Category: <span>Environment</span>

Western Australia Introduces Country’s Most Comprehensive Ban on Single-Use Plastics

Western Australia Introduces Country’s Most Comprehensive Ban on Single-Use Plastics

On Sunday, the Western Australian government’s comprehensive plan to ban single-use plastics was announced. This plan comes on the feedback of a recent discussion paper on disposable plastics that indicated 98% community support for the government to take action to reduce the impacts of single-use plastics. According to the paper, in 2018–19, a total of 3.4...

Why We Need to Improve the Grid for Increased Renewable Energy

Why We Need to Improve the Grid for Increased Renewable Energy

Renewable energy sources are critical for every nation around the world. For the environment and for public health, these resources have the potential to outperform and exceed the competition – fossil fuels. Outperforming, though, is only half the battle. With solar power growth and new wind power integrations, grid optimization has become a necessity. 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...

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 —...

Key Takeaways From Climate Week 2020

Key Takeaways From Climate Week 2020

Climate Week 2020 was held last week, from September 21st until the 27th. There were over 350 live and virtual events held across New York and all over the world that aimed to explore lessons that we could learn in our battle against climate change. Ten overarching themes guided the discussions, seminars, and exhibitions during...

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...