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Environment


Old clothes, new tricks

Old clothes, new tricks

March 16, 2020

Walking into ‘We Thrifting’ in Morocco is like stepping into a treasure trove of nostalgia. Outside, the streets and footpaths of Casablanca are bustling, but inside Mohamed Atlas’s apartment-turned-vintage shop the sound of Moroccan rap music drowns out the humming of the city down below.

Eco-anxiety and how Indigenous psychology can help you

Eco-anxiety and how Indigenous psychology can help you

March 12, 2020

Feeling stressed about the state of the planet? Well, you're not alone, and it's a real problem.

Records unearth new questions on Melbourne Uni nuclear waste

Records unearth new questions on Melbourne Uni nuclear waste

March 10, 2020

Ten years after the chance discovery of low-level radioactive waste on the Parkville campus, and two years into a massive clean-up, a Citizen investigation raises fresh questions about the management of the contaminated sites.

For the love of lawn

For the love of lawn

March 6, 2020

Not watering the lawn has wrecked the environment we grew up with, writes Linda Lacey.  She finds out why we need to fall in love with lawn again to help save the planet.  

Cold-blooded treasures – the illegal traffic in Australian reptiles

Cold-blooded treasures – the illegal traffic in Australian reptiles

February 24, 2020

The Reptile Racket Part 1: The romantic life of an Australian lizard has captivated researchers and reptile lovers alike. It’s also excited the interests of international smugglers cashing in on a market worth millions.

Return to Rabi on the horizon for Ossies climate doco crew?

February 19, 2020

Highly commended for their recent success at the Ossie Awards for the best student journalism ...

In desperate time, scientists explore desperate measures

In desperate time, scientists explore desperate measures

February 16, 2020

Marine scientist Charlie Veron discovered many of the world's corals. Now he's planning for their loss, setting up a 'coral ark'. Report from the National Climate Emergency Summit 2020.

Bolt from the blue: Tasmania’s incendiary new reality

Bolt from the blue: Tasmania’s incendiary new reality

February 12, 2020

As the planet warms, the forests of Tasmania’s ancient wilderness become increasingly vulnerable to wildfire. Unpicking cause and effect of this incendiary era has become an urgent mission for fire researchers and fire fighters.

Gone to ground, or gone for good?

Gone to ground, or gone for good?

February 7, 2020

A quest to find the critically endangered Desert Rat Kangaroo continues in the central Australian desert. Chris Johnston tells how the fate of the elusive creature brings a group of dedicated ‘desert walkers’ together across the centuries.

Flying under the radar: the truth about bees and food

Flying under the radar: the truth about bees and food

February 7, 2020

Claims that bees are declining across the globe and endangering the future of our food crops are appearing with increasing frequency. But are we really about to run out of bees – and therefore, food? AJ Macpherson investigates

How Indigenous burning could address the extreme bushfires of our changing climate

How Indigenous burning could address the extreme bushfires of our changing climate

January 9, 2020

As Australia’s east coast faces months of severe bushfires, Indigenous Australians are calling for revival of long-held traditions to reduce fire fuels.

A land of droughts, flooding rains and shame campaigns

A land of droughts, flooding rains and shame campaigns

December 23, 2019

In 2018, the people of Cape Town anxiously approached “Day Zero”, when the trickle of its water supply would dry out. Are there lessons for Australia in how it pulled through that crisis?

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Environment