Australia & Oceania
Contagion on a small planet (swine flu)
Australian food bowl on brink of $5bn catastrophe
Living off a dollar menu - you'll pay for it in the long run
Australia: The good oil is that stocks are already running thin
Funds try to spot the great oil rebound
Just a ‘FRAC’ away
Efficient drivers cut emissions, but stir up hot air
Status symbol of The Great Downtown: Dutch bikes
Couple making downtown freight deliveries by bike
$1.7 billion Brisbane airport expansion deferred as tourist numbers fall
A shopping mall becomes a city
Australia: Urban sprawl is killing us, but there's another way
Ecocities Emerging newsletter
Future proofing our homes and buildings
A bird in the yard is worth two in the shop
Urban Foraging - a Rising, Sustainable Fad
Fighting the recession, armed with seeds
New England's sugar country confronts a bitter future as the climate warms
Bloomington Peak Oil Task Force
Changing of the guard in the Queensland Government (Andrew McNamara out)
Interview with chair of Canada's "junior oil" association - a peak oiler
Nate Lewis: Where in the world will our energy come from?
With record-setting heat waves, bush fires and drought, Australians are increasingly convinced they are facing the early impacts of global warming. Their growing concern about climate change has led to a consensus that the nation must now act boldly to stave off the crisis.
I have had 37 years in the oil industry. I was CEO of a large company for the last 16 years and I have just retired. ... I would make the following observations: there are virtually no unexplored basins in the world. The ones that there are might be in the Arctic, and that illustrates the point quite neatly because it is obviously really difficult to get that.
Former CIA director Woolsey makes the case for a feed-in tariff
Solar power from deserts
Charmaine Watts at REFIT-NZ talks about the New Zealand FIT campaign
Population growth lies at the core of all questions of “sustainability”. It is growth of the human population and the increasing resources that it requires that drives the destruction of habitats, the increasing levels of pollution (especially CO2), and the accelerating depletion of finite resources. It is impossible to stop exacerbating these problems if we do not stop population growth.