eco news

Aussies Binning A Billion Dollars In Fruit And Veg

July 26th, 2012.

Australian households are throwing out $1.1 billion in fruit and vegetables a year – it’s not just wasteful from a humanitarian viewpoint, it’s an environmental problem too.

The Story Of Change

July 20th, 2012.

Annie Leonard is back with a new video in her ‘Story Of’ series – The Story Of Change: Why Citizens (Not Shoppers) Hold The Key To A Better World. View the video here.

Carbon dioxide, climate change and donuts

July 13th, 2012.

No, this isn’t a post about the carbon impact of donuts, but about using simple analogies to help people understand climate change

Green Time Improves Kids' Behavior

July 10th, 2012.

A report from Planet Ark details the many benefits of immersing kids in nature. These benefits go beyond just a physical health aspect and gaining appreciation of our environment.

TerraCycle's Cigarette Waste Brigade

July 9th, 2012.

TerraCycle is turning cigarette butts, a pervasive pollutant in our environment, into plastic pallets and other items – and rewarding those who send butts in.

Lonesome George Dead

June 25th, 2012.

George wasn’t any run-of-the-mill 100+ year old giant turtle. He was the last of a subspecies. His death is another reminder that we are living in the period known as the Sixth Great Extinction; one we caused.

Humanity's Biomass And The Environment

June 23rd, 2012.

A study has found 5% of humanity’s biomass is excess body fat – and this has major implications for the environment.

Kitchen Air Pollution

June 12th, 2012.

Burning toast can certainly create a dense and choking smokescreen, but not all kitchen air pollution can be seen.

Weather Is A Big Deal

June 5th, 2012.

When news services report on weather events or warn of upcoming possible severe weather; in the comment threads are often posts ‘it’s weather, big deal’. Yes, it is.

Radioactive Tuna Caught Off The USA

May 29th, 2012.

Along with your shopping list, will you need to take a Geiger counter along on your next trip to the supermarket?