• Australia’s Easter Bilby

    Nicholas Newland     |      April 17, 2014

    This weekend, countless children in Australia will look forward to the Easter bunny hiding chocolate eggs. Nicolas Newman from the Foundation for Rabbit Free Australia explains why he wants us to kick the Easter bunny habit.

  • How to be a bettertarian

    Rebecca Sullivan     |      April 8, 2014

    There are so many choices around food available, which makes it complicated for consumers to purchase sustainable products. Rebecca Sullivan explains how as a bettertarian she makes better nutritional choices that integrate the land, the animals and the people.

  • Schools as part of our urban landscape

    Nicole Lewis     |      March 31, 2014

    Schools are micro communities and need infrastructure and maintenance to function. Nicole Lewis argues that for the future harmony of our urban communities it is vital that schools consider their environmental footprint within their walls and beyond.

  • Meat Free Week: Whither the farmer?

    Eleanor Nurse     |      March 27, 2014

    Australians are invitited to give up meat this week to think about our meat consumption and the impact on our health and the environment. Eleanor Nurse from the animal protection institute Voiceless says it’s time to start having a conversation about the provenance of our food.

  • The Rhinos are here. Join the herd.

    Madeleine Smitham     |      February 28, 2014

    Art can spark the imagination and at the same time create awareness for important conservation causes. Madeline Smitham from the Taronga Conservation Society Australia explains how their biggest public art exhibition raises vital funding for a Black Rhino breeding program.

  • Drought management in a more extreme climate

    Anthony Waugh     |      January 21, 2014

    With the current severe dry spell, Australia’s drought assistance policies focus entirely on crisis mitigation. Wool, beef and lamb producer Anthony Waugh suggests we should assist our farmers in good times and help them adjust their management to prepare for more difficult times.

  • The need for climate change adaptation

    Kevin Parton     |      January 15, 2014

    The current heatwave is just one sign of increasing climate change with weather becoming more extreme. Professor Kevin Parton argues that instead of concentrating on overcoming disasters when they occur, we need to learn to respond more effectively in future.

  • Reduce, reuse, recycle, rejoice: Cutting waste at Christmas

    Brad Gray     |      December 18, 2013

    While Christmas is known as the time to be kinder to our fellow man, Planet Ark is asking all Australians to consider the impact our festive excesses have on the environment. Brad Gray explains how some simple actions can make your Christmas more joyful for the planet (and your wallet).  

  • The Revolution of Recycling in Australia

    Janet Sparrow     |      November 22, 2013

    As Planet Ark celebrates the 18th anniversary of National Recycling Week, the environmental organisation is taking a look at the recycling revolutions happening around us. Janet Sparrow explains a number of key areas of development and how Australians can get involved beyond their home recycling bins.

  • The GrainCorp deal: Choosing between open for business or grower control

    Tim Mazzarol     |      November 18, 2013

    Prime Minister Tony Abbott says that it will be federal Treasurer Joe Hockey’s decision alone if a foreign acquisition of Australia’s largest agribusiness GrainCorp will go ahead. Tim Mazzarol provides background to a contentious issue.

  • ESCAS proves to be a toothless tiger, again

    Emmanuel Giuffre     |      November 5, 2013

    Recent graphic footage has put Australia’s live export trade back into the spotlight. Emmanuel Giuffre, Legal Counsel of animal protection institute Voiceless, argues that the Exporter Supply Chain Assurance Scheme (ESCAS) fails to protect Australian animals exported live.

  • Are the NSW bushfires linked to climate change?

    Matthias Boer     |      October 27, 2013

    Prime Minister Tony Abbott says that climate change is not a factor in the bushfires across New South Wales. Dr Matthias Boer, researcher at the University of Western Sydney, looks at the science behind this assertion.