Sustainability

  • 72% of humanity in an ‘ecological poverty trap’

    Eradicating poverty impossible without focusing on biological resource scarcity, researchers say.

    Three out of four people live in countries that are doubly cursed with both a below-average income and a natural reso...

    Sustainability April 27, 2021
  • Indigenous stewardship linked to biodiversity

    Research confirms that human land use doesn’t have to be at nature’s expense.

    Humans have inhabited and influenced the majority of the Earth’s land for over 12,000 years, according to a new study...

    Sustainability April 21, 2021
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    Balancing mining and sustainability

    Rio Tinto’s approach to mitigating its environmental impact.

    The effects of mining on the environment can be immense. Damage to ecosystems and cultural sites, high carbon emissio...

    Sustainability April 21, 2021
  • How sustainable are the Olympic Games?

    Not very, according to a new evaluation.

    The International Olympic Committee’s Sustainability Strategy claims to support the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Su...

    Sustainability April 20, 2021
  • Odd Jobs: Dr Dog Poo

    Emily Bryson is a “fecal decompologist” with a horticultural spin.

    If anybody knows how to get their hands dirty, it is Emily Bryson, PhD student at Central Queensland University. “...

    Sustainability April 19, 2021
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    Getting to zero

    Former chief scientist Alan Finkel discusses how we’ll shift greenhouse gas emissions to zero.

    Dr Alan Finkel trained as a neuroscientist and engineer and forged a successful career as a technology entrepreneur. ...

    Sustainability April 12, 2021
  • Recycling beer waste

    Spent grain could be used in food and biofuels.

    When you crack open a cold beer at the end of a long day, food waste is probably not on your mind. But the process of...

    Sustainability April 6, 2021
  • Video

    Cosmos Briefing: The Circular Economy

    As Australia stands to make more money off recycling batteries, experts discuss the circular econ...

    What is the circular economy, and how can it be achieved? As experts discuss the topic, a new report shows that Austr...

    Cosmos Briefing March 25, 2021
  • Recycling hero: Justin Chalker

    The recycling whizz-kid saving the planet one novel polymer at a time.

    The new polymer is made from recycled canola oil, sheeps wool, and sulphur. Credit: Flinders University. Most peop...

    Sustainability March 18, 2021
  • Less carbon = greater food cost?

    Relying on carbon dioxide removal in agriculture will drive up the cost of produce.

    A Swiss study has found that using carbon dioxide removal alone to mitigate agricultural emissions is likely to incre...

    Sustainability March 18, 2021
  • Magazine

    Lithium: Powering the Green Revolution

    The race for better battery power has caused a “white gold” rush on lithium.

    by Richard A Lovett As the climate warms, sea levels rise and droughts, heatwaves and bushfires multiply, the need...

    Sustainability March 16, 2021
  • A new world, saved by circles

    A quiet revolution is underway that may help save the planet.

    Imagine a world where the things we buy don’t end their lives in landfill, but rather are turned into components for ...

    Sustainability March 11, 2021
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