SUSTAINABILITY


Every now and then it’s worth stopping and asking the question, “Why do I do what I do?” We always have a choice – make the world a better place or make it worse – and the answer isn’t always obvious. This list of LIVE news articles published in 2017 is focused on SUSTAINABILITY issues. Articles involving POLLUTION and ENERGY are covered on separate pages.

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Why children make the best environmentalists.
http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/t/8508557863668716863

It’s not overpopulation that causes climate change, it’s overconsumption.
http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/t/685015678436855813

Can Facebook help you make your home more sustainable?
http://theconversation.com/can-facebook-help-you-make-your-home-more-sustainable-70588

‘Nature-based solutions’ is the latest green jargon that means more than you might think
http://www.dailyclimate.org/t/685015678436858397

Down with data! Sagas are more likely to save Earth.
http://www.dailyclimate.org/t/685015678436858470

Green is the new black for luxury apartment owners.
http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/t/685015678436859007

Twelve things you need to know about driverless cars.
http://www.dailyclimate.org/t/685015678436859018

How Will Cities Adjust to the Population Boom?
https://www.theatlantic.com/video/index/512744/how-will-growing-cities-adjust-to-the-population-boom/

How to reduce your carbon footprint
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/jan/19/how-to-reduce-carbon-footprint

What can blockchain do for the environment?
http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/t/685015678436869713

Five ways kids can benefit from being outside this summer break
http://theconversation.com/five-ways-kids-can-benefit-from-being-outside-this-summer-break-69129

Why you need more dirt in your life.
http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/t/-995200128361645523

How urban bushland improves our health and why planners need to listen
http://theconversation.com/how-urban-bushland-improves-our-health-and-why-planners-need-to-listen-72876

The benefits — and potential pitfalls — of urban green spaces
https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2017-08/aiob-tbp080917.php

What’s the annual value of trees? $500 million per megacity, study says
https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2017-08/scoe-wta082217.php

Global Kids Study: More Trees, Less Disease
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/10/171009084403.htm

Improving Urban Green Spaces Increase Thermal Comfort of Citizens
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/11/171128092311.htm

Richard Heinberg: It is a lie that human society can continue growing its population and consumption levels indefinitely on our finite planet
http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/t/7703038536633428210

Billions wasted on infrastructure projects
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-02-08/billions-wasted-on-infrastructure-projects-from-bad-planning/8251836

The ‘tiny house’ movement: could you live in just 12 square metres?
http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/2017/02/10/tiny-house-movement-could-you-live-just-12-square-metres

The stress of sitting in traffic can lead to more crime
https://theconversation.com/the-stress-of-sitting-in-traffic-can-lead-to-more-crime-72323

The eco guide to a happier, greener workplace
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/feb/12/the-eco-guide-to-a-happier-greener-workplace

Is the ‘Anthropocene’ era a condemnation of human interference ­ or a call for more?
http://www.dailyclimate.org/t/7703038536633430015

End of the road? Why it might be time to ditch your car
https://theconversation.com/end-of-the-road-why-it-might-be-time-to-ditch-your-car-72097

Hope you like algae, because it’s going to be in everything you eat.
http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/t/-4504614185913446072

The 20th century saw a 23-fold increase in natural resources used for building
https://theconversation.com/the-20th-century-saw-a-23-fold-increase-in-natural-resources-used-for-building-73057

Buying green doesn’t make you green: QUT study
https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2017-02/quot-bgd022017.php

One fifth of world’s food lost to overeating and waste, study finds
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-02-22/overeating-food-waste-one-fifth-worlds-food-lost-study/8292694

The frugal movement saving people thousands
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-02-24/could-the-frugal-movement-help-you-sort-your-finances/8289962

The eco guide to greener salads
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/feb/26/the-eco-guide-to-greener-salads

How one of the world’s densest cities has gone green.
http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/t/6006592648193066348
The green movement is talking about racism? It’s about time.
http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/t/6006592648193064382

Improving the Biodiversity of Green Roofs
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/03/170301085255.htm

How to have a green vacation
http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/t/6006592648193064414

