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With Christmas upon us, Australian shoppers are in a food-buying frenzy - spending around $7.6 billion on food in December alone. Yet a great deal of the items we buy this season will be wasted.
What do you buy someone who has everything? Something for someone who has nothing...
The closing of the Copenhagen climate talks has left many green groups and climate experts cold, and with fears that global ambition is simply too low to tackle the mounting problem of climate change.
The Steve Irwin ship - out on the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society's most recent Antarctic Whale Defense Campaign - has hit trouble, with reports of a Japanese security ship illegally tailing the crew and firing a "military class weapon" at their helicopter.
The Northern Territory has today announced a ban on single-use plastic bags, the introduction of a 'Cash for Containers' scheme and a host of other green initiatives, with plans to reduce total carbon emissions by 60 per cent of 2007 levels by 2050.
The world has just experienced the warmest decade on record, new climate data has confirmed, with 2009 being a record-breaking year full of unexpected extremes for Australia in particular.
Global leaders are unlikely to strike a treaty at the Copenhagen climate summit, deputy leader of the Australian Greens, Christine Milne, has said.
The Government has been defeated in a second attempt to pass its emissions trading scheme in the Senate today, provoking strong reactions from climate change activists and giving Labor a trigger for a double dissolution election.
China - the world's largest polluter - has today announced a figure for its planned emissions cuts and agreed to take part in the upcoming climate negotiations in Copenhagen.