Humanity is destroying Earth’s ability to support complex life. But coming to grips with the magnitude of the problem is hard, even for experts.
As a former environment official, I've been involved with the EPBC Act for more than 20 years. But I was still shocked by the scathing report card.
There's growing awareness about health disparities, and environmental factors need to be considered when communicating public health messages.
Predicting life expectancy remains in the realm of science fiction, but it may soon be possible. Are we prepared for such information? And who else would benefit from this knowledge?
Cats and dogs in the UK eat billions of tonnes of meat every year, but insect pet food could change this.
Guyana is on the verge of an oil bonanza that could bring in US$1 million a day. But if it's not careful, this poor nation – population 750,000 – could fall prey to the dreaded 'resource curse.'
Most African cities are expensive, informal and non-industrial. This has produced unique socioeconomic and environmental risks that must be carefully considered in policy development.
What do you do with a giant pit mine once it closes? One option for the Hazelwood mine is creating a recreational lake – but there are economic and environmental issues to consider.
Government strategies promoting economic growth through the development of the biodiverse Salween river basin should not be at the cost of human rights.
The unanticipated public health consequences of unsustainable development reminds the world that the issues are not in the distant future, but instead face us now.