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Nuclear power plant

Climate change and the politics of nuclear power

Friday, 24 July 2009

Nuclear power is back on the political agenda, with companies like Rio Tinto pushing the Government to make a decision by 2020, and Resources Minister Martin Ferguson saying we shouldn't rule it out.

Lunchbox

Zero waste on-the-go

Thursday, 23 July 2009

One of the ways you can get closer to the nude food ideal is to look at what reuseable items you've got around the house, ready and waiting to help you out on the days you're eating away from home.

black balloons

Got a moment? Get 100 kg of emissions offset...

Saturday, 18 July 2009

If you've got a moment to spare, we've caught wind of a survey that wants to gauge your attitudes towards green marketing - and the company will offset 100 kg of carbon for everyone that takes part!

Sandwich in paper wrapper

Day 2: Lunch dilemmas

Thursday, 16 July 2009

Reduce, reuse, recycle - if I can't avoid packaging, how will I dispose of it?

PET bottles in trashcan

Recycling message not getting through

Saturday, 11 July 2009

With 743,000 tonnes of drink containers in our landfill each year, you just know that the recycling message isn't getting through.

business suit

Green jobs and the carbon market

Friday, 10 July 2009

Carbon trading might create a whole lot of green jobs. But are they the kind of jobs we want? The carbon market is growing, but most of the jobs coming out of this appear to be in investment banks and accounting firms.

Decision time: breakfast packaging

Tuesday, 7 July 2009

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, we're told. It was certainly the most difficult for me, as I stood there sleepily trying to make a decision about packaging types.

Apples on a tray, wrapped in plastic

New challenge: nude food

Saturday, 4 July 2009

The more you think about it, the more you realise how much we wrap things up in plastic and cardboard and glass. Obviously, some of it is necessary. I don't fancy trying to bring milk home without packaging! But then again, do my tomatoes really need a styrofoam tray and cling wrap?

Traffic jam

Challenge review: leave the car at home

Friday, 26 June 2009

Spending on public transport doesn't just help us tackle climate change, it also helps people in outer suburbs have better access to essential services, and is good for the economy too.

court gavel

Litigation and climate change

Friday, 26 June 2009

The big sleeper issue around climate change is litigation. Already there are signs that investors, communities and non government organisations will be taking companies to court over their claims on the environment. It is a growing trend

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