Category: <span>Environment</span>

How Pursuing Clean Cooking in Africa Fights Indoor Air Pollution and Deforestation

How Pursuing Clean Cooking in Africa Fights Indoor Air Pollution and Deforestation

Cooking is a fundamental aspect of human life and an activity we can all identify with, irrespective of our nationalities. Not only is cooking pivotal to the preservation of humankind, it is also with immense cultural and social significance around the world. It helps us understand world customs better and more often than not, provides...

Research Reveals Shocking Detail on How Australia’s Environmental Scientists Are Being Silenced

Research Reveals Shocking Detail on How Australia’s Environmental Scientists Are Being Silenced

Ecologists and conservation experts in government, industry and universities are routinely constrained in communicating scientific evidence on threatened species, mining, logging and other threats to the environment, our new research has found. Our study, just published, shows how important scientific information about environmental threats often does not reach the public or decision-makers, including government ministers....

The Right to Repair: Planned Obsolescence is Capitalism’s Ultimate Piss

The Right to Repair: Planned Obsolescence is Capitalism’s Ultimate Piss

One of the best features of capitalism is the fact that it promotes the culture of work across all human societies by actively and steadily rewarding innovations. This enforces efficiency while increasing competition, all of which is great for economic growth. Economic freedom helps political freedom and so capitalism if more often than not, is...

Voices on the Road: New Documentary on Indigenous Rights and the Future of the Amazon

Voices on the Road: New Documentary on Indigenous Rights and the Future of the Amazon

On 13 August [today] a new documentary, Voices on the Road, will launch online worldwide, following a year of screenings at international film festivals such as Tampere Film Festival. The 23-minute documentary follows the building of a road that is quietly destroying a protected rainforest deep in the remote Peruvian Amazon, causing conflict, fear and...

Turtle Nesting Beach in Australia’s Arnhem Land Trashed by Plastic Pollution

Turtle Nesting Beach in Australia’s Arnhem Land Trashed by Plastic Pollution

A remote beach clean-up campaign between Sea Shepherd Australia and the Dhimurru Aboriginal Corporation has exposed the unrelenting plastic pollution crisis along northern Australia’s coastlines. For the second year in a row, Sea Shepherd volunteers and Indigenous Rangers from Dhimurru have joined forces for an intensive beach clean-up at Djulpan in Northeast Arnhem Land, Northern...

In a World First, Australian University Builds Own Solar Farm to Offset 100% of its Electricity Use

In a World First, Australian University Builds Own Solar Farm to Offset 100% of its Electricity Use

Limiting global warming to well below two degrees Celsius this century requires carbon emissions to reach net zero by around 2050. Australian households have done much to support the transition via rooftop solar investments. Now it’s time for organisations to take a more serious role. The University of Queensland’s efforts to reduce its electricity emissions...

Why Canceling the Atlantic Coast Pipeline is a Big Win for the Environment

Why Canceling the Atlantic Coast Pipeline is a Big Win for the Environment

After six years of legal battles and controversy, Duke Energy and Dominion Energy announced the cancellation of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline project. Though the project sought to bring a lower-cost and lower-emitting energy source to the coal-burning homes and industries in Virginia and North Carolina, many deemed the project unnecessary. They felt it did not...

Australian Broadcaster’s ‘ABC Your Planet’ Takes on the Climate Challenge

Australian Broadcaster’s ‘ABC Your Planet’ Takes on the Climate Challenge

The ABC has launched a new series of programs and resources to explore the urgent environmental challenges facing the planet and the ways in which all Australians can be part of the solution. ABC Your Planet builds on the ABC’s coverage of climate and environmental issues by enabling audiences to counter challenges such as climate change...