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Citizens take the lead on science, measuring shifting tides: Future Forecast Pt 4

Citizens take the lead on science, measuring shifting tides: Future Forecast Pt 4

June 5, 2020

The people of Port Fairy were shocked into action by the sudden vanishing of their beach in 2013. Their efforts have inspired a statewide initiative to understand the impacts of rising seas.

Photo: Jess Malcom

Trawling for hope in the gardens of the oceans: Future Forecast Pt 3

May 29, 2020

Scientists believe seaweed may have powerful potential to hold back the effects of climate heating. Or will it become just another casualty of warming waters? Continuing our Future Forecast series.

Abalone diver Craig Fox: Image/ Western Abalone Divers Association

Future Forecast Pt 2: Port Fairy abalone divers treading water

May 28, 2020

As communities worldwide brace for a climate-changed future, The Citizen's reporting team heads to Victoria's south-west coast to explore the challenges- and opportunities - confronting the region.

Image: Benjamin Silvester

Future Forecast Pt 1: A warmer Warrnambool? It’s not good news

May 27, 2020

As communities worldwide brace for a climate-changed future, The Citizen's reporting team heads to Victoria’s south-west coast to explore the challenges, and the opportunities, confronting the region.

cattle in paddock

Animal agriculture: Innovation or alternatives?

May 26, 2020

The push to reduce greenhouse emissions from animal-based agriculture is on, with new farming practices under the spotlight.

Breathing wall at Campbelltown Station

‘Breathing Wall’ cools Campbelltown

May 24, 2020

A ‘breathing wall’ has recently been installed on the underpass near Campbelltown Station, in Sydney’s...

Native banksia plants only shed their seeds after bushfire to land in ash-covered weed-free soil.

Extreme fires of 2019-20 leave no room for ‘productive’ and replenishing fires

May 15, 2020

Experts say the Blue Mountains are adapted to natural fires, but this season’s bushfires have been too extreme for the ecosystem to cope.

Apiarist Jodie Goldsworthy says the destruction caused by Australia’s

Worrying buzz on the vanishing of honeybees in a changing world

May 13, 2020

An apiarist’s life can be a sweet one. But in recent times, as beekeepers observe up close the fallout of bushfires, habitat loss and the unhooking of seasonal systems, it is increasingly distressing.

Backburns mix with bushfires on Kangaroo Island in early January. Large parts of the island were devastated.

Logging native forests worsens Australian bushfires

May 8, 2020

Logging of native Australian forests contributed heavily to the magnitude of the recent Australian bushfires,...

It's time to step back and look at our Earth from a different perspective. Photo by Pikrepo

Covid-19 sparks optimism of a low-carbon future

May 7, 2020

As COVID-19 forces millions of people to stay inside, environmentalists and climate change professionals are becoming optimistic

Biogas technology makes a lot of sense in an agricultural context, due to the abundance of biological feedstock – in other words, poo. The heat that is produced as a byproduct of the process can be used back on the farm in various ways. Photo: Charlotte Grieve

They huffed and they puffed and hey presto – pigs fuelling poo power

April 30, 2020

In a rural piggery and an inner-city backyard, innovators wanting to haul back emissions and costs are investing their efforts in biogas technology.

Buying second hand clothing is an effective way to reduce your carbon footprint. Photo: David Burke (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

Second-hand clothing a way to reduce eco footprint

April 25, 2020

Australia is one of the most wasteful countries in the world, and fast fashion is a major cause of this.

University student journalism from Australia, NZ and the Pacific.
Project: Climate Crisis