Kids are spending less time outdoors ­ and it’s causing short-sightedness
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-03-02/short-sightedness-epidemic-as-people-spend-less-time-outside/8318882

Food waste: The simplest way to improve the world’s food systems requires no new science.
http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/t/6006592648193073960

The eco guide to female-friendly shopping
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/mar/05/the-eco-guide-to-female-friendly-shopping

Connectivity isn’t the same as social connection
https://blogs.crikey.com.au/theurbanist/2017/03/07/connectivity-isnt-social-connection/

Eating healthier food could reduce greenhouse gas emissions
https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2017-03/uoc–dag030817.php

The decoupling delusion: rethinking growth and sustainability
http://theconversation.com/the-decoupling-delusion-rethinking-growth-and-sustainability-71996

Forget pricey panels: How to go green at home for less than $50
http://domain.com.au/advice/how-to-create-a-greener-and-more-energy-efficient-home-for-less-than-50-20170313-guwt31/

Protest and persist: Why giving up hope is not an option.
http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/t/7703038536633436997

How to sell conservatives on the environment.
http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/t/-6571422209236703740

Access to nature reduces depression and obesity, finds European study.
http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/t/-6571422209236698874

A tiny home is a happy home
http://www.canberratimes.com.au/comment/a-tiny-home-is-a-happy-home-20170314-guybtd.html

Women can save the planet. If men will listen
http://www.couriermail.com.au/rendezview/the-planet-is-in-crisis-and-women-have-what-it-takes-to-save-it/news-story/5d9033303eab419d694f447290515021

The Carbon Footprint of Crime Has Fallen, Study Finds
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/03/170330142223.htm

The eco guide to virtual reality
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/apr/02/the-eco-guide-to-virtual-reality

After 25 years of trying, why aren’t we environmentally sustainable yet?
https://theconversation.com/after-25-years-of-trying-why-arent-we-environmentally-sustainable-yet-73911

Populate … and perish? Policy lessons from the past
http://www.smh.com.au/national/public-service/policy-lessons-from-the-past-will-our-civilisation-collapse-or-adapt-20170329-gv9ffp.html

Cities of the Future Will Depend on Resiliency to Meet Urbanization Demands
http://www.enn.com/climate/article/50967

20 million people are at risk of starving to death. Here’s how it got so bad.
http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/t/2251058991469063117

Rethinking Corporate Social Responsibility
https://probonoaustralia.com.au/news/2017/04/rethinking-corporate-social-responsibility/

The eco guide to bike-sharing
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/apr/16/the-eco-guide-to-bike-sharing

‘Sustainable tourism’ is not working – here’s how we can change that
http://theconversation.com/sustainable-tourism-is-not-working-heres-how-we-can-change-that-76018

More Than 2000 Nuclear Bombs Have Been Detonated On Our Planet
http://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/2017/04/19/weve-already-dropped-2000-nukes-on-the-planet_a_22045463/?utm_hp_ref=au-homepage

Understanding How to Change the World
https://probonoaustralia.com.au/news/2017/04/understanding-change-world/

Cities are complex systems – let’s start looking at them that way
http://theconversation.com/cities-are-complex-systems-lets-start-looking-at-them-that-way-72665

Fighting climate change means building dense, diverse, walkable cities.
http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/t/-995200128361651405

We should create cities for slowing down
http://theconversation.com/we-should-create-cities-for-slowing-down-75689

It’s the end of the world and we know it: Scientists in many disciplines see apocalypse, soon.
http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/t/-995200128361644732

Imagine if your office made you healthier
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-05-03/building-for-wellness-imagine-if-your-office-made-you-healthier/8490030

We would need 1.7 Earths to make our consumption sustainable.
http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/t/-995200128361633432

The eco guide to laundry
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/may/07/the-eco-guide-to-laundry

Death spiral for cars. By 2030, you probably won’t own one
http://reneweconomy.com.au/death-spiral-cars-2030-probably-wont-one-93626/

Do residents of green places live longer?
https://blogs.crikey.com.au/theurbanist/2017/05/09/does-living-in-green-places-extend-lifespans/

