Despite plastic straw bans becoming increasingly popular, plastic straws do serve a purpose for disabled people. SEBASTIAN WHITAKER reports
A deposit system of reusable water bottles has been launched by Green Music Australia to help festivals reduce their environmental footprint – and 30 festivals have already areed to take part. RAHEL KÖNEN reports
Big energy and politics lies in the way of Australia meeting its Paris Agreement goals, experts say. BEN GIBSON-PERRY reports.
The Monash Borrow Cup Program is reducing students’ consumption of single-use coffee cups and encouraging other sustainable habits. JASMINE SHEPARD reports
Women’s monthly use of tampons and pads can harm both the environment and their wallets.LAUREN ROSENBERG and SOFIA VAMVAKIDOU talk about some alternatives.
Fight the waste from fast fashion by switching to sustainable clothing brands, say designers. ISABELLA REHARTA reports.
Research into the shingleback lizard could be the key to helping Australian animals adapt to climate change. ZOE WILSON reports
On the back of one of the worst droughts in NSW history, the weather bureau today warned that Australia faced double the usual chance of an El Nino developing this spring, which would bring even less rain and more heat. BONNIE BRYSON reports
Australian scientists are battling to preserve the macadamia nut and other native plants from global warming and deforestation. VICTORIA KARALIS reports
A Monash design student has designed a new fully sustainable modular chair that lets the user decide its function. TRACY LINHARDT reports