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VicForests failed to manage risk to the

State logging of endangered species habitats illegal, court rules

May 28, 2020

In a scathing judgment of VicForests’ logging practices, the Federal Court has given hope for the survival of the Leadbeater’s possum and the greater glider in Victoria.

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.

Commercial fishing bans have long divided fisherman across Queensland.

Calls for rezoning divide Queensland fishers

May 11, 2020

To fishermen across Queensland, the debate around the potential banning of commercial fishing in the Great Sandy Marine Park is about so much more than casting a line.

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

The simple scheme allows consumers across the state to return their drink containers for a 10-cent reward.

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".

Climate change rallies the young

November 29, 2019

The issue of climate change has consumed the minds of young people around the globe. The Global Climate...

COP25 will take place from December 2 t0 13,  2019 at IFEMA - Feria de Madrid

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.

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...

Roo Rescue founder Kim Grant rehabilitates orphaned joeys.

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.

Perth student Steph Murphy, 28, has chosen not to have children in direct response to the current climate breakdown.

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.

City of Stirling residents plant trees to increase local canopy coverage.

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.

The Ludlow Tuart Forest is under threat from deforestation, with only 3 per cent remaining. Photo courtesy: Des Donelly, The Ludlow Tuart Forest Restoration Group

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?

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