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Empathy in Conservation is Hotly Debated. Still, the World Needs More Stories Like My Octopus Teacher

Empathy in Conservation is Hotly Debated. Still, the World Needs More Stories Like My Octopus Teacher

With three hearts, blue blood, no bones and eight limbs attached to a bulbous head, octopuses seem like they’re from another planet. But in My Octopus Teacher, the hugely popular nature documentary on Netflix, these cephalopods as not only presented as remarkable — but relatable. The documentary seeks to evoke empathy by telling a story...

Brands Take Action on Packaging as Black Friday Looms

Brands Take Action on Packaging as Black Friday Looms

Three billion trees cut down every year for paper packaging VANCOUVER, Canada: Three days before Black Friday – the globe’s second largest shopping day –  22 brands including beauty brands Lush Cosmetics (North America), Beauty Kitchen and LOLI, fashion brands Stitch Fix, The Very Group and Saloni, and printers Hemlock and Re-Leaf, have joined Pack4Good to tackle...

There’s a Big Problem With the Murdoch Media No One is Talking About — How it Treats Women leaders

There’s a Big Problem With the Murdoch Media No One is Talking About — How it Treats Women leaders

Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp has long dominated the Australian media landscape, wielding great political and cultural influence. Former prime minister Kevin Rudd’s record-breaking petition calling for a royal commission into Australian media ownership has once again put this issue in the spotlight. It has gained more than 500,000 signatures and led to a Senate inquiry...

Filipino Zero Waste Advocacy Group EcoWaste Coalition Shares Tips for a Safe Post-Ulysses Cleanup

Filipino Zero Waste Advocacy Group EcoWaste Coalition Shares Tips for a Safe Post-Ulysses Cleanup

Quezon City, Philippines: As affected families and communities joined hands to clear the large amount of trash and debris left behind by Typhoon Ulysses (known as Typhoon Vamco around the world), an advocacy group for a zero waste and toxics-free society offered some useful tips on how to clean up safely after the catastrophe. As it empathized with...

Great Barrier Reef Foundation Scaling Coral IVF to Accelerate Reef Repair and Restoration

Great Barrier Reef Foundation Scaling Coral IVF to Accelerate Reef Repair and Restoration

Reef restoration on the Great Barrier Reef will reach ‘kilometre scale’ thanks to the Great Barrier Reef Foundation upscaling the Coral IVF technique. After seeing the potential of this game-changing technique, the Foundation brought Coral IVF to the Great Barrier Reef in 2016, and since then the Foundation and its researchers have successfully pioneered and...

Biden Says the US Will Rejoin the Paris Climate Agreement in 77 days. Then Australia Will Really Feel the Heat

Biden Says the US Will Rejoin the Paris Climate Agreement in 77 days. Then Australia Will Really Feel the Heat

When the US formally left the Paris climate agreement, Joe Biden tweeted that “in exactly 77 days, a Biden Administration will rejoin it”. Today, the Trump Administration officially left the Paris Climate Agreement. And in exactly 77 days, a Biden Administration will rejoin it. https://t.co/L8UJimS6v2 — Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) November 5, 2020 The US announced...

China Just Stunned the World With Its Step-up on Climate Action – and the Implications for Australia May Be Huge

China Just Stunned the World With Its Step-up on Climate Action – and the Implications for Australia May Be Huge

China’s President Xi Jinping surprised the global community recently by committing his country to net-zero emissions by 2060. Prior to this announcement, the prospect of becoming “carbon neutral” barely rated a mention in China’s national policies. China currently accounts for about 28% of global carbon emissions – double the US contribution and three times the...

Which ‘Milk’ is Best for the Environment? We Compared Dairy, Nut, Soy, Hemp and Grain Milks

Which ‘Milk’ is Best for the Environment? We Compared Dairy, Nut, Soy, Hemp and Grain Milks

Making eco-conscious choices at the shops can be tricky when we’re presented with so many options, especially when it comes to milk. Should we buy plant-based milk, or dairy? We’ve looked at the evidence to help you choose. Dairy has the biggest environmental footprint, by far Any plant-based milk, be it made from beans, nuts...

Want An Electric Car, But Think You Can’t Afford One? Here’s How to Buy Second-hand

Want An Electric Car, But Think You Can’t Afford One? Here’s How to Buy Second-hand

Many Australians say they would consider buying an electric car. But unfortunately, new electric vehicles don’t come cheap. Even at the more affordable end of the market, a new Nissan Leaf or Hyundai Ioniq cost around A$50,000. The popular Tesla Model 3 would set you back A$66,000. But there’s another option: buy second-hand. A used...

We Estimate There Are Up to 14 million Tonnes of Microplastics on the Seafloor. It’s Worse Than We Thought

We Estimate There Are Up to 14 million Tonnes of Microplastics on the Seafloor. It’s Worse Than We Thought

Nowhere, it seems, is immune from plastic pollution: plastic has been reported in the high Arctic oceans, in the sea ice around Antarctica and even in the world’s deepest waters of the Mariana Trench. But just how bad is the problem? Our new research provides the first global estimate of microplastics on the seafloor —...

Is Refurbished the Future of Consumer Tech?

Is Refurbished the Future of Consumer Tech?

By Stewart McGrenary, Director at iPad-Recycle At $10 billion, the refurbished market for consumer electronics is one of the largest in the tech space making it impossible to ignore. Moreover, with no signs of it slowing down any time soon, the refurbished tech may just be the future of consumer tech. Many consumers have come to...