Category Archives: good news

Still a chance for survival?

A new report in Nature Communications states that if, from the end of 2018, there were no new fossil-fuel powered installations, and existing ones were replaced with renewable alternatives, then we could keep global temperature rise at 1.5 degrees C, … Continue reading

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Cash in that empty

South Australia has had a 10c for empty plastic bottles and aluminium cans scheme for many years. When I was there in 2011 for my granddaughter’s wedding, I noted quite an industry of poor people making more than pocket money … Continue reading

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Good tips on reducing energy use

This infographic from Environment America will save you money and reduce your environmental footprint wherever you live. Harvard University Office for Sustainability, the source of the pic, also has excellent advice.

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We can defeat hate

Most news items indicate that hate is winning. People target those with slight differences like skin colour, religion, ethnicity. In my country, Australia, the government tortures people because they tried to seek asylum here via a leaky boat rather than … Continue reading

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Good news for tigers and rhinos — for now

Chinese medicine has superstitious aspects, like rhino horn and tiger bits enhancing male potency. While Chinese authorities are all for wildlife conservation, traditionally they’d allowed bits of these animals as long as they were captive, and bred for the purpose. … Continue reading

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Toolkit for making a climate change difference

You can download a detailed guide for personal actions you can take, never mind the idiocy of certain politicians. It was prepared for Australia, but minor modifications allow it to be applied anywhere. This is from the Climate Council, one … Continue reading

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New hope for Ethiopia

Their new Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed is transforming a savagely traumatised country’s culture toward cooperation, decency, letting go of past hatreds. And the country has just appointed its first female President, Sahle-Work Zewde. Exiles from the country are returning, there … Continue reading

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Organic state rewarded

An entire state in India has gone 100% organic. As a result, it has been awarded the “Oscar for best agroecology practices,” the Future Policy Award 2018. We must not follow, or poor Bayer will lose their investment in Monsanto. … Continue reading

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Hit poachers in the pocket

Killing wildlife, to the point of extinction for many species, is a billion-dollar international business. It’s run by the same people (if you can call them that) who finance illegal drugs, weapons, you name it. If it makes a buck, … Continue reading

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Dutch legal system is sane

Everybody knows of the latest report from IPCC. Their call for urgent elimination of fossil fuel use is a significant advance from every previous examination of the climate facts, and is all too gradually approaching what I’ve been saying for … Continue reading

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