Eliminate coal to save Great Barrier Reef, climate authority warns

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change warns the world must virtually eliminate the use of coal for electricity by 2040 if there is to be a chance of saving even some of the Great Barrier Reef.

Bagasse: ‘turning trash to treasure’ and making ‘sugar that much sweeter’

Sugar production uses a lot of energy and waste but a by-product known as bagasse could offer feed for livestock, a business add-on and reduction on energy costs and pollution

Salt, the white death destroying Australia’s farmland

Australia has a silent crisis on its hands and the threat is looming just beneath the surface of the country's most fertile food bowls. Now farmers are looking at new ways to deal with the problem.

Sour beer and wildflower brews emerge as the latest trending hipster tipple

Craft brewers are on the hunt for a wild selection of ingredients that hipsters will love but most beer makers try to avoid.