Venice is among the cities that have had public protests against soaring numbers of tourists – including this protest banner on the Rialto bridge.
The future of tourism depends on ensuring visitors do not wear out their welcome. Giving locals more of a say in tourism can help ensure they share in the benefits and minimise the costs.
There is more consensus around climate than politicians would have Australian voters believe.
Voters disagree on importance of climate change, universally dislike current energy and environment policy.
The WA legislation draws heavily on Canadian and US models.
Western Australia is leading a legal shift across Australia that seeks to remove the legal and financial barriers that prevent women from leaving an abusive household.
A smartphone that bends: one day soon this could be your flexible friend.
Making technology such as a new smartphone that can you can roll, fold and bend requires new ways to manufacture.
Animar al optimismo frente a la realidad medioambiental puede ayudar a que las personas se impliquen para lograr un resultado positivo.
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Cuando hablamos de activismo medioambiental, el optimismo es clave.
The federal government committed to reducing water extraction from the Murray-Darling Basin.
The latest Murray-Darling Basin scandal calls into question whether the government is using public money wisely.
La sieste, oui, mais pas n’importe comment.
Est-ce que piquer un petit somme en journée est utile ? Cela peut-il ruiner votre nuit ? Cinq spécialistes répondent.
Miranda Tapsell in Top End Wedding, a new Australian film about identity and belonging, directed by Wayne Blair (The Sapphires).
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Romantic comedy meets road movie in Wayne Blair's much anticipated new film.
International research suggests homeschooled students’ achievements are as good, if not better, than those of their schooled peers.
Do homeschooled children miss out on quality education from trained teachers? Research says no – homeschooled students do just as well, if not better, than those who go to school.
Locals send a message in Barcelona.
Bad tourists are causing a global backlash, with consequences for the entire industry.
It’s important to keep your daytime naps to ten to 30 minutes and no longer.
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We asked five experts if a daytime kip is OK. Four out of five said yes.
Victims are responding to the Christchurch mosque shooting with bravery and compassion, not anger and hate.
At a time when we could expect anger, vengeance and resentment to take hold in a community so demolished by violence, Professor Mohamad Abdalla visited victims and found compassion and forgiveness.
Children and young people told us they were often overwhelmed by the risks that surrounded them.
Children are constantly hearing about threats to their safety. Sometimes they find it hard to know if a danger is real, and they need help processing their fears. Here's what they need you to know.
The unemployment rate is 4.9%, but the underemployment rate is 8.1%
We've the lowest unemployment rate in eight years, but little to celebrate.
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has announced a ban on certain military-style weapons.
Evidence from Australia shows the Ardern government's moves to eliminate certain firearms from New Zealand will improve community safety.
Funi and Wang Wang in December, 2011. The gian pandas’ stay at Adelaide Zoo depends on federal funding to pay China about A$1 million a year.
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When it comes to giant pandas, politics, economics and international diplomacy often eclipse conservation considerations.
Despite a ten-point roadmap and bold commitments, Australia has not stayed on track to reduce youth homeless over the past decade.
In 2008, Australia had a national homelessness strategy, plus a ten-point roadmap to reduce youth homelessness. Why has it fallen so far short of its goals, and what still needs to be done?
Providing optimism in the face of environmental reality can help people stay aware and hopeful for a positive outcome.
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When it comes to environmental activism, optimism is key.
The Southern Ocean Lodge on Kangaroo Island. Each new luxury ecotourism development becomes a precedent to allow future incursions.
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Around Australia, and the world, national parks are under threat from the curious paradox of luxury ecotourism.
Four out of five experts say a vegetarian diet is healthier.
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Not eating animals might make you feel more virtuous, but is it good for your health?