Australia

Five ways hemp can help save the planet

Last week, the Northern Territory became the final Australian jurisdiction to legalise the cultivation and sale of industrial hemp with low levels of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the mind-altering chemical compound found at high levels in marijuana.

Caroline Pidcock, architects declare

Architects declare and what it really means

Hundreds of architects have joined a new movement to declare that we have a climate emergency. But what does the declaration mean? Will they turn away work that damages the environment? Will they try to change the views of their clients?

tractor on farm

Why farming needs a regional planning approach

If we are to ensure food security in the face of a climate emergency, we need to plan the management of our regional landscapes the same way we plan city-making, according to agroecologist David Hardwick.

RedGrid team

RedGrid sets sights on residential demand response market

Australian demand response services start-up, RedGrid, has raised over half a million dollars in equity crowdfunding in just three days, this week, and is already well over its minimum capital-raising target.

Bren Smith: Eat Like a Fish

Many like to call themselves disruptors but Eat Like A Fish author Bren Smith is absolutely not the standard corporate disruptor-type who presents well in a suit.

We’re going to miss David Chandler

The Daily Tele was shocked at how David Chandler’s articles in The Fifth Estate have been so critical of the government but he still gets the gig as building commissioner.