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Copy of Your vodka on the rocks could save the planet

Maggie Coggan, Saturday, 16th November 2019 -  A new American vodka is sucking up as much carbon dioxide as eight fully grown trees    Making vodka from the traditional ingredients of potatoes and grains is officially old news,

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The country is not waiting for the government

David Ritter, Monday, 4th November 2019 -  The Australian government may not have a credible mechanism for reducing the emissions that are driving global warming. But huge amounts of climate action can and is occurring outside

Decades of progress will be undone by climate change, UN warns

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 15th July 2019 -  Climate change and increasing inequality are quickly reversing any progress made on the Sustainable Development Goals over the last decade, a new UN report warns.         The SDG

A climate emergency has been declared. But what now?

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 26th June 2019 -  Sydney has officially declared a climate emergency. But what does that actually mean? And how does that stack up to what is happening in the rest of Australia and the world?  The city

SDG Index a ‘wake-up call’ for Australia

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 26th June 2019 -  Australia is lagging well behind other OECD nations when it comes to sustainable development, according to new research that has prompted calls for all sectors to take stronger environmental

Solar energy could re-power the planet and the NT economy

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 24th June 2019 -  The Northern Territory is one of the sunniest places on earth, and according to a new report, turning sunshine into energy could be the answer to reviving the territory’s flailing

Victoria says goodbye to single use shopping bags

Maggie Coggan, Thursday, 20th June 2019 -  Lightweight, single-use plastic shopping bags are set to be banned from all Victorian food and retail stores, with conservation groups labelling the move as a first step in the long

Radiohead hack aids action on climate change

Maggie Coggan, Saturday, 15th June 2019 -  Climate change action group, Extinction Rebellion, has thanked English rock band Radiohead for donating the proceeds of music the band was forced to release after a hack.   Hackers

Doco of the Month: 2040

Wendy Williams, Tuesday, 11th June 2019 -  What will the world look like in 2040? Director Damon Gameau talks to Wendy Williams about his vision for his daughter’s future and why we all need to join the regeneration, as part of

Cleaner clothes for a cleaner planet

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 1st May 2019 -  A new laundry liquid is hoping to scrub clean more than just your clothing, fighting the plastic waste problem with sustainable packaging, and planting one mangrove tree for every

Environment groups slam budget for climate inaction

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 3rd April 2019 -  Environment spending has been labelled pointless by conservation groups in this year’s federal budget, with calculations showing for every dollar spent on the environment, $4

What the social economy wants from the federal budget

Wendy Williams, Tuesday, 2nd April 2019 -  The expected theme behind Treasurer Josh Frydenberg’s first budget, to be handed down on Tuesday, is a stronger economy and a secure future. But what does that mean for the social sector?
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