‘Remarkable little school’ pioneering outdoor education in Australia

A small primary school is offering an alternative to the mainstream and its teachers say at the end of the day their students do not want to go home.

Our chauffeured children are a problem we can’t ignore

The private car is the default transport option for many busy Australian families. This reduces physical activity and increases greenhouse gas emissions, with unhealthy results for the children being ferried and for the environment, write Hulya Gilbert, Andrew Allan, Carolyn Whitzman and Johannes Pieters.

Are ‘eco’ bath and cleaning products really environmentally friendly?

Many of us choose to buy "eco-friendly" household products to minimise our environmental footprint. But are brands labelled "green" or "eco-friendly" really more sustainable than others?

Something is killing our barn owls

People living on Victoria's south-west coastline are reporting dead or dying barn owls at record rates. They want to know what is killing their native birds.

Two Cape York mines rejected after Government wages legal war with itself

A decision to reject two controversial mining applications on a far north Queensland cattle station owned by the Government is good news for the Great Barrier Reef, the state's Environment Minister says.