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think all your plastic is being recycled? new research shows it can end up in the ocean

Think all your plastic is being recycled? New research shows it can end up...

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 Image: Shuttlestock We all know it’s wrong to toss your rubbish into the ocean or another natural place. But it might surprise you to learn some plastic waste ends up in the environment, even when...
look up! a powerful owl could be sleeping in your backyard after a night surveying kilometres of territory

Look up! A powerful owl could be sleeping in your backyard after a night...

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 Picture: Nick Bradsworth, Author provided Picture this: you’re in your backyard gardening when you get that strange, ominous feeling of being watched. You find a grey oval-shaped ball about the size of a thumb, filled with...
i spoke to ‘minimalists’ to find out why they are giving up their personal possessions

I spoke to ‘minimalists’ to find out why they are giving up their personal...

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 NaksomritStudio / shutterstock I recently spoke to a man named Adam who told me that every object he owns could fit in one of Ikea’s famous shelving units. He owns two pairs of jeans and...
‘existential threat to our survival’: see the 19 australian ecosystems already collapsing

‘Existential threat to our survival’: see the 19 Australian ecosystems already collapsing

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 Picture: Shuttlestock In 1992, 1,700 scientists warned that human beings and the natural world were “on a collision course”. Seventeen years later, scientists described planetary boundaries within which humans and other life could have a “safe space to operate”....
ECOTORIO

Be Part of World Premiere. ECOTORIO … Singing out about climate change!

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Announcing the World Premiere of a ground breaking new massed choral work addressing climate change to be recorded and released virtually. Play It Forward, the innovative, inclusive and inspiring Australian arts charity is excited to...
say no to landfill with these awesome products, made from recycled materials! 

Say no to landfill with these awesome products, made from recycled materials! 

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Are you looking for ways to reduce your waste and carbon footprint? Maybe you’ve already cut back on your meat consumption, started cycling to work or you’re trying to make your weekly shop as...
why do we love koalas so much? because they look like human babies

Why do we love koalas so much? Because they look like human babies

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 Picture: Shuttlestock The koala is a much-loved species and lucrative tourism drawcard. Yet, for all its popularity, koalas are forecast to be extinct in NSW within 30 years. Understanding the koala-human relationship might go some way to saving...
mr morrison, please don’t make empty promises: enshrine our climate targets in law

Mr Morrison, please don’t make empty promises: enshrine our climate targets in law

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 Picture: James Ross/AAP In the lead-up to this year’s United Nations climate conference in Glasgow, the Morrison government is inching towards adopting a net-zero emissions target for 2050. If Prime Minister Scott Morrison can resist internal party pressure to...
australia must control its killer cat problem. a major new report explains how, but doesn’t go far enough

Australia must control its killer cat problem. A major new report explains how, but...

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 Image: Shuttlestock Australia is teeming with cats. While cats make great pets, and can bring owners emotional, psychological and health benefits, the animals are a scourge on native wildlife. Cats kill a staggering 1.7 billion native animals each year,...
nationals’ push to carve farming from a net-zero target is misguided and dangerous

Nationals’ push to carve farming from a net-zero target is misguided and dangerous

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 Picture: Shuttlestock Prime Minister Scott Morrison might be warming to the goal of net-zero emissions by 2050, but federal Nationals leader Michael McCormack has thrown a spanner in the works by suggesting agriculture be excluded from the target. On Sunday, McCormack told...