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The right to squeal: farmers versus activists

The right to squeal: farmers versus activists

December 12, 2019

A new law to protect farmers from trespass has gotten civil liberty groups up in arms, writes Marco Stojanovik.

Why this bottle is an endangered ‘species’ on Bondi Beach

Why this bottle is an endangered ‘species’ on Bondi Beach

December 12, 2019

The biggest waste reduction program in NSW history has been a "phenomenal success".

Feeling the heat: producers and consumers facing up to climate change

Feeling the heat: producers and consumers facing up to climate change

November 29, 2019

A warmer, drier climate means we will have to think carefully about where and when we can buy fresh farm produce.

Shadow of a drought

Shadow of a drought

November 29, 2019

“I’ve been running my property for over 40 years and I have never seen it this bad. My dam has just...

Madrid: The climate fight’s new arena

Madrid: The climate fight’s new arena

November 27, 2019

With Madrid hosting the next round of intergovernmental climate discussions, IPCC contributor Prof. Peter Newman breaks down who and what is on the agenda.

Australia’s First Solar Garden offers renewables for renters

Australia’s First Solar Garden offers renewables for renters

November 14, 2019

Enova Energy, Australia's first community-owned electricity provider, is on track to complete Australia’s first "solar garden" offering renewables to renters.

Community divided after wind farm proposal

November 7, 2019

The small Gippsland town of Boolarra is divided after OSMI Australia released a proposal for Delburn...

Kangaroos in crisis

Kangaroos in crisis

October 30, 2019

Kangaroos are Australia's national emblem, but questions have arisen over whether Federal and State governments gives their welfare enough consideration. Kim Grant has been around kangaroos all her life and said more needed to be done by Australian governments and insurance companies to protect these native animals from becoming road kill or pet meat.

Own a cat? Researchers want help to stem hunting

October 29, 2019

A lightweight flap of wetsuit strapped around a cat’s collar is hoped to stem attacks on native animals...

Humpback whales make surprise shift to calve in Gold Coast

October 29, 2019

Whale experts are warning that changes in migrating humpback whale calving behaviour is putting their...

Choosing to be child-free for the planet

Choosing to be child-free for the planet

October 14, 2019

Selfish. A word attributed to, amongst others, women throughout history who have made the conscious decision to remain childless. However, for Perth-based student Steph Murphy, choosing to be child-free may be the answer to the world’s climate woes.

Tree change the key to tackle temperature rises

Tree change the key to tackle temperature rises

October 14, 2019

Global warming is quickly becoming a major issue in the world as the environment is plundered for resources, but Perth local governments are trying to make a change.

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