Sustainable shopping: with the right tools, you can find an eco-friendly car
http://theconversation.com/sustainable-shopping-with-the-right-tools-you-can-find-an-eco-friendly-car-76080

Distrust of experts happens when we forget they are human beings
http://theconversation.com/distrust-of-experts-happens-when-we-forget-they-are-human-beings-76219

The eco guide to green lawns
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/may/14/the-eco-guide-to-green-lawns

Rescue old data before it’s too late.
http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/t/-995200128361611032

Why meat eaters should think much more about soil
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/may/16/meat-eaters-soil-degradation-over-grazing

Less than 1% of surplus food from farms and manufacturers used to feed hungry
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/may/18/less-than-1-of-surplus-food-from-farms-and-manufacturers-used-to-feed-hungry

The economics of 7.5 billion people on one planet
http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/t/-995200128361607898

Why monetary policy should go green.
http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/t/2460133000468967996

The eco guide to unusual materials
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/may/21/the-eco-guide-to-unusual-materials

Feeding a hot, hungry planet
http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/t/-995200128361601765

Toy libraries stop plastic treasures becoming trash-pile terrors
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-05-23/toy-libraries-keep-plastic-treasures-from-landfill-war-on-waste/8538574

Do you know how many times you need to use your green bags?
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-05-24/war-on-waste-what-bags-to-use/8528350

Atlas of the human planet 2017 — how exposed are we to natural hazards?
https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2017-05/ecjr-aot052417.php

Fig leaves are out. What to wear to be kind to the planet?
http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/t/-1786170265303042637

Green space – how much is enough, and what’s the best way to deliver it?
http://theconversation.com/green-space-how-much-is-enough-and-whats-the-best-way-to-deliver-it-77393

Why you’re almost certainly wasting time rinsing your recycling
http://theconversation.com/why-youre-almost-certainly-wasting-time-rinsing-your-recycling-78189

Sustainable shopping: for eco-friendly jeans, stop washing them so often
http://theconversation.com/sustainable-shopping-for-eco-friendly-jeans-stop-washing-them-so-often-75781

Fashion diet: Could you live with just 6 items of clothing?
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-05-31/war-on-waste-capsule-wardrobe-lessen-fashion-spend/8573336

Alternative ways you can minimise your food waste
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-05-31/war-on-waste-pickling-scraps-and-pineapple-mocktails/8575590

Our future ‘way past worst case scenario’
http://www.news.com.au/technology/science/evolution/the-scary-future-predictions-we-cant-ignore/news-story/3a4882ae3a70dffa7ce74bb9d968778e

A ‘greener’ office actually improves how well you work
http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/comment/a-greener-office-actually-improves-how-well-you-work-20170602-gwja03.html

How we can stop antibiotic resistance.
http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/t/18530169838851441

Is biochar a game-changer for sustainable farms?
http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/t/2460133000468973472

When women have land rights, the tide begins to turn
http://www.dailyclimate.org/t/18530169838855352

‘A reckoning for our species’: the philosopher prophet of the Anthropocene
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jun/15/timothy-morton-anthropocene-philosopher

The best cycling cities on the planet.
http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/t/18530169838862202

Remember the population bomb? It’s still ticking.
http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/t/18530169838862204

How vanity could save the planet.
http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/t/3941518157565125045

Consumer power won’t save the world, democratic power can
http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/comment/consumer-power-wont-save-the-world-democratic-power-can-20170620-gwuqg9.html

World population to hit 8bn in 2023, says new UN survey
https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2017/jun/21/world-population-to-hit-8bn-in-2023-says-new-un-survey

Urban farming won’t save us from climate change.
Community gardens serve many purposes. A new study says that slowing climate change in colder climates such as the Northeast’s isn’t one of them.
http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/t/2206158589390233896

Logically, how is it possible to use more resources than Earth can replenish?
http://theconversation.com/logically-how-is-it-possible-to-use-more-resources-than-earth-can-replenish-79743

The eco guide to the repair economy
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/jul/02/the-eco-guide-to-the-repair-economy

