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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.

Saving Ludlow Tuart Forest

Saving Ludlow Tuart Forest

October 14, 2019

Deforestation is plaguing the Western Australia's unique Ludlow Tuart Forest with just three per cent of the forest remaining, according to recent reports. But what is the true impact of cutting down these precious trees and where does it stand in the grand picture of deforestation and climate change locally and globally?

Coastal erosion damages Byron beaches

Coastal erosion damages Byron beaches

October 11, 2019

However, the ongoing threat of coastal erosion is causing problems for what are easily the town’s great...

Queensland fires highlight climate crisis

Queensland fires highlight climate crisis

October 7, 2019

More than 2000 bushfires raged across Queensland in September after a warmer, drier winter than average,...

Water donations flow for the Darling Downs

Water donations flow for the Darling Downs

October 3, 2019

The area is experiencing its worst drought on record and the Granite Belt, which encompasses Queensland's...

Climate activism votes with its feet

Climate activism votes with its feet

October 3, 2019

The recent School Strike 4 Climate on September 20 was a particularly striking example of escalating...

Bandit fights for precious habitat

September 28, 2019

WHO would have thought that one shy platypus in danger would lead to 10 being sighted in a single visit to one of South-East Queensland’s most beautiful locations, less than 90 minutes north of the state capital, Brisbane?

Eager volunteers help clean up environment

September 28, 2019

A wide cross-section of groups and organisations are collaborating to clean up the environment wherever possible. One of the more prominent bodies doing this work is Sea Shepherd, an organisation founded in 1977 by one of the original members of Greenpeace, Paul Watson.

Textile waste enters circular economy

Textile waste enters circular economy

September 28, 2019

WHILE concern about the carbon footprint of heavy manufacturing is widely discussed, less focus has been on contributions from textile wastage and production inefficiencies. Some consumers donate clothes to op shops, thinking this is the best and most eco-friendly option. Others simply discard clothing when they no longer have a use for it.

Who is ready to fight for Pacific nations?

Who is ready to fight for Pacific nations?

September 27, 2019

ALL over the globe people are starting to stand up for climate action. From massive school strikes in 2018 and 2019, to the smaller but just as disruptive Extinction Rebellion protests, the climate justice space is expanding fast. With Australia set to experience some of the more severe effects of climate change in the coming few decades, it is hardly a surprise that people are taking to the streets and joining local climate action groups in droves. However, if the nation looks to its Pacific neighbours – who are already experiencing damaging effects of climate change – who is fighting for them?

Protest planning begins in suburbs

Protest planning begins in suburbs

September 27, 2019

THERE’S the Extinction Rebellion rallies and civil disobedience around the globe. Then there’s now two international school strikes calling for action on climate change. But where do these massive protest movements begin, why are school children involved and how is it growing at a grass-roots level? In the weeks ahead of the second worldwide school strike for climate, on Friday, September 20, Brisbane groups involved were busy convincing locals why they should join school students in protesting about inaction on what the United Nation’s has coined the climate emergency.

University student journalism from Australia, NZ and the Pacific.
Environment