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World

World

Airline Wants You To Have Your Coffee And Eat It Too

2 min read

If you order a long black, latte or cappuccino on an Air New Zealand flight, you'll be able to eat the cup too -- and according to the airline, it will taste like vanilla.

National

National

Greenhouse Gases Surge To Record Highs, Dire Warnings Of 'Destructive' Climate Effects

3 min read

Greenhouse gas emissions surged to a record level last year and world temperatures could rise by more than twice the globally agreed warming limit if nothing is done, a UN report shows.

Music

Music

Coldplay Won't Tour Again Until Concerts Are Environmentally Friendly

2 min read

British band Coldplay has pulled the plug on touring due to concerns about the environmental impacts of concerts.

World

World

A Material Made From Fish Waste Could One Day Replace Single Use Plastics

3 min read

A 23-year-old Briton has cooked up a compostable compound she hopes will one day replace much single-use plastic - and its main ingredient is byproducts of the fishing industry.

Jordon Steele-John

Jordon Steele-John

Why I Said The Major Parties Are No Better Than A Bunch Of Arsonists

4 min read

We are on track for at least four degrees of global warming by the end of the century.

News

News

Australia’s Antidepressant Use Is Disturbing Fish Populations, Study Shows

3 min read

Common antidepressants like Zoloft and Prozac are finding a way into our waterways -- via our toilets, sinks, and trash -- and it's having a disturbing impact on the social behaviour of fish.

World

World

Flights Diverted, Schools Closed In India Air Emergency

3 min read

Air pollution in New Delhi and surrounding towns reached the worst levels so far this year on Sunday.

World

World

New Technology Turning Plastic Bottles Into Roads

3 min read

Ninety percent of the plastic we use ends up in landfills, or in the world's oceans. Now, a Scottish firm has invented a way to recycle that hard-to-use plastic for a role that requires durability: paving roads and highways.

World

World

New Machine Could Clean Up Oceans

2 min read

A Dutch foundation devoted to fighting plastic pollution in the world's oceans unveiled a new device designed to stop it from reaching the sea in the first place, by collecting and cleaning plastic waste from major rivers.

The Project

The Project

Statements From Woolworths, Coles, ALDI And McDonalds

2 min read

Statements from Woolworths, Coles, ALDI and McDonalds regarding deforestation and the environmental impacts of beef production.

National

National

How This Tiny Aussie Island Of 400 People Got On Lonely Planet's Hot List

5 min read

Locals on the tiny, remote Lord Howe Island were stunned to wake up to the news that their home had been listed as one of the world's hottest travel destinations.

National

National

IKEA's New Furniture Buy-Back Scheme, Unpacked

2 min read

While taking his kids to school a few years ago, David Hawthorn walked past a large heap of discarded home furnishings piled up on the roadside.

Good News

Good News

How This Music Festival Used The Power Of Partying For Good Deeds

1 min read

Rather than just making a lot of noise and leaving a big mess, the Yours And Owls music festival tried to get their fans to do the right thing while partying.

World

World

Dead Baby Turtle Found With 104 Pieces Of Plastic In Its Belly

1 min read

A tiny turtle has died after ingesting more 100 pieces of plastic in just a few weeks of life.

World

World

Prince Harry Takes Over NatGeo Instagram Account

1 min read

Prince Harry is urging you to look up.

The Project

The Project

Environment Department Statements

20 min read

Statement from Environment Departments regarding Australia's Recycling

Features

Features

Cairns And Townsville Become 'Plastic Free Places' To Try Save The Reef

1 min read

The Great Barrier Reef is not only one of the wonders of the natural world, it supports 64,000 jobs in Queensland.

Melbourne

Melbourne

Inner-City Creek Turns Blood-Red After Chemical Contamination

1 min read

Residents in Melbourne's inner west have been warned to avoid Stony Creek after an unknown contaminant turned its waters blood-red on the weekend.

National

National

We All Know Plastic Straws Are Bad, But Is The 'War On Straws' Justified?

4 min read

South Australia has plans to ban them. McDonald's is looking to phase them out.

Hugh Riminton

Hugh Riminton

The Greenie Determined To Sack The Treasurer To 'Save The Planet'

3 min read

“It terrifies me." The man trying to kick Treasurer Josh Frydenberg out of Parliament admits the effort could destroy him.

National

National

The One Billionth Passenger Arrived At Sydney Airport This Morning

1 min read

Sydney Airport just welcomed its one billionth passenger with streamers, balloons, fanfare and an entire media press pack.

Politics

Politics

Walls And Passports Proposed As Radical Solution To Parking Chaos

3 min read

Passport requirements and a Donald Trump-style wall are cornerstones of a wild new suggestion to ensure residents of Sydney's Inner West secure parking spots.

World

World

As Amazon Fires Rage, Brazil Concerned About Its Image

2 min read

Stung by a global outcry over deforestation and wildfires in the Amazon rainforest, Brazil has launched a diplomatic offensive to persuade the international community of its environmental credentials.

James Norman

James Norman

Hey, We’re Fighting For Democracy. You Might Be Inconvenienced.

4 min read

It's a tried and tested reality – politely asking for serious political change that disrupts the status quo has never worked and never will.

World

World

This Country Just Planted 220 Million Trees In A Single Day

2 min read

Students, lawmakers, officials and others planted dozens of species of saplings on Friday to combat climate change.

Clementine Ford

Clementine Ford

The Children Are Coming, Andrew Bolt. They Are Coming.

5 min read

“I have never seen a girl so young and with so many mental disorders treated by so many adults as a guru.”

World

World

Holiday Inn Ditching Complimentary Toiletries To Reduce Plastic Waste

2 min read

Grab the last of those mini hotel shampoos while you still can — Holiday Inn is ditching its tiny toiletries in more than 5,600 hotels.

News

News

'Dumb' Ideas That Could Actually Help Make The World A Better Place

1 min read

Solving all of the world's problems has always seemed difficult, costly and virtually impossible -- until now.

News

News

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

4 min read

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

4 min read

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

News

News

Plastic Straws, Cutlery, Cups Could Be Banned Within Months

3 min read

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.

News

News

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

2 min read

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

2 min read

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

5 min read

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

3 min read

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

2 min read

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

3 min read

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

5 min read

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'

1 min read

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

News

News

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

3 min read

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

1 min read

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.

News

News

Aussies Survive A Whole Year Without Single-Use Plastic Bags

4 min read

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

News

News

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.

News

News

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

2 min read

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

News

News

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

3 min read

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

4 min read

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

News

News

The Country Where Students Must Plant 10 Trees To Graduate

1 min read

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

4 min read

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.

News

News

Young Boy Left 'Screaming and Hanging' Off Rollercoaster

3 min read

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?

6 min read

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

4 min read

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

2 min read

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

1 min read

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

4 min read

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'

6 min read

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

TV

TV

Sir David Attenborough Has Made The Leap To Netflix

1 min read

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

News

News

Food You Have Never Heard Of Could End Hunger

3 min read

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

News

News

Why Your Charity Clothes Donation Could Leave Op Shops In Debt

1 min read

Charities spending millions to dump “fast fashion” clothes

Views

Views

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

4 min read

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

News

News

Queensland Alone Has Cleared Half The Country's Native Forests

1 min read

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