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UN Climate Change Report: Land Clearing and Farming Contribute a Third of the World’s Greenhouse Gases

UN Climate Change Report: Land Clearing and Farming Contribute a Third of the World’s Greenhouse Gases

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Author: Mark Howden, Director, Climate Change Institute, Australian National University. We can’t achieve the goals of the Paris Climate Agreement without managing emissions from land use, according to a special report released by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). Emissions from land use, largely agriculture,...

Don’t Bin Your Used Coffee Bags. This New Australian Initiative Allows You to Recycle Them…

Don’t Bin Your Used Coffee Bags. This New Australian Initiative Allows You to Recycle Them…

MEDIA RELEASE From today, coffee lovers across Australia will be able to benefit from a new recycling scheme launched by Australian coffee brand, Seven Miles and the leaders in recycling the non-recyclable, TerraCycle. The first of its kind in Australia, the new initiative allows consumers to recycle used coffee bags, which are proven to be...

We Deserve a Climate Debate

We Deserve a Climate Debate

A couple of nights ago, half the 2020 Democratic presidential candidates took the debate stage for a second time. There are still twenty candidates trying to break out from the crowded field, many will ask a resounding “Who??” as former Maryland Rep. John Delaney, former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, or Ohio Rep. Tim Ryan answer...

Climate Joy Week #17: Greta Thunberg and The 1975 Release a Climate Change Anthem, Air New Zealand Scraps Single-Use Plastic and more…

Climate Joy Week #17: Greta Thunberg and The 1975 Release a Climate Change Anthem, Air New Zealand Scraps Single-Use Plastic and more…

Welcome to yet another edition of our Climate Joy series. This week, as in all others, we will briefly examine some of the cool developments happening across the globe for (not against) our planet. From creative music and further limitations on single-use plastic, taking you from Indonesia all the way to Estonia; we bring this...

Climate Joy Week #15: Sustainable Fashion Dominates Barcelona Fashion Show, Nestle Develops Recyclable Wrapper and more

Climate Joy Week #15: Sustainable Fashion Dominates Barcelona Fashion Show, Nestle Develops Recyclable Wrapper and more

Welcome to this week’s edition of our Climate Joy series. This right here marks the 15th edition of our weekly documentary of joyful news in the fight to save our climate. Now the curated stories presented to you in this weekly series are by no means exhaustive, they are merely offerings shared with you to...

ABC and University of Sydney Announce Top 5 Humanities and Social Sciences Scholars

ABC and University of Sydney Announce Top 5 Humanities and Social Sciences Scholars

PRESS RELEASE AUSTRALIA – The ABC and University of Sydney are proud to announce the recipients of the 2019 Top 5 Humanities and Social Sciences Media Residencies, which will enable some of Australia’s brightest minds to share their expertise with audiences hungry for credible and informed debate.  The five early-career researchers from Australian universities work...

With Cryptocurrency Launch, Facebook Sets its Path Toward Becoming an Independent Nation

With Cryptocurrency Launch, Facebook Sets its Path Toward Becoming an Independent Nation

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Authors: Jennifer Grygiel, Assistant Professor of Communications (Social Media) & Magazine, News and Digital Journalism, Syracuse University. Facebook has announced a plan to launch a new cryptocurrency named the Libra, adding another layer to its efforts to dominate global communications and business. Backed by huge finance...