Category: <span>Environment</span>

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...

Post-Pandemic Recovery: Seizing Opportunities to Build a Green and Resilient Economy

Post-Pandemic Recovery: Seizing Opportunities to Build a Green and Resilient Economy

Pause. The world was virtually at a standstill over the last couple months as countries imposed lockdown measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Non-essential businesses, establishments, and transportation were put on halt and people were told to stay at home. With the pandemic restrictions, the environment was also given a reprieve – our cities...

Affluence is Killing the Planet, Warn Scientists

Affluence is Killing the Planet, Warn Scientists

Would you like to be rich? Chances are your answer is: “Yes! Who wouldn’t want to be rich?” Clearly, in societies where money can buy almost everything, being rich is generally perceived as something good. It implies more freedom, fewer worries, more happiness, higher social status. But here is the catch: affluence trashes our planetary...