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'Inexplicable': Power plants' pollution limits weak by world standards
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'Inexplicable': Power plants' pollution limits weak by world standards

Major coal-fired power stations in NSW have pollution controls that were so weak they are akin those in "fairly under-developed third world countries", a US energy expert claims.

  • by Peter Hannam

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Kitchen garden: solution for the need of more space
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Kitchen garden: solution for the need of more space

Pialligo Garden Lots was the solution to this couple’s yearning for more space.

  • by Susan Parsons
1 million signatures given to consul-general in bid to end Indonesia's dog-meat trade
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Animals

1 million signatures given to consul-general in bid to end Indonesia's dog-meat trade

Animal welfare campaigners hand-delivered a petition with signatures from the likes of Ellen DeGeneres to the Indonesian consul-general in Sydney on Monday.

  • by Steve Jacobs
I tried out Queensland's new recycling scheme so you know what to expect
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I tried out Queensland's new recycling scheme so you know what to expect

Despite teething problems, Queensland's cash for containers scheme is up and running.

  • by Tony Moore
This Northern California mountain lion is a serial killer - of horses
Animals

This Northern California mountain lion is a serial killer - of horses

Ranchers and conservationists have been arguing over how to best manage wild horses in a California national park. Now, a cougar is helping out.

  • by Jaclyn Cosgrove
Kitchen Garden: 'salad bar' makes for a happy clucker
Food

Kitchen Garden: 'salad bar' makes for a happy clucker

The chicken crew includes a Belgian D’Uccle hatched in an incubator with a duck and turkey so it has had trouble adapting to life as a chicken.

  • by Susan Parsons
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'I'm not going to stop': schoolgirl conservationist inspires passionate debate
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'I'm not going to stop': schoolgirl conservationist inspires passionate debate

Fresh from snagging a Young Conservationist of the Year award from Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, student Sophia Skarparis has a message for politicians who hold out against banning single-use plastic bags.

  • by Peter Hannam
Scientists find tiny baby octopus floating on Hawaii trash
Animals

Scientists find tiny baby octopus floating on Hawaii trash

Marine ecologist Sallie Beavers of Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park said the octopuses were the size of green peas.

Lion cub found in Paris apartment, man arrested
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Lion cub found in Paris apartment, man arrested

The man was found hiding in a cupboard in his neighbour's apartment where he had fled with the cub when police turned up, a French newspaper reports.

NSW Environment Minister Gabrielle Upton accused of failing to tackle waste crisis
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NSW Environment Minister Gabrielle Upton accused of failing to tackle waste crisis

NSW Environment Minister Gabrielle Upton has been accused of failing to address the state’s waste crisis by providing incentives to divert rubbish from landfill or crackdown on illegal dumping.

  • by Jewel Topsfield
Garage sale mantra: reuse, recycle and make gelato
Kids & money

Garage sale mantra: reuse, recycle and make gelato

On the Garage Sale Trail, enterprising kids are stepping up to run their own stalls for charity and profit.

  • by Linda Morris