Recent reports of 621 coal plants being constructed worldwide are wildly inaccurate, according to a recent Guardian article. What’s more, the amount of electricity produced by coal globally has fallen each year since 2013. The figure, which came from a parliamentary assessment based on out-of-date and unreliable data, was then further distorted as it was […]
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A new study in Nature shows that biodiversity loss has a direct relationship with government spending on conservation efforts (or lack thereof). Australia was ranked as second worst in the world for it’s contribution to global loss of diversity by the same study. Read the latest Starfish newspost to find out more.
A large area of land in north-west Tasmania has been returned to the local Aboriginal community thanks to a donation from the founder of travel website Wotif. See Starfish’s latest newspost for more details.
Glen Innes is at the centre of the renewables revolution due to the ideal combination of high winds and grid connectivity found on this part of the Great Dividing Range. Read more in Starfish’s latest newpost.
A new Innovation Index maps which areas of Australia contribute most to new business and where input is needed to unlock the huge potential of rural areas. The Rural Australia Institute, along with Bendigo and Adeleaide Bank, have developed the index based on a new measure of innovation – business dynamo – along with […]
A fifth generation NSW farmer, Charles Massy has always had an intimate relationship with the land he works. But his experience of the drought years, earning a PhD in human ecology as a mature student and listening to the wisdom of his Aboriginal friends has convinced him that the white man’s ‘mechanical mind’ understanding of […]
Climate change was chosen as the top concern by nearly half of participants in the World Economic Forum’s Global Shapers Survey 2017. The survey included over 24,000 young people who responded in 14 languages. The majority of participants also agreed that humans are responsible for climate change. Millenials worldwide also showed concern for a […]
The Social Progress Index has been developed to provide accurate and detailed data on fifty social and environmental outcomes, in an effort to improve upon traditional, purely economic, measures of success such as GDP. These fifty outcomes are grouped into three main ‘dimensions of social progress’: Basic Human Needs, Foundations of Wellbeing, and Opportunity. […]
WA entrepreneur Paula Pownell has been given the go-ahead to start selling the crickets, grown by her business Grubs Up Australia, as food. Although public interest and support for her project has been high, Paula expects her innovative ideas for processing the bugs, such as protein powder and bars, to go down better than whole […]
The Dja Dja Wurrung Clans Aboriginal Corporation are taking an active role in the management of six state and national parks and reserves which are within the Country which was returned to the Dja Dja Wurrung people in a recognition agreement in 2013. The Dhelkunya Dja Land Management Board, will manage the parks and reserves […]
Starfish acknowledges the first peoples and traditional owners of the land that we live and work on in Australia and all around the world. We pay our respects to their ancestors and Elders ~ past, present and future. Starfish is committed to honouring and respecting first peoples’ unique cultural and spiritual relationships to the land, waters and seas, and their rich contributions to our communities and society-at-large.