In the northern region of the Great Barrier Reef, about 67 per cent of the corals have died over the last 8 to 9 months, making it the largest loss of corals ever recorded for the Great Barrier Reef, scientists say.
Coffee cups are a huge source of waste in cities and cannot be easily recycled. In Australia, a company has just completed a trial that could eventually lead to the country's first coffee cup recycling facility.
Speaking to an audience still reeling from the election of Donald Trump as America's next president, climate activist Naomi Klein outlined important solutions to address global climate and human rights concerns.
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Natural disasters are on the rise due to climate change, displacing millions of people each year. A new international initiative is aiming to improve the way governments respond to such crises.
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The Australian government is reviewing the electricity market after September's massive blackout in Adelaide challenged the reliability of renewable energy. University of Newcastle's Bonnie McBain outlines strategies to ensure a steady supply of clean power.
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Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has announced plans to ratify the Paris climate agreement, a day after US participation in the treaty was thrown into doubt by Donald Trump's election victory.
Just 11 months after the Paris climate talks, the treaty has come into force. The rapid ratification will heap even more pressure on Australia to come up with a credible climate policy, says University of Melbourne's Peter Christoff.
Conservation groups will have one less means to challenge ministerial decisions on the environment if Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull gets his way. Deakin University's Samantha Hepburn shows what Australia has to lose.
Australia relied on homegrown produce to tide over food shortages during the Second World War. It could be time to harvest the lessons of yesteryear, says University of Western Australia's Andrea Gaynor.
This year the Sustainable Business Australia 'Smart Business in Action' (SBiA) Summits convened more than 175 sustainability leaders across Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne to hear speakers talk on business and ...