We’re drowning in eco-wash. I’d be pleased about this state of affairs, except that regularly I observe moments of earnest environmental engagement that get it so selfishly, blindingly, egoically wrong. Dangerously so.
From the woman who can fit every bit of rubbish she's produced in three years into a single jar, to the cafe using 'Jesus water' to clean its kitchen, the 'Zero Waste' movement is growing on both side...
Worldwide, we generate about 1.2 trillion kilograms of garbage per year. Where does it go?
"We’re at a stage in the Olympics where social and financial responsibility are much more important than they used to be."
But we don't really know what to do about it.
Our ecological debt gets worse every year, Earth Overshoot Day data shows.
Fuel and radioactive coolant was left at Camp Century, built in 1959 as part of U.S. research into the potential for nuclear missile launch sites in the Arctic.
It's already having a severe impact on people’s health and quality of life, a UN report warns.
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It's more than 300 feet deeper than any other known blue hole.
The flight of Solar Impulse 2 is a huge achievement for clean energy.
A sickly bison calf died in 2010 after a national park specialist brought the animal home, an inspector general found.
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The Republican party casts doubt on climate change, rejects the Paris Agreement and calls coal "clean."
Politics is about to get a whole lot messier. We can’t afford to allow this situation to jeopardise our climate and future economic security. Let’s make a strong start by focusing on one of the few the important issues that voters from different sides of the political spectrum can actually agree on.
Planting the seeds for a better tomorrow.
My seven-year-old daughter, Josie, asked me recently what would happen if the grown-ups didn’t find a solution to global warming. I looked her in the eye and promised her that the grown-ups would sort it out; that we would not let her down.
An estimated two billion people could be fed from the food the U.S. throws away each year. It's time we make a change.
Every person can make a difference.
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Do you know the difference between 'use by' and 'best before'?
Dusk to dawn speeding restrictions on Kangaroo Island could be the key in preventing collisions between cars and wildlife.
And the problem's likely to get even worse.
The two-pronged approached has provoked conflicting responses from conservation groups.
Credit: XL Catlin Seaview Survey
Since plastic bags became part of our shopping routines in the 1970s, Australians have dumped billions of plastic bags into our reservoirs, billabongs, swamps, lakes, dams, ponds and oceans. We have become dangerously reliant on plastic, and it's choking our environment.
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“This is the most widespread, longest coral bleaching event ever to occur," a U.S. researcher said.
Way too many people are "rescuing" baby animals that don't need rescuing.
It happened without the use of pesticides or antibiotics.
Create clean renewable energy in your own backyard.
If I threw my empty bottle of whatever on the ground, trod on it and walked off, would you think that was odd? If yes, then what's the difference?
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The Polynesian Voyaging Society wants to inspire people to take care of “island Earth.”
A new report ranks popular companies based on their promotion of cotton sustainability -- and the results are pretty dismal.
Like radiation, the impacts of the Cold War and the nuclear arms race continue to linger.
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