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Marie Kondo creates boom for op shoppers but bad news for oceans

Marie Kondo creates boom for op shoppers but bad news for oceans

The Japanese organising expert is a boom in op shops but a bust for our oceans.

  • by Helen Pitt

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Electric cars are OK, but public transport is better
Opinion
Opinion

Electric cars are OK, but public transport is better

Switching our cars and trucks to electric vehicles fails to address the broader social and environmental implications of car-centric cities.

  • by Rachel Lynskey
Porsche takes on Tesla and the electric car market with the Taycan
Cars

Porsche takes on Tesla and the electric car market with the Taycan

Electric cars form part of a Volkswagen plan to become more agile as the auto industry faces a major shift.

  • by Hannah Elliott
Packages of white powder wash up on Queensland beaches
Pollution

Packages of white powder wash up on Queensland beaches

Police are waiting for forensic examination results of the powder to determine whether it is hazardous to beachgoers.

  • by Jocelyn Garcia
Secret documents reveal toxic threat beneath Sydney Airport
Investigation
Investigation

Secret documents reveal toxic threat beneath Sydney Airport

Despite over a decade of testing the extent of the contamination footprint at Sydney Airport has remained shrouded in secrecy.

  • by Carrie Fellner
Byron Bay Bluesfest organisers introduce daily $50 parking fee
Live music

Byron Bay Bluesfest organisers introduce daily $50 parking fee

To reduce the carbon footprint from tens of thousands of cars at the Byron Bay BluesFest, a $50-per-day parking fee will be introduced from Easter 2019.

  • by Tony Moore
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Chasing China: Chile drives Latin America's electric vehicle revolution
Pollution

Chasing China: Chile drives Latin America's electric vehicle revolution

Chile’s ambitious plan to face down Santiago's notorious smog problem will see it second only to China as the nation with the most electric buses.

  • by Natalia A. Ramos Miranda
Warning for holidaymakers as toxins found at popular tourist spot

Warning for holidaymakers as toxins found at popular tourist spot

It's the jewel in the crown of the South Coast, but toxic contamination has been discovered at Jervis Bay

  • by Carrie Fellner
Coalition led inquiry calls to pay out victims of toxic contamination
Liberal Party

Coalition led inquiry calls to pay out victims of toxic contamination

Liberal MP Andrew Laming describes the stories of people whose lives have been blighted by the firefighting foam contamination as "graphic" and "horrifying".

  • by Carrie Fellner & Matthew Kelly
1.5 billion fewer plastic bags in environment since ban, retailers say
Waste

1.5 billion fewer plastic bags in environment since ban, retailers say

The decision by Coles and Woolworths to stop offering single-use disposable plastic bags has led to an 80 per cent drop in their consumption nationwide.

More than 425 tonnes of toxic firefighting foam remains in Queensland
Government

More than 425 tonnes of toxic firefighting foam remains in Queensland

A Queensland-wide audit discovered toxic firefighting foams were still being used at 211 of 468 Queensland sites in August 2017 after the Queensland government's June 2017 ban began.

  • by Tony Moore