Progress on world hunger has reversed.
http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/t/-2621786372544283551

Is inequality bad for the environment?
https://www.theguardian.com/inequality/2017/jul/04/is-inequality-bad-for-the-environment
Despite the myth, sustainable farming methods can lead to high-yield agriculture.
http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/t/2946413885455644335

A simple solution for terrible traffic
http://www.enn.com/pollution/article/51772

How to save the planet: Cut holidays, sell the car and don’t have as many children, say scientists.
http://www.dailyclimate.org/t/2946413885455647148

Nations of the world agree to ban nuclear weapons – now what?
https://www.newscientist.com/article/2140450-nations-of-the-world-agree-to-ban-nuclear-weapons-now-what/

What ethical business can do to help make ecocities a reality
http://theconversation.com/what-ethical-business-can-do-to-help-make-ecocities-a-reality-80673

What actually is a good city?
http://theconversation.com/what-actually-is-a-good-city-80677

Want to fight climate change? Have fewer children
http://www.dailyclimate.org/t/2946413885455648355

Why a single nuke’s impact shouldn’t only be measured in megatons
https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2017-07/uon-was071217.php

How people can best make the transition to cool future cities
http://theconversation.com/how-people-can-best-make-the-transition-to-cool-future-cities-80683

What type of nature is best for your head?
http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/t/2460133000468999792

Why the ecocity needs to be a just city
http://theconversation.com/why-the-ecocity-needs-to-be-a-just-city-80676

Ecological underpinnings of rural poverty
https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2017-07/su-euo071417.php

The rich, the poor and the earth
https://newint.org/features/2017/07/01-equality-environment

Should a healthy environment be a human right?
http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/t/-3246038150322365337

Why apartment dwellers need indoor plants
http://theconversation.com/why-apartment-dwellers-need-indoor-plants-80196

Science: Are we in a male fertility death spiral?
http://www.ehn.org/science_are_we_in_a_male_fertility_death_spiral-2497202098.html

Trees Can Make or Break City Weather
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/07/170726091513.htm

Women the key to Australia’s positive future
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/property/women-the-key-to-australias-positive-future/news-story/d390ece4c398e48351a7b719073f9f74

Not just nice to have: nature in the workplace makes employees happier and healthier
https://theconversation.com/not-just-nice-to-have-nature-in-the-workplace-makes-employees-happier-and-healthier-80077

The cities of the 21st century will be defined by water.
http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/t/-6766923627212643469

Health at a planetary scale
http://www.politico.com/agenda/story/2017/09/13/planetary-health-challenges-000514

Water Conservation Can Have Unintended Consequences
http://www.enn.com/sci-tech/article/52501

How the law could save the planet
https://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/opinion/how-the-law-could-save-the-planet-20170914-gyhn34.html

Downsize your living space to maximise life
http://www.examiner.com.au/story/4927728/downsize-your-living-space-to-maximise-life/?cs=97

Is it better to repair or replace broken washing machines?
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-09-20/repair-or-replace-broken-washing-machines/8957918

The world is running out of antibiotics, WHO says.
http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/t/-6766923627212615431

The eco guide to cleaning products
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/sep/24/the-eco-guide-to-cleaning-products

The urbanization of malnutrition.
http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/t/-6766923627212607215

Sponges, urban forests and air corridors: How nature can cool cities.
http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/t/-4057999804430503730

Are you ready for that jelly? Why it’s time to start eating jellyfish.
http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/t/-6766923627212607222

Drought — a cause of riots
https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2017-09/udg-d-092617.php

Monetising time savings makes toll roads financially stack up
https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2017-09/quot-mts092717.php

When 1.2 billion tourists become 1.8 billion, will we be ready?
http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/t/1251925125133567004

Researchers explore why humans don’t purge lethal genetic disorders from the population
https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2017-09/p-rew092617.php

An open mind on privately-owned open space
http://www.onlineopinion.com.au/view.asp?article=19318

A new shock doctrine: In a world of crisis, morality can still win.
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/sep/28/labour-shock-doctrine-moral-strategy-naomi-klein

