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Life

Life

Cutlery Made Of Avocado Seeds Is Here To Save The Earth One Bite At A Time

3 min read

A company in Mexico is turning avocado seeds into biodegradable single-use cutlery and straws.

Bach In Paradise

Bach In Paradise

Queen Vanessa Sunshine Told Us Her Top Tips To Cut Down On Waste

3 min read

Queen of our hearts, Vanessa Sunshine is also the queen of saving the environment.

Life

Life

A Cruise Ship Is Ditching Towel Animals And Twitter Is Mutinous

1 min read

A Norwegian line of cruise ships is getting rid of towel animals in their turn-down service and Twitter is calling for a mutiny.

World

World

China Exploded A Frozen River And The Footage Is Mesmerising

1 min read

A blasting operation was conducted on the frozen surface of the Heilongjiang River in Huma County of northeast China's Heilongjiang Province on Tuesday, in order to prevent the risk of flooding in the spring.

News

News

Patagonia Won't Be Selling Vests To Finance Bros Anymore

2 min read

Outdoor clothing company Patagonia is refusing to co-brand their iconic sweater vests to the financial industry, putting an end to the Wall Street fashion staple.

News

News

A Dead Pregnant Whale Has Washed Ashore With 22 Kilograms Of Plastic In Its Stomach

2 min read

A six metre-long sperm whale washed ashore the Italian island of Sardinia carrying 22 kilograms of plastic waste inside of it, as well as a dead fetus.

National

National

Labor To Ban Single-Use Plastic Bags And Microbeads From 2021

2 min read

Single-use plastic bags and microbeads will be banned across Australia from 2021 if Labor wins the upcoming federal election.

World

World

1100 Mutilated Dolphins Washed Up On French Beaches This Year

3 min read

*WARNING*: Graphic images.

National

National

'Unprecedented': Flesh Eating Disease Wiping Out Entire Species

3 min read

In the last 50 years, a single disease has completely wiped out 90 species and caused the decline of 500 more, in what's now considered the greatest loss of biodiversity due to a disease.

World

World

Europe Is Banning Single-Use Plastics To Protect Oceans

1 min read

The European Parliament has voted overwhelmingly in favour of banning single-use plastic, like cutlery, plates and straws.

Life

Life

Thai Supermarket Ditches Plastic Packaging For Eco-Friendly Banana Leaves

2 min read

A supermarket in Thailand is doing its bit to reduce plastic packaging by wrapping fresh produce in eco-friendly banana leaves instead.

National

National

Bar Offers Cheaper Espresso Martini If You Bring A Keep Cup

3 min read

A bar in New South Wales is offering a discount on your espresso martinis, while making a stand for the environment.

Celebrity

Celebrity

Jaden Smith Worked A Shift At Woolies To Promote His Water

1 min read

Jaden Smith is in town promoting his brand of eco-friendly bottled water and did so by doin' a shift at ya local Woolies.

World

World

Woman's 'Disgusting' Find After Biting Into Dinner

1 min read

When Michela Emma decided to quit plastic she knew it would be difficult. What she didn't expect was that she would be eating it for dinner.

Politics

Politics

'There Is No Planet B': Huge Climate Strike As Students Defy Calls To Stay In School

4 min read

The roars will be heard all the way to Canberra. They shut down the city, took over its public square, and left a special phone message for Bill Shorten.

World

World

Teen Girl Behind Climate Change Protests Nominated For Nobel Peace Prize

3 min read

Teen climate activist Greta Thunberg has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in recognition of her efforts to combat climate change.

James Norman

James Norman

We Have Failed Aussie School Kids And Today They Will Teach Us A Lesson

6 min read

I've worked in the environment movement for more than two decades.

Lifestyle

Lifestyle

The #trashtag Viral Challenge That Is Finally Doing Good For The Planet

1 min read

The #trashtag challenge is one internet trend that is, for a change, good for the planet.

The Project

The Project

The Unlikely Friendship Between A Young Eco-Activist And A Pelican

2 min read

12 year-old Shalise Leesfield has been cleaning up beaches since she could walk.

