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Oil spill

West Atlas oil spill to affect marine life for years to come

Tuesday, 3 November 2009

As fire has engulfed the leaking West Atlas oil rig, further complicating the environmental catastrophe, a recent report from WWF suggests marine life off the Kimberly coastline is under huge threat from the spill.

Reading food labels

Making genetically modified foods easier to spot

Friday, 30 October 2009

Steering clear of genetically modified foods may soon be easier for shoppers, with both an independent review into food labelling on the way and a new guide to GM-free companies being launched.

Sun-like hot water tap

Australians looking to the sun for planet-friendly hot water

Wednesday, 28 October 2009

Over the next two years, one in every two Australian households will consider making the switch to solar water heating, according to a recent survey.

Baby orangutan

Conservation targets reassessed in the face of climate change

Wednesday, 28 October 2009

In the face of climate change, conservation biologists are setting minimum population size targets too low to prevent the extinction of endangered plants animals, according to an Australian study.

Fishing gear

Cuts to global bluefin tuna catch announced

Tuesday, 27 October 2009

The worldwide fishing quota of Southern bluefin tuna has been cut by 20 per cent, following difficult negotiations at last week's meeting of the Commission for the Conservation of Southern Bluefin Tuna in South Korea.

Organic label on tomato

New national organic standard announced

Tuesday, 13 October 2009

A uniform, national approach to organic and biodynamic standards for farmers and producers has been announced, and is hoped to offer a new level of certainty and assurance for eco-minded shoppers.

Water droplet splash

Australia's water supplies: what's going on?

Monday, 12 October 2009

Bickering between state governments has left Australian water supplies in a perilous state, according to a new report by the National Water Commission.

Caring family in field

Nature makes people more caring

Friday, 2 October 2009

The importance of green spaces has been highlighted in a new study that finds communing with nature makes us better people.

koala

World first: all known species documented by Aussie researchers

Tuesday, 29 September 2009

The only report in the world to document the planet's known plant and animal species - all 1,899,587 of them - has been compiled by Australian researchers.

Google Earth screenshot

Google Earth brings climate into focus

Monday, 28 September 2009

Google has added a new focus on climate change to its Google Earth program, to help raise environmental awareness in the lead up to December's climate talks in Copenhagen.

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