Category: Environment

New Documentary Exposes the Extent of Plastic Pollution in Remote Far North Queensland

New Documentary Exposes the Extent of Plastic Pollution in Remote Far North Queensland

SYDNEY, Australia: A new documentary “Protecting Paradise” investigating how the ocean plastic pollution issue is impacting remote paradises, reveals that one ton of plastic debris can be found for every kilometre of coastline in Far North Queensland. The documentary, a joint production effort by Corona, environmental charity Parley for the Oceans and National Geographic, shows an...

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...

A Year of Eco Progress: The Top 5 Environmental Victories of 2018

A Year of Eco Progress: The Top 5 Environmental Victories of 2018

If you were to judge our civilisation by what’s being put forward by commercial broadcasters and mainstream news and media, you would be forgiven for coming away with a negative impression of human society (narcissistic, self-centred, materialistic, hedonistic, stupid) or feeling a sense of doom and gloom about the future of humankind. Thankfully, we –...

World’s Tallest Closet Filled With a Lifetime of Clothing Demonstrates Scale of First-World Consumerism

World’s Tallest Closet Filled With a Lifetime of Clothing Demonstrates Scale of First-World Consumerism

Telling people there’s a problem isn’t the same as showing people there’s a problem – the latter is way more effective in driving home an important message. And it’s exactly the strategy that social impact designer Laura Francois and visual engineer/photographer Benjamin Von Wong employed as they set about to communicate the scale of the...

Calling All Artists, Musicians and Creatives: The Climate Movement Needs Your Help!

Calling All Artists, Musicians and Creatives: The Climate Movement Needs Your Help!

Whoever you are, you’re dependent on your environment; for example, weather fluctuations affects us all. From the icy chills of Alaska down to the heat and scorching sands of the Sahara, in every corner or region of the world, the state of the air, atmosphere, temperature and other outside conditions (such as rain or cloudiness)...

Meet The Aussie Climate Activists Embarking on a 2-Year Journey in a Solar-Powered 100% Electric Campervan

Meet The Aussie Climate Activists Embarking on a 2-Year Journey in a Solar-Powered 100% Electric Campervan

Disclaimer: These two are typical Aussie larrikins so expect a lot of Australian humour, and some offensive language. Joel Gregory Hayes and Keegan Taccori are currently embarking on a two-year adventure aptly named Route Del Sol. This two-person team are the first to drive a solar powered, 100% electric camper van from Alaska to Argentina. Keegan...

It’s Time to Start Hassling the Politicians, Global Carbon Emissions Reaches New Record High

It’s Time to Start Hassling the Politicians, Global Carbon Emissions Reaches New Record High

Leaders from countries across the globe are in Poland for a new round of climate talks, otherwise known as COP24. They’re still trying to find agreement on how to keep climate change from rising to two degrees Celsius. As has been frequently discussed by climate scientists, when global temperatures rise to 1.5 degrees Celsius, the...

Will the Next Generation Care Enough to Change the World?

Will the Next Generation Care Enough to Change the World?

“Why?” This is a question I am asked approximately twice every five minutes when in the company of my three-year-old niece, Ella. It used to annoy me at first, I’d get increasingly frustrated, and conversations would often go like this: Ella: “Why are you having a cup of tea?” Kate: “Because I want to.” Walks...

The Important US Climate Report That Trump’s Administration Tried to Bury Under Black Friday

The Important US Climate Report That Trump’s Administration Tried to Bury Under Black Friday

The US government’s Global Change Research Program (USGCRP) just released its much anticipated Fourth National Climate Assessment (NCA4) report which provides a detailed look at how climate change will impact the country. The NCA4 report billed as “the report that the Trump Administration doesn’t want you to see” was released on the Friday after Thanksgiving and buried under...

Sinchi Photo Competition Celebrates the Strength and Beauty of Indigenous Cultures

Sinchi Photo Competition Celebrates the Strength and Beauty of Indigenous Cultures

UK-based not-for-profit organisation Sinchi advocates for marginalised and indigenous communities around the world, raising awareness of their plights as well as providing a platform for indigenous people to share their own stories to ensure better representation in the media. According to the organisation, there is an estimated 370 million indigenous people in the world, representing 5,000...