retriever looks on.

Katy Waldman Just when you were hoping there were no new ways to be racist, it turns out people may be racist against dogs.

ACT battery cage and sow stall ban a 'message to rest of country'

The ACT Government has banned battery cages and sow stalls.

Kirsten Lawson The ACT Government has banned sow stalls and battery cages, in what it says is the most far-reaching legislation in the country.

NSW bushfires: Banksia cones the latest weapon in the battle to defend homes

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Leesha McKenny and Sarah Whyte "If you see them in a bushfire, they go off like a bomb," said Clint Smart of an unlikely weapon that found its way into firefighters’ arsenal in the Blue Mountains on Tuesday.

Inquiry told of cruelties as greyhound slaughter continues unchecked

Peter Flann from Greyhound Rescue

Natalie O'Brien Thousands of healthy greyhound puppies are disappearing, presumed killed, every year, but their deaths are not reported or investigated by the $144 million greyhound racing industry.

Where is the worst air in the world?

A woman wearing a mask  during severe pollution in Beijing

John Upton Beijing gets a lot of attention for its pollution, but it’s nowhere near the top of the list of the world's dirtiest cities.

Darling Harbour among most polluted

Darling Harbour, Cockle Bay

Sarah-Jane Collins Darling Harbour is so choked with litter, much of it under piers and walkways out of the public eye, that it is one of the most polluted areas in Sydney, a new report says.

Greenpeace, Coke's 'recycling war' spills into Google

A crushed Coke can.

Peter Hannam The 'recycling wars' between Coca-Cola and Greenpeace have spilt into cyberspace, with the beverage giant snagging the top advertising slot for searches of the environmental group's name.

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Five pieces of rubbish per person on our beaches

Photograph Simon O'Dwyer. The Age. 080311. Photograph Shows. L-R Students from Geelong's Clonard College students spent a day with CSIRO scientist Denise Hardesty and memebrs of earth Watch collecting data about the amount of rubbish on our beachs and where the rubbish comes from. Photograph taken on Breamlea Beach.

Bridie Smith CSIRO survey highlights the proliferation of debris.

Trashy tales from the ocean depths


Peter Hannam The accumulation of rubbish near the ocean surface is well known, such as the 'Great Pacific Garbage Patch' which could extend over a region twice the size of Australia.

Tony Abbott will doom future generations if he ditches carbon tax

David Suzuki

David Suzuki Politicians around the world continue to retreat from the battle to protect the environment.

Coke uses green group to fight cash for cans

Peter McLean

Sarah Whyte Keep Australia Beautiful, one of Australia's most trusted environment groups, is lobbying governments to oppose a bottle and can recycling scheme, while being funded by Coca-Cola.

Green group split on cash for cans

Sarah Whyte A split has emerged at Keep Australia Beautiful on whether to support the cash-for-cans recycling proposal, despite its national organisation lobbying against it with Coca-Cola.

Bogong moths arrive in Canberra early

Bogong moths

Tom McIlroy Experts are predicting a big year for Canberra's much-maligned bogong moths after an early arrival in 2013

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Green groups hold their bottle on deposit scheme

Sjirk Bangma, of the Lane Cove Sustainability Action Group, rallys at the the National Container Deposits Campaign.


Toppy Chanthavong You could soon get 10c a pop for every aluminium can and plastic or glass bottle you recycle - if state and national environmental groups get their way.

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Libs push for bag ban results, promising to overturn ban if elected

Generic plastic bag.

Megan Doherty, David McLennan The Canberra Liberals have confirmed they will overturn the territory’s ban on free plastic bags if they win October’s ACT election.

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