Sustainability

Science of seafood sustainability surfaces as trawler nears

Helen Greenwood LONGSNOUT boarfish, Ray's bream and redbait are not fish that most people eat. Yet, they are exactly the fish that people should eat if they care about seafood sustainability.

UN calls for sustainability to be put at heart of economics

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Tom Arup, David Wroe A UN high-level panel on sustainability that includes Kevin Rudd has urged the world to dramatically change the way it does business amid growing inequality, environmental problems and ''teetering...

Marine sustainability is a matter of location

David Lockwood After the National Heart Foundation pulled its tick of approval from McDonald's meals last week, it may pay to question the labelling of so-called sustainable seafood.

Modest outlay for a model of sustainability

Melissa Davey ''Change happens through example and not through just talking about it,'' Greg Olsen says.

Angling for sustainability

Vince Chadwick There aren't always more fish in the sea. Growing community concern about over-fishing has prompted scientists to investigate the health of populations in Australian waters and to assess the impact...

Sowing the seeds of sustainability

Leesha McKenny PUMPKINS are the latest instructional tools being used to teach children about sustainable farming practices.

Struggle to rein in Japan's plans for a new 'scientific' whaling program

Three minke whales dead on deck the Japanese ship Nisshin Maru in the Southern Ocean on January 6, 2014.

Andrew Darby International dispute developing at International Whaling Commission meeting to mesh landmark court ruling with future permits.

Tread with care: networks face a solar dilemma

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Peter Hannam The rapid spread of solar panels and the prospect of plunging costs of batteries pose unprecedented challenges for utilities, according to a report by Tim Nelson, AGL's head of economics, policy and...

Climate scientists have a real beef with beef

Cattle and climate change under scrutiny.

Geoffrey Mohan If you want to slow climate change, white meat may be the right meat, according to two studies that tally the environmental effect of the beef industry.

Team unveils zero-waste home - well, almost

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Harvey Grennan Building an average new house generates about nine tonnes of waste. Across Australia one authority estimates 250,000 cubic metres of building waste are sent to landfill each year while another...

Recycling issue brewing in George Clooney's Nespresso campaign

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Neil McMahon In marketing terms it's a match made in moneymaking heaven - but George Clooney, king of cool turned emperor of the coffee-pod people, may be serving up a less-than-perfect brew as a caffeine...

Australian businesses need more sustainable growth path, groups say

Peter Hannam Australian companies need to lift their game when it comes to action on climate change and preserving the natural environment, global business groups say.

Hanging Rock: People power saves 'icon' from development

Opponents of the proposed Hanging Rock development and members  of The Hanging Rock Action Group on the site of an approved development - to go with Gina McColl story
Photo Pat Scala The Age
Thursday the 10th of October 2013

Angela Valente Community groups lobbying for the protection of Hanging Rock against development had their prayers answered on Friday.

eReefs tool to assess health of the Great Barrier Reef

Just Great: the Reef still amazes.

Cameron Atfield Measuring the impact on the Great Barrier Reef of industry and disasters such as the recent tropical cyclone Ita has been made a whole lot easier with the introduction of a new satellite based...

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'Crazy bad': Time for China to admit it has an environmental crisis

Under a toxic cloud.

Kate Galbraith China's pollution numbers are piling up, and they're scarier all the time. Nearly one-fifth of farmland is polluted, an official government study found in April, and so is three-fifths of China's...

US to seek global action to protect oceans, John Kerry says

The world's oceans under threat.

Juliet Eilperin US Secretary of State John Kerry says he will "try to coalesce global action around the oceans" next week by hosting an international summit aimed at curbing overfishing, pollution and chemical...

City of Melbourne aims to become carbon neutral leader

A digital image by Angelica Rojas Gracia prepared for the Visions and Pathways 200 project. It shows a bicycle highway built above train lines at North Melbourne station.

Tom Arup and Aisha Dow Melbourne City Council is bucking the trend and sticking to its goal of a carbon-neutral future.

Tourism threatened by climate change as ski slopes thaw, seas rise

Mt Buller, via snow cam, June 18.

Climate change is a growing threat to tourism, from thawing ski resorts to coral reefs hit by warmer seas, and the industry itself should do more to curb its soaring greenhouse gas emissions, a study...

Early Canberra tomato growers battle morning frost

News.  Merici College  year 10 students Katelyn Andrews and Lisa Barnes with tomato seedlings in the green house at Merici College.  The school's tomato seedlings were not affected by the overnight frost.  15 October 2013. Canberra Times photo by Jeffrey Chan.

Hamish Boland-Rudder Producers and backyard gardeners around Canberra were holding their breath on Tuesday morning as the second-coldest October night on record left frost over parts of the region.

Revolutionary central cooling system planned for Brisbane

Cold production unit. An example of the central cooling technology that could be bound for Brisbane.

Kim Stephens An energy-saving revolution 80 years in the making could be about to hit Brisbane.

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