The Project

The Project

Are The Nats In Crisis?

3 min read

The National Party was created to give country people a voice in the state and federal parliaments. But people in the bush are turning away from the party they once voted for…

News

News

Residents In Shock As Green Snow And Ice Appear In Russian Town

1 min read

Green snow, icicles and puddles have appeared in a Russian town, with residents concerned it is linked to a local power plant.

World

World

Greta Thunberg: The Swedish Schoolkid Who Went On Strike And Sparked A Global Movement

2 min read

Sweden had its hottest summer on record in 2018 and that struck a chord with Greta Thunberg.

National

National

Human 'Bin Chickens' Making Big Bucks With Your Rubbish

3 min read

More than 1.3 billion containers have been collected and $130 million dollars made in the past 15 months since a container refund program was introduced.

Kelly O'Shanassy

Kelly O'Shanassy

When It Comes To The Environment, ScoMo Could Learn A Lesson From China

6 min read

The United States is known for audacious ideas. Some make little sense but are pursued relentlessly, like a border wall that will cost billions.

The Project

The Project

Fish Deaths Continue Across Australia As One Short-Term Solution Is Found

2 min read

Up to a million fish are dead in the Darling River at Menindee and more are likely to perish in coming days as temperatures rise.

World

World

Battle On The High Seas: Fishing Boats 'Ambush' Sea Shepherd Conservation Ship

1 min read

Environmental organisation the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society says one of its vessels was attacked by about 35 fishing boats in Mexico's Gulf of California.

Richie Merzian

Richie Merzian

Australia Just Marked Its Third Hottest Year Ever, And ScoMo Is Making It Worse

5 min read

It’s getting hot in here.

World

World

Hummingbirds ‘Weaponise’ Bills In Quest For Females And Flowers

2 min read

Hummingbirds are perhaps best known for their frenetic energy and their speedy pursuit of sweet, sweet nectar, but it turns out some hummingbirds are ferocious fighters too.

National

National

Our Beautiful Great Barrier Reef Turtles Are In Trouble

3 min read

Green turtles have been found with heart and gout medication, pesticides, industrial chemicals, and 'toxic' levels of cobalt in their blood.

News

News

Bettongs Are Cute, Love Truffles And Are In Big Trouble

1 min read

The little Northern Bettong is in big trouble and conservationists warn it's part of an "extinction crisis".

News

News

An Anti-Plastic Book Has Been Sold Wrapped In Plastic

1 min read

A book about how to shrink our plastic waste production has been shrink-wrapped in plastic by a distributor.

Simon Bradshaw

Simon Bradshaw

Our Reliance On Coal Is Entrenching Poverty Around The World

4 min read

Make no mistake -- the decisions we make today will profoundly impact the lives of communities here and abroad far into the future.

Waleed Aly

Waleed Aly

To ScoMo's Party, Even School Kids Are The Enemy When It Comes To Climate Change

5 min read

Of the squillion words to have been published about the disintegration of the Liberal Party since the catastrophe in Victoria, these are the ones I’ve found most telling.

Views

Views

I'm Taking Two Hours Off School To Teach Scott Morrison A Climate Lesson

3 min read

On Friday afternoon, I’ll be joining several students from my school and thousands nationwide in the School Strike for Climate Action.

National

National

Adani To Self-Finance Queensland Mine

2 min read

Mining giant Adani will now self-finance its controversial Carmichael coal mine project, and claimed works will start "imminently".

National

National

Solomon, Matilda And Rose Don't Want A 'Destroyed Future'

3 min read

It's a Wednesday, just before lunchtime, and Solomon, Rose and Matilda would normally be in the classroom right now.

World

World

The Cute Ad Banned On British TV For Being "Too Political"

2 min read

Making people fat: fine. Saving forests: not so much.

News

News

Pacific Island Nation Now Confiscating Tourists' Sunscreen

2 min read

Palau is to become the first country to ban toxic sunscreen to protect its reefs after study finds chemicals tainted famous lake.

World

World

Environmentalist Slammed For Saying David Attenborough Has Done More Harm Than Good

2 min read

Fair question or blasphemy?

