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'Eco-Anxiety' Is Very Real And It's On The Rise

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A racing heart, chest tightness, breathlessness, butterflies in the pit of the stomach -- this is how environmental challenges are affecting some Australians.

Lana Hirschowitz

Lana Hirschowitz

STOP PRESS: Please Stop Sending Me Unwanted Newspapers

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When I was a child there was something exciting about the local paper.

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News

Plastic Straws, Cutlery, Cups Could Be Banned Within Months

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Plastic cutlery, straws and drink stirrers are to be banned in South Australia, with draft legislation expected to be released for public discussion this year.

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French Climate Activists Pepper Sprayed By Police During Record-Breaking Heatwave

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Police used riot shields and pepper spray to clear scores of climate activists blocking a bridge over the Seine in Paris on Friday, as the city sweltered under a record-breaking heatwave that many blame on global warming.

National

National

Outrage Following Court's Decision On Flushing Wet Wipes

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The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has lost the first battle against 'flushable' wet wipes clogging up Australian pipes.

Music

Music

'Throw-Away Culture': Festivalgoers Would Rather Ditch Their Tents Than Carry Them

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Australian music festivals are begging their fans to do better, with startling figures showing festivalgoers think it's fine to leave rubbish and even their tents behind when they go home.

National

National

Rescuers Search For Platypus With Rubber Band Stuck Around Its Neck

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A platypus has been photographed with a red plastic ring around its neck, but sadly search efforts have been hampered by bad weather.

Science

Science

Tourists Visiting The Great Barrier Reef Left Feeling Sad And Angry

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Tourists visiting the Great Barrier Reef are increasingly experiencing increased feelings of sadness and anger.

National

National

Leadbeater's Possum On Critically Endangered List, Giving It Extra Protections

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A tiny Australia possum will remain listed as critically endangered to ensure it remains a 'priority species' for government action, the Environment Minister has announced.

Leigh Ackland

Leigh Ackland

Lab-Grown Meat Could Be The Answer To Our Woes

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For many of us, eating a meal containing meat is a normal part of daily life. But if we dig deeper, some sobering issues emerge.

Science

Science

'Extinct' Creatures Found Alive By Expedition To 'Lost City Of The Monkey God'

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A research trip to the untouched heart of the Honduran jungle has found species thriving which scientists previously thought extinct.

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News

Cruise Ships In Europe Release 10 Times More Air Pollution Than Cars

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A report from the European Federation for Transport and Environment found that cruise ships in European waters owned by Carnival Corporation emit 10 times more air pollution than all of Europe's cars.

World

World

Magnet Fishing Is About More Than Just Treasure Finding

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Treasure hunters are known for their innovative techniques in finding precious and long-lost antiques, but there's a dedicated group of people who delve a bit deeper than the rest to come up with some incredible finds.

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Aussies Survive A Whole Year Without Single-Use Plastic Bags

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We did it! We may have forgotten our bags once (or thrice), but we survived the dreaded bag ban.

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Seahorses Under Threat Because Of Human Sex Treatment

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Used in Chinese medicine for their impotence healing properties, endangered seahorse species are facing further decline due to over-harvesting.

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News

France To Ban Destruction Of Unsold Clothes And Electronics In 'World First'

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France is on track to become the first country in the world to ban the destruction of unsold clothes and electronics.

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News

Cruise Ship Company To Pay $29 Million For Polluting Oceans With Plastic

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Carnival Corp. have paid a $US 20 million penalty for polluting the world's oceans.

National

National

How Your Old Jeans Could Become Someone's Prosthetic Knee

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Your jeans could be re-purposed and sold as part of someone's prosthetic knee.

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The Country Where Students Must Plant 10 Trees To Graduate

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High school and college students in the Philippines will soon have to plant 10 trees each before they can graduate.

Quentin Beresford

Quentin Beresford

If The Adani Mine Gets Built It Will Be Thanks To Politicians

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With the final approval of the Adani Carmichael coal mine now apparently imminent, it is important to ask how it has seemingly defied the assessment of experts that it is not financially viable.

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News

Young Boy Left 'Screaming and Hanging' Off Rollercoaster

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All the news you need to know this Friday.

Kristen Lyons

Kristen Lyons

Is A Failure To Act On Climate Change A Violation Of Human Rights?

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Climate change threatens Australia in many different ways, and can devastate rural and urban communities alike.

World

World

Palm Oil: The Hidden Ingredient You Could Be Eating Every Day

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It's in plenty of products we use, but it seems palm oil and the industry that manufactures it is plagued by secrecy.

Life

Life

This Couple Is Funding Their Entire Wedding Via Recycled Cans And Bottles

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Darren Auth-Jones and Ellen Toohill have their sights set on an intimate, country wedding but their payment approach is less conventional.

World

World

Watch This Massive Waterspout Swirl Off Singapore

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Locals were awed by the waterspout swirling off Singapore on Saturday.

National

National

Why Scott Morrison's Claims Of A Non-Existent Environmental Bill Have Sparked Fury

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Prime Minister Scott Morrison claimed he'd been "taking action" on environmental protection -- by referring to a bill that didn't exist.

Richie Merzian

Richie Merzian

When It Comes To Coal, Australia Is Showing The World We're Going 'Back To Black'

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In the Polish city of Katowice, towers of coal run alongside the UN Climate Conference (COP24) centre.

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TV

Sir David Attenborough Has Made The Leap To Netflix

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We are living in a whole new world, one that'll be shot in sparkling 4K.

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News

Food You Have Never Heard Of Could End Hunger

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The term "conservation" may bring wildlife or land preservation to mind. But what about the food we eat?

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News

Why Your Charity Clothes Donation Could Leave Op Shops In Debt

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Charities spending millions to dump “fast fashion” clothes

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Views

Waleed Aly: Why Are We So Good At Inventing Things That Do Us Harm?

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It started with wheat and went downhill from there...

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News

Queensland Alone Has Cleared Half The Country's Native Forests

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In just four years, an area seven-times the size of Brisbane has been cleared.