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Fresh, raw soy milk and fresh, raw animal milk are very different foods. Fresh, raw soy milk and fresh, raw animal milk are very different foods. Timothy Valentine

Soy versus dairy: which milk is better for you?

There are good reasons why people may want to swap soy with dairy milk. The carbon, water and phosphate footprint of soy milk is a fraction of the latter. But the main reason for the increasing popularity…
Carbon reporting regulations are controlled by a select few. Carbon reporting regulations are controlled by a select few. freefotouk/Flickr

The private world of carbon reporting

Five years ago, we really didn’t have a clue what an organisation’s carbon impact might look like, and few firms had any sort of carbon-oriented business plan. Now, the trend is to fill this gap by producing…
Australia’s ecological footprint has been downsized slightly, but the devil is in the details. Australia’s ecological footprint has been downsized slightly, but the devil is in the details. Flickr/-AX-

Give up or gird the loins? Australia’s ecological footprint

Amidst all the heat and noise of the Rio+20 Conference on Sustainable Development, the release of WWF’s Ecological Footprint analysis for Australia in May went largely unheralded in the general media…
Difficult austerity: Bangladesh, where on average it takes 130 women to match the carbon footprint of one American woman. Difficult austerity: Bangladesh, where on average it takes 130 women to match the carbon footprint of one American woman. AAP/EPA/Mufty Fire

Population and environment: what we do in Woolies matters more than what we do in bed

In any discussion of the world’s environmental problems, someone will always argue that the core problem is that the world has too many people. Cliff Hooker has recently named it “the elephant in the room…

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