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How (and Why) to Stay Optimistic When it Feels Like the Environment is Falling Apart

How (and Why) to Stay Optimistic When it Feels Like the Environment is Falling Apart

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Authors: Dominic McAfee, Postdoctoral researcher, marine ecology, University of Adelaide; Sean Connell, Professor, Ecology, University of Adelaide, and Zoe Doubleday, Research Fellow, University of South Australia Humans love optimism. It’s a no-brainer – optimism makes us feel good and wanting more. This attraction has deep neurological...

Climate Change: A Climate Scientist Answers Questions From Teenagers

Climate Change: A Climate Scientist Answers Questions From Teenagers

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Author: Chris Smith, Research Fellow in Physical Climate Change, University of Leeds. Pupils in 60 countries go on strike from school on March 15, 2019, to demand urgent action from the world’s leaders on climate change. Here, a scientist answers teenagers’ questions about climate change,...

Women Can Build Positive Body Image By Controlling What They View on Social Media

Women Can Build Positive Body Image By Controlling What They View on Social Media

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Authors: Rachel Cohen, Clinical Psychologist and PhD Candidate, University of Technology Sydney; Amy Slater, Associate Professor, University of the West of England, and Jasmine Fardouly, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Macquarie University. Social media use is often described as being problematic for mental health and body image....

8 Must-See Films About Women – That Are All By Women

8 Must-See Films About Women – That Are All By Women

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Authors:Emily Spiers, Lecturer in Creative Futures, Lancaster University. It is no secret that women are still underrepresented in cinema – whether they work behind or in front of the camera. They are also, as the Independent’s alternative all-female list of nominees for the 2019 Academy...

Our Culture of Overtime is Costing Us Dearly

Our Culture of Overtime is Costing Us Dearly

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Authors:Joshua Krook, University of Adelaide The story of Yumiko Kadota, whose gruelling schedule as a Sydney hospital registrar included clocking up more than 100 hours of overtime in her first month, has highlighted the punishing work schedules required in the medical profession. Research indicates working...

Press Freedom Under Attack: Why Filipino Journalist Maria Ressa’s Arrest Should Matter To All Of Us

Press Freedom Under Attack: Why Filipino Journalist Maria Ressa’s Arrest Should Matter To All Of Us

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Authors: Peter Greste, Professor of Journalism and Communications, The University of Queensland. In a scene right out of a thriller, agents from the Filipino National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) raided journalist and editor Maria Ressa’s Manila office at 5pm on Wednesday February 13, after most...

Researchers, Set an Example: Fly Less

Researchers, Set an Example: Fly Less

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Authors:Xavier Anglaret, Université de Bordeaux; Chris Wymant, University of Oxford, and Kévin Jean, Conservatoire national des arts et métiers (CNAM). The world is warming and ecosystems are dying. To avoid disastrous climatic change, massive reductions in CO2 emissions are required in all sectors, reaching net-zero...

Here’s What Happens to Our Plastic Recycling When It Goes Offshore

Here’s What Happens to Our Plastic Recycling When It Goes Offshore

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Authors:Monique Retamal, Research Principal, Institute for Sustainable Futures, University of Technology Sydney; Elsa Dominish, Senior Research Consultant, Institute for Sustainable Futures, University of Technology Sydney; Le Xuan Thinh, Director, VNCPC; Nguyen, Anh Tuan, Senior researcher, Environment Science Institute, and Samantha Sharpe, Research Director, Institute for...

The ‘Sharing Economy’ Simply Dresses Up Our Consumerist Tendencies in a More Palatable Ideology

The ‘Sharing Economy’ Simply Dresses Up Our Consumerist Tendencies in a More Palatable Ideology

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Author: Marianna Sigala, Professor of Tourism – Director of the Centre for Tourism & Leisure Management, University of South Australia The scope and scale of the so-called “sharing economy” has increased exponentially over the past decade, to the point where it affects almost every aspect of...

Recycling Is Not Enough. Zero-Packaging Stores Show We Can Kick Our Plastic Addiction

Recycling Is Not Enough. Zero-Packaging Stores Show We Can Kick Our Plastic Addiction

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Author: Sabrina Chakori, PhD Candidate, The University of Queensland and Ammar Abdul Aziz, Lecturer, The University of Queensland. Wrapped, sealed, boxed, cling-filmed and vacuum packed. We have become used to consumables being packaged in every way imaginable. The history of “packaging” goes back to the first...

Are Women Escaping Family Violence Overseas Considered Refugees?

Are Women Escaping Family Violence Overseas Considered Refugees?

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Author: Tamara Wood, Centre Affiliate, Andrew and Renata Kaldor Centre for International Refugee Law, UNSW Saudi teenager Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun’s story has travelled around the world this week, highlighting Saudi Arabia’s repressive treatment of women and that not only those who seek asylum by sea face...

10 Feel Good Environment Stories You May Have Missed in 2018

10 Feel Good Environment Stories You May Have Missed in 2018

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Author: Michael Hopkin, Editor: Energy + Environment, The Conversation. Let’s be honest – environment news isn’t always the jolliest, and 2018 was no exception. From climate change, to recycling, to energy policy, at times it has felt like we’ve been lurching from one crisis to the...