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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.

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Forest electrons will burn retailers

Forest electrons will burn retailers

The push to generate electricity from native bush clearing makes no sense, given declining power consumption and the mothballing of megawatts.

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Going to the sustainable city of the future? Better catch a bus

Going to the sustainable city of the future? Better catch a bus

Memo to Tony Abbott: Planning expert says catering to the urban population boom is not about building more roads, but making better use of them.

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Garnaut reconciles economic growth and conservation

Garnaut reconciles economic growth and conservation

Economist Ross Garnaut says economic growth is ‘not inherently in conflict with conservation of the natural environment.’

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Graph of the Day: Energy transformation falling short

Graph of the Day: Energy transformation falling short

IEA report card on the global Sustainable Energy for All challenge shows we could be – and should be – doing a whole lot better.