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A regenerating stand of rainforest in northern Costa Rica. Matthew Fagan

Restoring tropical forests isn’t meaningful if those forests only stand for 10 or 20 years

Many nations are restoring degraded tropical forests to slow climate change, protect endangered species and improve rural life. But those forests often are cleared again soon afterward.
Why would striking students end up in the ‘dole’ queue’ when they’re seeking to understand a global issue, taking action and clearly articulating their perspective? Julien De Rosa/AAP

Students striking for climate action are showing the exact skills employers look for

When politicians caution against student strikes for climate action, they are going against the aims of Australia's curriculum to develop citizens with a social conscience, willing to take action.
Students march through the University of NSW in Sydney calling on the university to divest from fossil fuels. AAP/Danny Casey

Young voters may hold the key to the NSW state election: here’s why

There are more than 1.3 million young Australian voters in NSW, but they feel excluded from traditional politics. To win the youth vote, politicians must address the key issues that matter to them.
About 100 homes in Angus, Ont. were damaged by a tornado in June 2014. Ten lost their roofs and had to be demolished. Gregory Alan Kopp, Western University

As climate changes, the way we build homes must change too

Weather-related catastrophic events have cost Canadians more than $17 billion in the past decade. That only stands to grow, unless building codes change to make homes more resilient.
A 1 kilowatt solar PV panel can save about 1.4 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions per year. Stepan Franko/AAP

How to neutralise your greenhouse gas footprint

By investing in solar panels and going electric for your motoring and heating, you can directly offset your greenhouse emissions. And in the long run, the upfront costs will repay themselves.

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