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Urban trees are literally made with the help of human breath – they turn the carbon dioxide we breathe out into the building blocks of plant growth. So your local trees have a piece of you inside them.
‘I’ll have this one for 24 hours, please.’
About 100 billion items of clothing are produced each year. That's not sustainable fashion.
Purse seiner fishing in the Indian Ocean. Footprint estimates do not assess how sustainably resources such as fisheries are managed.
August 1, 2018 is 'Earth Overshoot Day,' a date coined by the nonprofit Global Footprint Network to publicize overuse of Earth's resources. But their estimates actually understate the problem.
Former EPA chief Scott Pruitt, second from left, conferring with auto industry leaders.
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The environmental responsibility some businesses say they embrace is only a veneer.
‘Earthrise,’ which appeared on the cover of the second and third Whole Earth Catalog, was taken by Apollo 8 astronaut Bill Anders during lunar orbit, Dec. 24, 1968.
The Whole Earth Catalog was a blueprint for sustainability that envisioned humans living in balance with nature. Its creative spirit was welcomed in a year riven by war, assassinations and riots.
Despite promises, it's hard to deny that the UK's standards on agriculture, air pollution, and climate change are under threat.
Transport and livestock are both significant contributors to nitrogen pollution.
The University of Melbourne is the first institution in Australia to have its nitrogen footprint calculated – it's 139 tonnes per year, mainly because of food production, energy use and transport.
Australia’s exported greenhouse emissions are higher per person than Saudi Arabia’s.
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A new report reveals Australia is lagging behind most wealthy nations in working towards the globally agreed goals. It's performing particularly badly on climate and environmental indicators.
Spain attracts more than 75 million tourists per year – far too many for most residents.
Overtourism is driving a backlash among residents of many European cities, and concerns are rising in Australia, too.
Community post office, Freetown Christiania.
The residents of Freetown Christiania have lived by degrowth values for decades.
The sustainable choice for sustaining your brain?
How you prepare your coffee at home (and wash up the mugs) can have a big impact on its carbon footprint. So fill that kettle carefully, and only brew what you know you'll drink.
Is it really that hard to switch to paper or cloth bags?
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As major supermarkets 'ban the bag', the spotlight is firmly on sustainability. Retailers are racing to promote their green credentials to shoppers.
Autonomous drones have already been used to deliver medicines and other small freight items.
Supply-chain experts see reliable data, STEM education and smarter regulation as essential for Australia to succeed in an increasingly automated world under pressure to be environmentally sustainable.
Fungal bricks have the potential to create safer and more sustainable buildings.
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Waste byproducts from rice and glass combined with fungus can create a construction material with the potential to save lives and the planet.
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Australia's business-as-usual plan will not be enough to achieve our 2030 Sustainable Development Goals.
European Commission vice-presidents Valdis Dombrovskis and Jyrki Katainen present new EC initiatives on sustainable finance in 2018.
Once a niche market, sustainable finance is now expanding and accelerating, yet too few universities have committed their finance programmes to these issues. The time has come for change.
So many hospital items are used once and then thrown away.
Health care produces 7% of Australia's carbon emissions. And hospitals produce about half of this. Not to mention all the single-use items thrown away every day.
The more the market is willing to pay, the harder it is to regulate water use.
Residents of a small Victorian town realised that delicious water can be a curse as well as a blessing, when they lost a legal battle to stop a local farmer shipping groundwater to a nearby bottling plant.
South African opposition party leader, Mmusi Maimane, addressing the media. A viable media helps promote political accountability.
The sustainability of the news media is a precondition for good journalism in the public interest. Thus, economic questions should form part of discussions of press freedom.
Climate change plans can bring broader benefits to cities, while helping avert disaster.