Why the world needs more global citizens
https://theconversation.com/why-the-world-needs-more-global-citizens-84680

An idea to help save the world
http://www.onlineopinion.com.au/view.asp?article=19325

Why factory farming is not just cruel – but also a threat to all life on the planet.
http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/t/1195107355338416703

Why fuel efficient cars might do less for the environment than you’d think
http://www.canberratimes.com.au/comment/why-fuel-efficient-cars-might-do-less-for-the-environment-than-youd-think-20171006-gyvw4w.html

Should we be having fewer children for the sake of the planet?
http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/t/1195107355338417077

Conservationists’ Eco-Footprints Suggest Education Alone Won’t Change Behaviour
http://www.enn.com/ecosystems/article/52794

Global data shows 2017 is shaping as the best year ever
http://www.smh.com.au/comment/global-data-shows-2017-is-shaping-as-the-best-year-ever-20171010-gyxyv3.html

Giving up hope won’t save the planet. Ending poverty might.
http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/t/1251925125133585037

The eco guide to radical materials
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/oct/15/the-eco-guide-to-radical-materials

Our cities need fewer cars, not cleaner cars
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/oct/16/our-cities-need-fewer-cars-not-cleaner-cars-electric-green-transport

How big water projects helped trigger Africa’s migrant crisis.
http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/t/1195107355338418182

Are the policies of promoting bicycle use socially profitable?
https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2017-10/uos-atp101817.php

The eco guide to new mindful activism
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/oct/22/the-eco-guide-to-the-new-mindful-activism

Is it worth paying extra for Fairtrade products?
http://www.canberratimes.com.au/comment/the-economics-of-fairtrade-is-it-worth-the-markup-20171024-gz6vqe.html

Living Close to Green Spaces Is Associated With Better Attention in Children
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/10/171025103123.htm

Private car ownership is ridiculously wasteful
http://reneweconomy.com.au/private-car-ownership-ridiculously-wasteful-93433/

Cooking to fight climate change – 12 simple tips to get you started
http://www.ipsnews.net/2017/10/cooking-fight-climate-change/

Science Confirms You Should Stop and Smell the Roses
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/11/171103085258.htm

The eco guide to big ethics
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/nov/05/the-eco-guide-to-big-ethics

Sustainable shopping: how to rock white sneakers without eco-guilt
https://theconversation.com/sustainable-shopping-how-to-rock-white-sneakers-without-eco-guilt-85989

Mapping how to feed 9 billion humans, while avoiding environmental calamity
https://news.mongabay.com/2017/11/mapping-how-to-feed-9-billion-humans-while-avoiding-environmental-calamity/

Sharing economy sounds caring, but let’s put it to the ethical city test
https://theconversation.com/sharing-economy-sounds-caring-but-lets-put-it-to-the-ethical-city-test-87165

The eco guide to using your money
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/nov/11/the-eco-guide-to-using-your-money

A city that forgets about human connections has lost its way
http://theconversation.com/a-city-that-forgets-about-human-connections-has-lost-its-way-86214

How will driverless vehicles change cities?
https://blogs.crikey.com.au/theurbanist/2017/11/15/driverless-vehicles-change-cities/

Here’s a roadmap for solving 3 of the world’s biggest problems
https://www.vox.com/energy-and-environment/2017/11/16/16654222/iea-sustainable-development-scenario

Could water ­ and women ­ be key to ending extreme poverty?
http://www.ehn.org/could-water-and-women-be-key-to-ending-extreme-poverty-acumen-ozy-2510109283.html

Social Impact Investing: investing to make a difference
http://www.afr.com/opinion/columnists/scott-morrison-endorses-social-impact-investing-20171117-gzo00f

What, me worry? Humans are blind to imminent environmental collapse
https://www.thetyee.ca/Opinion/2017/11/16/humans-blind-imminent-environmental-collapse/

The haves and have-nots: four cities in crisis
https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2017/nov/21/haves-have-nots-cities-crisis-david-levene-san-francisco-ulaanbaatar-jungle-jerusalem

