By Ashley Baxter and Hey Monty! No matter where you live, everyone can and should be composting. Of course, not all of us can be running a large-scale, 50-tonne windrow operation out of our backyard or tiny apartment balcony. But there are alternatives for practically every lifestyle. Here are three different ways to compost your […]
Four years ago I stood as an independent candidate for the Australian federal parliament. I didn’t win but I made a real dent in the expectations of the sitting member. My single biggest issue was the urgent need for climate change mitigation. The sitting member was – and still appears to be – a climate […]
OK – so we’ve all seen the horror images of whale, fish and bird stomachs blocked with plastic. Now it’s your turn. You’re ingesting microplastics but they are not lodging in your stomach… they’re in your organs! “IN A FEW SHORT DECADES, WE’VE GONE FROM SEEING PLASTIC AS A WONDERFUL BENEFIT TO CONSIDERING IT A […]
Here in Australia, we – and indeed, many other citizens of Western nations, follow the antics of Trump and the US Senate with bewilderment. It has nothing to do with left or right leanings. It is about the extraordinary abuses of power we are witnessing. Abuses that are fueled by the massive divide – dare […]
British rock band and worldwide phenomenon Coldplay announced last November that they won’t go on tour for their new album Everyday Life to avoid the enormous carbon footprint it would produce. Touring is a big source of revenue for musicians but with all of the cross-country flights, tour buses, housing the musicians and staff, electricity […]
The world currently uses nearly 50 billion tons of sand and gravel a year. That is almost twice as much as a decade ago. Will the environment survive our addiction to the stuff?
Donald Trump’s Middle East peace plan could make the formation of a feasible Palestinian state less likely. Here’s why.
When you think of cities, you immediately start thinking of highrise buildings made of steel, glass, and concrete. Such buildings have become icons of urban development and economic progress but two decades into this century, is it finally time to reconsider our construction methods? Our Love Affair with Concrete People have been building with concrete […]
WHEN Bernie Sanders last ran for President, he sounded like a grating seventy-year-old record. He tried to persuade America – sometimes with strident severity – that a defeated ideology and a dour, disheveled old man could represent its future. No one – perhaps not even his most avid supporter – was surprised that he lost. […]
The rattling of backhoes, jackhammers, and pile drivers has become the aria of civilization recreating itself. But what price have we paid for the greener renewal?