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Connecting the dots between food waste and climate change

Luke Michael, Monday, 2nd August 2021 -  "In Australia, we have the national climate resilience and adaptation strategy to set out how we manage the risks of climate change, but it doesn't acknowledge food waste as a solution” 

Human rights groups sign on to fight climate change

Maggie Coggan, Thursday, 15th July 2021 -  “As a humanitarian organisation, we recognise that we have a responsibility and a collective responsibility to support climate change mitigation and adaptation”

Australia drops to bottom of UN climate action ladder

Maggie Coggan, Tuesday, 6th July 2021 -  The nation scored poorly against fossil fuel use, and progress towards implementing a carbon price

Vinnies Victoria makes the renewable energy switch

Maggie Coggan, Tuesday, 29th June 2021 -  “We’re trying to lead by example and say, if Vinnies can do it...basically, anyone should be able to do this.”

Budget

‘Like fixing a bullet wound with a bandaid’: Environment left high and dry in budget

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 12th May 2021 -  The environment has emerged as one of the biggest losers of this year’s budget 

Conservation group launches legal fight to protect Australia’s unburnt landscapes

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 21st April 2021 -  WWF are fighting to protect six key landscapes that provide sanctuary for threatened plant and animal species following the catastrophic 2019-20 bushfires  

‘It is breathtaking hypocrisy’: Charity faces severe backlash over quarry plan

Luke Michael, Thursday, 18th March 2021 -  More than 75 organisations and individuals have signed an open letter calling on the Ross Trust to withdraw plans to open a new quarry at Arthurs Seat

Ramping up solar and wind projects could slash Australian emissions by 80 per cent

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 17th March 2021 -  But experts say government must step up

Analysis

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

Contributor, Wednesday, 3rd March 2021 -  Some plastic sent overseas for recycling ends up as pollution, or goes up in toxic smoke. But there are steps we can take to ensure our waste is processed as intended.

A greener WA would boost the state’s economy by $16 billion

Luke Michael, Thursday, 12th November 2020 -  WA has the lowest proportion of renewable electricity generation of any state in Australia   
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