Elon Musk struck a blow for open IP, so should other sustainable industries go the same way?
If infrastructure is to meet the needs and challenges of an uncertain future, we need to move beyond the AAA ratings mindset and aim for net-positive social and ecological outcomes as well.
Your cup of coffee might cost the world more than you think, but a little knowledge goes a long way if you want to make an eco-friendly choice.
A recent French-Australian roundtable on sustainability identified a range of ways our societies can be greener, from smart solar panels to urban road congestion tolls.
A false divide between ethics and economics has diluted the immense potential power of the world's biggest sovereign wealth fund.
The Victorians had some interesting solutions to the problem of telling children where our stuff comes from.
Though business and industry are significantly contributing to climate change, business schools across the country are not preparing our future leaders for the dramatic shift this planet needs.
No place is off-limits to tourism, so the industry grows without restriction – but there are ways to curb the environmental damage it does.
Pollution, poverty, disease and death: future cities will be grim places, unless we do things differently.
Adani's controversial Carmichael coal mine in Queensland's Galilee Basin has been granted an unlimited 60-year water licence. But a range of measures could help the industry use less freshwater.
We know the tides affect the oceans, but it also affects groundwater. If we can understand how, then we can better protect this precious resource.
Toxic industrial processes put a distance between work, home and leisure. Now, in the post-industrial era, these functions are being reunited.
It was not until the 1980s that the environment became a priority for the chemical industry, and it was the industry's bid to clean up that gave birth to 'green chemistry'.
Australia's recycling rules can seem horrendously complicated. But there a few golden rules to follow.
More Australians are recycling than ever, but let's not forget that avoiding waste in the first place is the best option.
It's all about controlling the yuck factor.
The year is 2067. The world has gone vegan and 'meat' is only a horrific memory.
Even supposedly "green" technologies such as renewable energy require materials, land and solar exposure and cannot grow indefinitely on this planet.
Information is assumed to be key to changing people's attitudes and behaviour. Sadly this isn't the case.
South Africa's mining industry is on an unsustainable trajectory and needs to undergo fundamental transformation that emphasises transparency, equity, and community participation.