Feedlots can be the environmentally and ethically smart choice
https://ensia.com/voices/feedlots/

Our relentless consumption is trashing the planet
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/nov/22/black-friday-consumption-killing-planet-growth

Why The World Needs to Rethink The Value of Water
http://www.enn.com/ecosystems/article/53264

Is capitalism killing the planet?
https://www.investors.com/politics/editorials/climate-change-crisis-capitalism/

‘I am not buying things’: why some people see ‘dumpster diving’ as the ethical way to eat
http://theconversation.com/i-am-not-buying-things-why-some-people-see-dumpster-diving-as-the-ethical-way-to-eat-86536

Heritage building preservation vs sustainability? Conflict isn’t inevitable
https://theconversation.com/heritage-building-preservation-vs-sustainability-conflict-isnt-inevitable-83973

One third of food lost, wasted – enough to feed all hungry people
http://www.ipsnews.net/2017/11/one-third-food-lost-wasted-enough-feed-hungry-people/

Consumption is the bottleneck for sustainable development
https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2017-11/pifc-cit112917.php

The population crisis – a call to arms
https://mahb.stanford.edu/blog/call-to-arms/

Fewer crops are feeding more people worldwide – and that’s not good
https://theconversation.com/fewer-crops-are-feeding-more-people-worldwide-and-thats-not-good-86105

Once they start composting, people find other ways to be ‘green’
https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2017-12/osu-ots120517.php

People love parklets, and businesses can help make them happen
https://theconversation.com/people-love-parklets-and-businesses-can-help-make-them-happen-87172

The human race has peaked
https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2017-12/f-thr120617.php

Earth from space: Taking on a sense of perspective
https://www.thecourier.co.uk/fp/news/uk-world/558862/earth-space-taking-sense-perspective/

Nobel laureate: There is one way to prevent nuclear war
http://www.cnn.com/2017/12/08/opinions/nuclear-weapons-helfand-opinion/index.html

Is the World Full Yet?
https://independentaustralia.net/art/art-display/is-the-world-full-yet,11016

Don’t blame God or nature. We’re the culprits
https://www.bclocalnews.com/opinion/suzuki-dont-blame-god-or-nature-were-the-culprits/

The diet that helps fight climate change
https://www.vox.com/videos/2017/12/12/16762900/mediterranean-diet-pescatarian-climate-change

Waterworlds: How should we protect our most precious resource?
https://www.newscientist.com/article/mg23631551-000-waterworlds-how-should-we-protect-our-most-precious-resource/

Mass starvation is humanity’s fate if we keep flogging the land to death
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/dec/11/mass-starvation-humanity-flogging-land-death-earth-food

Who are urban green initiatives really helping?
https://ensia.com/voices/urban-greening/

Why we’re behind on saving the world
https://psmag.com/economics/why-we-are-behind-on-saving-the-world

What’s behind the rise of minimalist living?
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-12-16/whats-behind-the-rise-in-minimalist-living/9258084

The eco guide to not buying stuff
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/dec/17/the-eco-guide-to-not-buying-stuff

Achieving sustainable resource use attainable through science of cooperation
https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2017-12/uom-asr121817.php

The biggest thing we forget when talking about food justice
http://www.yesmagazine.org/planet/the-biggest-thing-we-forget-when-talking-about-food-justice-20171220

Vive la résistance: 10 ways people stood up for the planet in 2017
http://grist.org/article/vive-la-resistance-10-ways-people-stood-up-for-the-planet-in-2017/

What’s the ideal number of humans on Earth?
https://gizmodo.com/whats-the-ideal-number-of-humans-on-earth-1821527028

Keep calm: reasons to head for the park not the beach
http://www.smh.com.au/comment/keep-calm-reasons-to-head-for-the-park-not-the-beach-20171223-h09pzg.html

Why a better transportation system is good for your health
http://orleans.wickedlocal.com/opinion/20171231/why-better-transportation-system-is-good-for-your-health

People can handle the truth about the environment
https://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2017-12-27/people-can-handle-the-truth-about-the-environment