Sustainability

Recycling issue brewing in George Clooney's Nespresso campaign

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...

Science of seafood sustainability surfaces as trawler nears

The snapper dish

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.

IPCC report: how humans are changing the climate

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Peter Hannam Climate change is real, it's happening and the risks are many and rising, so says the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change in its latest report.

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Shell shock

GOOD WEEKEND. TURTLES. Swimming with turtles on Lady Elliot Island on the Great Barrier Reef. Picture Paul Harris. Monday 3 March 2014

Tim Elliott The sea turtle, one of the earth's oldest creatures, is facing a battle for survival.

Stopping the chainsaws

This photograph taken on February 24, 2014 during an aerial survey mission by Greenpeace at East Kotawaringin district in Central Kalimantan province on Indonesia's Borneo Island, shows cleared trees in a forest located in the concession of Karya Makmur Abadi which is being developed for a palm oil plantation. Environmental group Greenpeace on February 26 accused US consumer goods giant Procter & Gamble of responsibility for the destruction of Indonesian rainforests and the habitat of endangered orangutans and tigers. AFP PHOTO / Bay ISMOYO

Michael Bachelard Determined Australian forester Scott Poynton is employing unusual methods in his crusade to get the world's loggers to clean up their act.

Environment commissioner Kate Auty quits, drops bucket

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Tom Arup Victoria's environment commissioner has quit and hit out at the Napthine government's attitude on climate change, saying bureaucrats told her they were directed to refrain from even using the term.

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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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Un-Australian to eat kangaroos on Australia Day

Elise Burgess During this time of celebration for all things Australian, we are being urged to eat our national emblem in the name of patriotism.

Climate change leaves ancient corals on Pilbara coast devastated by marine heatwaves

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Peter Hannam Ancient corals that have survived centuries of storms in Australia’s most cyclone-prone coastal strip have been killed off by two severe marine heatwaves.

Intense marine heatwaves destroy 400-year-old reefs off WA's Pilbara coast

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Peter Hannam Ancient corals that have survived centuries of storms off Australia's most cyclone-prone coast have been killed off by two severe marine heatwaves, researchers have found.

Great Barrier Reef: Governments say world heritage site not in danger from development

Tom Arup Australia has argued it is making substantial progress on the United Nations' requests for better protection of the Great Barrier Reef and that it should not be listed among world heritage sites ''in...

Fish stocks improve, but some species struggle

Andrew Darby Australian fishers are edging closer to sustainability, but a handful of wild stocks are still being damaged, according to a federal government report.

Taronga Zoo: Marine expert says saving dolphins is not enough

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Esther Han That familiar dolphin sticker slapped on tuna cans for two decades worked. The global dolphin-friendly campaign has seen the death rates of dolphins captured in fishing gear plunge by 99 per cent,...

Environment: Call to improve state's health

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Tom Arup Victoria should overhaul its energy supply and change its approach to planned burns as part of efforts to stop worrying declines in the state's environmental health.

Real Christmas trees walk into the living room and feel right at home

Triple A Christmas Tree Farm.

Alexia Attwood For the Clarke family of Camden, faking it is not an option at Christmas.