Life

Life

Giant Natural Icebergs. In Australia. On A 37-Degree November Day. True Story

2 min read

Look at these beautiful ice formations. Just look at them.

Richie Merzian

Richie Merzian

Why Wentworth Was A Message To The Government On Climate Change

5 min read

If there’s one specific message that’s been sent, loud and clear, to the Morrison Government through the disastrous Wentworth by-election, it is 'do more on climate change'.

Inspiration

Inspiration

Clean Up Co-Founder's Tribute To 'Warrior' Ian Kiernan

2 min read

Clean Up Australia co-founder Kim McKay has paid tribute to "knock-about larrikin" Ian Kiernan.

National

National

The Time Ian Kiernan Tackled A Man To Save Prince Charles

1 min read

It was Australia Day 1994.

Views

Views

There Was No Finer Australian Than Ian Kiernan

2 min read

I'll never forget the sound. The glop and squelch of gumboots as people tried to extricate themselves from the mud.

News

News

Ian Kiernan, Aussie Legend And Clean Up Australia Founder, Has Died Aged 78

3 min read

A passionate environmentalist, the man known as Australia's "king of the clean up" co-founded a global movement and became Australian of the Year.

World

World

Brazil Is About To Elect Its Own Trump And He Might Wreck The Amazon

3 min read

Anti-gay, pro-dictator, racist -- and maybe a disaster for the world's most important rainforest.

Health

Health

You Should Care About Organic Produce And This Is Why

3 min read

And there is a scientific reason it tastes better. For real.

Politics

Politics

Fishing Allowed In Marine Parks After 'Disgraceful' Backdown

3 min read

The government believed fishing was a "low risk" to the survival of marine areas.

National

National

The Murray-Darling Basin Plan Is Again Under Fire. So What’s The Deal?

4 min read

The plan is again facing criticism for blowing out budgets and potentially wasting millions.

Life

Life

This Food Waste App Helps You Save The Planet And Money, Too

2 min read

It's a real win-win.

World

World

Incredible Rescue of Trapped Whale By Chilean Navy

1 min read

Divers swam along side the whale while cutting the net off.

World

World

Intelligent Crows Clean For Their Grub At French Theme Park

1 min read

It's a waste disposal system to crow about.

Politics

Politics

The Bizarre Story Of How $444m Was Given To An Obscure Reef Group

4 min read

"Taxpayers’ money has been given away without process, probity or policy justification"

National

National

People Are Losing Their Minds Over Coles' "Piss Weak" Plastic Bag Backflip

3 min read

"Coles has caved to the whingers"

News

News

'Politically Sanctioned Extinction': Koala Disaster Brews On The East Coast

1 min read

Australians for Animals say the native marsupial is at risk of disappearing from the east coast, where development and population growth is rampant.

National

National

Q&A Wages War On Waste

3 min read

Buy recyclable products, and only buy what you need.

Tech

Tech

Environmentally Friendly Aussie Inventions On Shark Tank

1 min read

These Aussie investors have you covered.

Style

Style

11 Chic, Eco-Friendly Shopping Bags To Help Save The Planet

4 min read

Say no to plastic, but yes to style.

National

National

McDonalds To Dump Plastic Straws By 2020

2 min read

All 970 Maccas outlets in Australia will have paper straws in two years.

News

News

Meet The Millionaire Investor Who Wants To Clean The World's Oceans

3 min read

"The profits of the future come from the first movers."

World

World

Plastic Has Reached Remote Parts Of The Antarctic

2 min read

'Plastic has now been found in all corners of our oceans, from the Antarctic to the Arctic.'

Lifestyle

Lifestyle

Saving The Planet Starts In Your Shopping Trolley

3 min read

It's a meaty conversation.

National

National

Binning Plastic Pollution: Laws And Bans Across The Country

4 min read

On the eve of World Environment Day, here's everything you need to know about plastic laws across the country

Movies

Movies

Tourists Have Ruined The Beach From Leonardo DiCaprio's 'The Beach'

2 min read

This is why we can't have nice things.