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BHP Billiton backs "world first" forests bond

BHP Billiton backs “world first” forests bond

BHP Billiton has backed and co-developed a world-first Forests Bond, in effort to address climate change and enhance global response.

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Greens' Rattenbury to replace Corbell as ACT climate minister

Greens’ Rattenbury to replace Corbell as ACT climate minister

Shane Rattenbury to replace Simon Corbell as ACT climate minister, marking second time a Greens member appointed in any Australian ministry.

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Vanadium: the ‘beautiful metal’ that stores energy

Vanadium: the ‘beautiful metal’ that stores energy

An unheralded metal – which can be used in new batteries which can store large amounts of energy almost indefinitely – will become key player in renewable energy revolution.

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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.