Sustainable Living

Broad-scale farming

Growing food in the post-truth era

July 10, 2017

Big Agriculture says its aim is to "feed the world". But at what cost? Alana Mann, Chair of Department, Media and Communications, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, University of Sydney, investigates.

Dr Reese Halter and the sequoia

Going to the big trees

May 15, 2017

Join Dr Resse halter on an expedition to find (and hug) the world's tallest trees.

Fighting for our forests

Fighting for our forests

August 15, 2016

The world's forests are the lifeblood of Earth, yet their future is threatened, and our existence with it. It's time to turn back the tide, one tree at a time, writes DR REESE HALTER.

students at Riverina TAFE

The language of growing

June 20, 2016

A unique educational program is helping new refugees learn permaculture and English language skills, writes KYLIE McGREGOR.

feedlot cows

The meat debate

March 2, 2016

DAVID HOLMGREN, MARC LLEWELLYN and PAUL WEST contemplate the omnivore's dilemna. 

The CSIRO’s Newcastle solar thermal station

Renewable energy breakthroughs

January 25, 2016

Dr. REESE HALTER reveals some of the technological, social and farming

breakthroughs that will help reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Climate in crisis

November 9, 2015

Dr. REESE HALTER looks at current climate change conditions and measures to avert crisis.


Sugar glider poles

High-wire act

August 12, 2015

Have you noticed these poles when driving along the Hume Highway? asks PENNY WOODWARD.

Snow in the NSW Blue Mountains July 17 2015

Weather versus climate

July 16, 2015

Current cold weather has social media in a frenzy, but JUSTIN RUSSELL says, don't believe the hype - it's winter after all.