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Old plastic bags given new lease on life as fence posts

Old plastic bags given new lease on life as fence posts

Future Post was founded this year by farmer Jerome Wenzlick who got the idea while struggling to build a fence on an old rubbish dump site.

  • by Amber-Leigh Woolf

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Paris to tackle congestion with world's largest electric bike fleet
Cycling

Paris to tackle congestion with world's largest electric bike fleet

The Paris region plans to launch a massive e-bike fleet in a state-funded scheme aimed at getting commuters to cycle to work.

  • by Geert De Clercq
Unfettered fireworks cast a pall over Delhi
India

Unfettered fireworks cast a pall over Delhi

Pollution in the Indian capital rose to a “severe” level on Thursday after revellers flouted regulations to let off fireworks long into the night.

  • by Neha Dasgupta
Chemical risk at Richmond sparks warning on meat, eggs and fish
Defence

Chemical risk at Richmond sparks warning on meat, eggs and fish

Levels of toxic chemicals in food being sold to the general public remains unknown, report finds.

  • by Carrie Fellner
Cool relief ahead after a sweltering start to November
Pollution

Cool relief ahead after a sweltering start to November

After a sweltering start to November, there's cool relief for the week ahead in Sydney, with temperatures lowering back into the 20s.

  • by Saimi Jeong
Goodbye brown fuzz: Sewage pipes off Sydney's coast to be retired
Water

Goodbye brown fuzz: Sewage pipes off Sydney's coast to be retired

It's clear waters ahead for Sydney's east coast, where sewage pipes that dump wastewater into the ocean will be switched off by the NSW government.

  • by Saimi Jeong
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'Dozens of cancer cases': Perth community renews push for answers over pollution
Pollution

'Dozens of cancer cases': Perth community renews push for answers over pollution

A 2011 report into health risks in the area was only made available online on Tuesday, nearly seven years after its publication.

  • by Hannah Barry
Gas triggers Royal Australian Mint evacuation
Pollution

Gas triggers Royal Australian Mint evacuation

HAZMAT crews conducted atmospheric monitoring and air ventilation testing to ensure the building was safe.

Porsche to face court over alleged oil spill in Yarra River
Pollution

Porsche to face court over alleged oil spill in Yarra River

Victoria's environmental watchdog is taking Porsche to court for allegedly polluting Melbourne's Yarra River.

  • by Chloe Booker
When the streets and beaches heaved with litter, Ian Kiernan led the clean-up
Pollution

When the streets and beaches heaved with litter, Ian Kiernan led the clean-up

Kiernan used the brute force of his personality - humour, showmanship, larrikinism and eccentricity - to create the largest community-based environmental event in Australia.

  • by Harriet Alexander
Ian Kiernan, Clean Up Australia founder, dies aged 78
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Ian Kiernan, Clean Up Australia founder, dies aged 78

Ian Kiernan, the round-the-world sailor who founded the Clean Up Australia organisation, was diagnosed with cancer in July.