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On why the Wentworth by-election is so wild

The Wentworth by-election on 20 October is an election like no other. Perhaps a chance to unseat a potentially minority government on the climate agenda, many hope.

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Zero emissions manufacturing sector: we’re not dreaming

As the world grapples with the findings of the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report and its renewed emphasis of our need to rapidly decarbonise, talk will inevitably turn to the challenges of taking action and the merits of delaying the inevitable.

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Why there’s a buzz about our native bees

Australia has not so far had the Varroa Mite that’s been decimating bee populations establish itself in our European honeybee colonies, however, according to pollinator expert Professor James Cook, it may only be a matter of time.

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Impact branding for the urbanising century

Global media and advertising come with a huge environmental footprint. But imagine a world in which brand communications, in right hands and under strong thinking, can become a regenerative force for cities.

Our pick of the events this week

The Living Future Institute of Australia is kindly offering members of The Fifth Estate a 10 per cent discount to the Living Future Symposium to be held this Thursday (11 October) at…

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Our pick of the events this week

The Living Future Institute of Australia is kindly offering members of The Fifth Estate a 10 per cent discount to the Living Future Symposium to be held this Thursday (11 October) at…

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Our pick of the recycling and waste jobs this week

Recycling jobs in Australia could increase by 50 per cent if stakeholders embrace Australian Council of Recycling’s new plan for “rebooting” the nation’s “stagnant” recycling industry. “Australia is currently ranked…

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Cityswitch: Sustainability engagement coordinator

The City of Sydney is looking for a sustainability engagement coordinator to join the CitySwitch Green Office program to accelerate action in the business community towards net zero and beyond.

Market Pulse: Architects on the move

The top names in architecture are branching into new markets to establish a firmer footing in Australia’s fast-growing capital cities. And they’re continuing to add capability in new disciplines such…

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The Department of Planning & Environment: Manager, Program Delivery

Do you want to be part of NSW’s transition to a modern energy system? We are looking for talented and innovative individuals to assist the government in delivering a range of exciting new clean energy projects to drive NSW towards its commitment to net zero emissions by 2050.

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brick manufacturing

Zero emissions manufacturing sector: we’re not dreaming

As the world grapples with the findings of the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report and its renewed emphasis of our need to rapidly decarbonise, talk will inevitably turn to the challenges of taking action and the merits of delaying the inevitable.

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Lithium-ion and new frontiers in energy battery storage

Demand for lithium-ion battery storage is still strong despite the dangers – and expense – of its component parts. Fortunately, there is a growing stable of storage alternatives that could see our dependence on lithium-ion taper off.

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Throwing stones at BlackRock’s fossil fuel investments

One of the world’s largest fund managers, BlackRock which has been proclaiming its high sustainability and ethical values is fighting off a barrage of criticisms that it is in fact one of the worst offenders against the planet.

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Urbanism

Why there’s a buzz about our native bees

Australia has not so far had the Varroa Mite that’s been decimating bee populations establish itself in our European honeybee colonies, however, according to pollinator expert Professor James Cook, it may only be a matter of time.

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Impact branding for the urbanising century

Global media and advertising come with a huge environmental footprint. But imagine a world in which brand communications, in right hands and under strong thinking, can become a regenerative force for cities.

See More »

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Clare Cousins on why architects need to be city shapers

The debate on the role of architects just ramped up another notch this week, first with a thought piece by Philip Graus, and now Clare Cousins, national president of the Australian Institute of Architects, has her say.

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On why the Wentworth by-election is so wild

The Wentworth by-election on 20 October is an election like no other. Perhaps a chance to unseat a potentially minority government on the climate agenda, many hope.

brick manufacturing

Zero emissions manufacturing sector: we’re not dreaming

As the world grapples with the findings of the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report and its renewed emphasis of our need to rapidly decarbonise, talk will inevitably turn to the challenges of taking action and the merits of delaying the inevitable.

See More »

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Fiction: For the Greater Good

Carolita was hurrying down the path to her apartment when she was intercepted by her neighbour. “Oh! They’ve cut me off for the rest of the month! I went O-D…

Not just the petrolheads: we all waste energy slaves

Canberra-based science communicator Stuart McMillen regularly publishes non-fiction comics about social and environmental issues. We have previously featured his work on The Fifth Estate, including his comics Peak Oil, St…

Comic: Stuart McMillen on Energy Slaves

Cartoonist Stuart McMillen recently shared his comic Energy Slaves on The Fifth Estate, which looked at the human power needed to maintain our lifestyles. Now he has written a series of…

Book review: We do things differently by Mark Stevenson

For any of us that have felt deep concern about the lack of vision in government, We do things differently is a timely reminder of the power of grassroots innovation to create solutions to some of the world’s big challenges.

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News From The Front

On why the Wentworth by-election is so wild

The Wentworth by-election on 20 October is an election like no other. Perhaps a chance to unseat a potentially minority government on the climate agenda, many hope.

brick manufacturing

Zero emissions manufacturing sector: we’re not dreaming

As the world grapples with the findings of the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report and its renewed emphasis of our need to rapidly decarbonise, talk will inevitably turn to the challenges of taking action and the merits of delaying the inevitable.

Jobs and Business News

recycling

Our pick of the recycling and waste jobs this week

Recycling jobs in Australia could increase by 50 per cent if stakeholders embrace Australian Council of Recycling’s new plan for “rebooting” the nation’s “stagnant” recycling industry. “Australia is currently ranked…

sustainability engagement coordinator

Cityswitch: Sustainability engagement coordinator

The City of Sydney is looking for a sustainability engagement coordinator to join the CitySwitch Green Office program to accelerate action in the business community towards net zero and beyond.

Market Pulse: Architects on the move

The top names in architecture are branching into new markets to establish a firmer footing in Australia’s fast-growing capital cities. And they’re continuing to add capability in new disciplines such…

The Department of Planning & Environment LOGO

The Department of Planning & Environment: Manager, Program Delivery

Do you want to be part of NSW’s transition to a modern energy system? We are looking for talented and innovative individuals to assist the government in delivering a range of exciting new clean energy projects to drive NSW towards its commitment to net zero emissions by 2050.