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50 years after the lucky country, Australia's challenge remains

50 years after the lucky country, Australia’s challenge remains

Australia is among the worst of the affluent countries on resource use, waste production, greenhouse gases and obesity. Still feeling lucky?

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Zayed Future Energy Prize 2017 open for submissions

Zayed Future Energy Prize 2017 open for submissions

Entries have opened for the $US4 million Future Energy Prize – a UAE-based international competition designed to reward innovators across business, schools and NGOs in renewable energy and sustainability.

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Visions 2100: Eight dollars per barrel

Visions 2100: Eight dollars per barrel

87 years old, he was born in ’13. An unlucky number… But at the eve of Y2K.1 it seemed the world had been lucky.

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VISIONS 2100: A better way to talk about climate change

VISIONS 2100: A better way to talk about climate change

A new project has assembled 80 visions of a better future from some of the world’s leading environmental thinkers, to reframe the conversation on climate.

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Move over, McMansions – the tiny house movement is here

Move over, McMansions – the tiny house movement is here

Australian houses are also among the largest in the OECD, but is bigger really better?

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Why uncontrolled climate change may be an ultimate limit to growth

Why uncontrolled climate change may be an ultimate limit to growth

Sustainability is possible over the next century, but only if we control climate change.

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Life in a 'degrowth' economy, and why you might actually enjoy it

Life in a ‘degrowth’ economy, and why you might actually enjoy it

Like a snake eating its own tail, our growth-orientated civilisation suffers from the delusion that there are no environmental limits to growth.

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Will 2015 be the year the world agrees how to live sustainably?

Will 2015 be the year the world agrees how to live sustainably?

Next year will be critical in environmental diplomacy. Apart from climate change negotiations, governments will set sustainable development goals focusing on poverty, hunger, inequality and environmental damage.

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Beyond efficiency: 5 key ingredients for a sustainable home

Beyond efficiency: 5 key ingredients for a sustainable home

If climate change features highly in your concept of sustainability then here are 5 essential ingredients for a sustainable home.

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Green building revolution? Only in high-end new CBD offices

Green building revolution? Only in high-end new CBD offices

Australia’s ‘green building revolution’ appears to be restricted to the big cities, everywhere else the pace is much slower.

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Mixed Greens: Garrett back in the environment game

Mixed Greens: Garrett back in the environment game

Former ALP minister back on environment circuit; Boswell’s RET swipe; Google, KKR to buy 106MW of US solar; Ikea to buy 46MW Canada wind farm.