Even leaving glass bottles out for collection carries a social stigma.
Queensland opposition MPs want crocodile egg harvesting to be expanded, as in the Northern Territory. The difference is, the territory's government has stayed committed to sustainability research.
At the Habitat III summit in October, governments will agree an agenda to guide sustainable global urban development over the next 20 years. The rise of the ethical city is a key element of this.
The ever-popular festive song is a hymn to overconsumption. Here are a few seasonal lessons...
Many of us are concerned about just want to get through it. But the consumer madness of late December is the perfect time to ponder the consequences of our habits and excesses.
A narrow debate of what countries should pay to respond to climate change obscures a bigger moral discussion that touches on economics, ethics and people's relationship to the natural world.
Humans used to keep up by simply burning more fuel or farming more land.
The land of Ikea and apple charlotte is hoping to sell its vision of sustainability at COP21. There are a couple of meatballs in the ointment, though.
Sustainable development is one of the priorities of Nigeria's new government. This is an opportunity to combat problems detrimental to the country's economy and ecosystems.
Can Australians be sustainable and enjoy endless economic growth? It's not likely
It's up to state governments to ensure urban planning rules properly reflect both the desires of residents in the 21st century and the principles of sustainability.
What have businesses put on the table ahead of the Paris climate summit in December?
Turns out that growing food hooked up to fish tanks is actually a pretty good idea.
We have all the tools to achieve economic growth and environmental sustainability - we just have to choose to use them.
Splitting the Goods and Services Tax in two, and taxing goods at a higher rate, would help to reflect the extra environmental damage done by products that are bought and later thrown in the rubbish.
How to make companies take seriously their responsibilities to the rest of us.
Don't throw out your used coffee grounds. They could be used in the garden, an engine or even a research lab.
Environmental sustainability will not figure into this year's Dietary Guidelines for Americans, but the process helped build evidence – and consumer support – for inclusion in future DGAs.
Integrated research is key to sustainable development, which helps Africa resolve its energy woes.
Sustainable energy is crucial for smaller African cities which are generally overlooked. These cities receive much less research and funding focus.