Residents of rural areas depend on social interactions to give directions.
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While many people rely on written signage to find their way around, oral language plays a significant role in giving directions in rural areas.
The risk of a household contact becoming infected is low. So it’s time to lift isolation requirements, now so many of us are immune to the virus.
The food waste households create could be turned into a source of sustainable energy.
Biogas is often overlooked as a source of renewable energy, but it could be a solution to dealing with the 9.5 million tonnes of food waste created by the UK every year.
As we head into spring and summer, the most popular seasons for home improvement, it’s important for couples to set ground rules before breaking ground.
An architect and a therapist share tips for improving your home without sacrificing your relationship.
Cooking on solid fuels exposes people to toxic pollutants.
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The COVID-19 pandemic risks reversing progress made to increase access to affordable, reliable and sustainable domestic energy sources in Kenya.
In Mozambique’s urban settlements a lockdown might be feasible for a short period of time.
When restricting the movement of their citizens to slow down the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, low income countries should tailor measures to local socio-economic circumstances.
Transportation and food are two major contributors to household emissions.
The typical American’s annual household carbon footprint is over five times the world per capita average.
Supermarkets and farms have acted to ensure they discard fewer “ugly” and “wonky” fruit and vegetables. However, the bulk of the problem lies with households.
In 2016, nearly 10 percent of American kids were living in three-generation households, like this one in Detroit, Michigan.
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Over the past 20 years, the number of American households that have grandparents, their kids and their grandkids living under the same roof has nearly doubled.
The stereotype of a dependent generation who won’t leave home overlooks the many reasons adult family members choose to live together in the one house.
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The stereotype of a dependent generation who won’t leave home ignores the many reasons adult family members choose to live together in the one house.
Mortgage stress is still a risk for low-income earners, particularly in the country, new analysis from Roy Morgan shows.
New analysis shows low-income earners, particularly in Tasmania and South Australia, face the most mortgage stress.
Full-time working Australian women spend, on average, 25 hours doing housework per week.
Men have increased their housework contributions – a nod towards greater gender equality. Yet women still spend twice as much time on housework as men.
You mean you don’t make your stuffing from scratch?
When my good friend and long-term collaborator Sam Warren was given a pile of women’s magazines from the 1930s by her grandmother Jane Frampton, we found among them 11 Christmas issues of Good Needlework…
High-emission brown coal power generators including Hazelwood are set to be among the short-term winners from the carbon tax repeal.
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When the carbon tax was introduced, there was a lot of discussion about winners and losers. The Labor government limited the number of businesses that had to pay the tax, while it also gave carbon tax…
This fungus is pretty harmless, but its tiny cousins are not.
Researchers have found that dishwashers are particularly conducive to the growth and spread of disease-causing fungi. These fungi have been implicated in causing lung diseases and sometimes fatal infections…
The two major parties have taken different approaches to compensating households for the carbon tax.
The two main political parties agree to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 2020 to 5% below the 2000 level, or about a 20% reduction below business as usual. However, they propose very different policy…
Australians have been working hard to cut down their household’s daily water consumption, however a new study reveals that…
The proportion of Australians ‘saving for a rainy day’ has gone up, but the proportion of those saving for an investment property has fallen, the survey found.
The proportion of Australians saving their pennies has risen since June, but householders still have not recovered completely from the global financial crisis that began in 2007, according to a new survey…
Household dryers are likely to emit hazardous chemicals including carcinogens. Hazardous materials were found in air-vented…
The new carbon footprint calculator factors in a household’s light sources, heating, washing, food consumption patterns, air travel and more, making it one of the most thorough calculators developed yet.
One of the most comprehensive greenhouse gas calculators ever was launched today, allowing members of the public to add up the total carbon cost of their their household set-up, food choices and travel…