Plastic cup ban in force in WA from Saturday

Plastic cup ban in force in WA from Saturday

The sale or supply of single-use plastic cups for cold drinks has been banned in Western Australia. The ban, in force from Saturday, follows a similar move against other single-use plastics, including plates, cutlery, and straws earlier this year. Together, the measures will save 430 million single-use plastics from landfill or litter in WA each … Read more

Flooded homes, ruined roads left after Hurricane Ian – Reuters

Flooded homes, ruined roads left after Hurricane Ian – Reuters

Flooded homes, ruined roads left after Hurricane Ian  Reuters Hurricane Ian heads for Carolinas after pounding Florida  CNBC People spotted swimming in Lake Eola amid flooding in Orlando. Here’s why that is a bad idea  WKMG News 6 & ClickOrlando Ian’s Flood Waters Force Evacuations In Central Florida  NBC News View Full Coverage on Google News

You’ll never solve climate change with degrowth

You’ll never solve climate change with degrowth

Climate change is being fueled by the release of greenhouse gas emissions and those emissions are coming from every sector of the global economy: Electricity, manufacturing, transportation, agriculture, industrial processes. Collectively, greenhouse gas emissions have generally been climbing for decades. Activists often advocate using less and consuming less as one potential solution to climate change … Read more

Town of Victoria Park to fine residents $5000 for smelly organic green bins

Town of Victoria Park to fine residents 00 for smelly organic green bins

A Perth council is threatening to cause a stink with ratepayers over its bid to eliminate smelly kerb-side bins from its streets. Town of Victoria Park locals could be stung up to $5000 if they let their green-topped garden organics (GO) bin emit a foul odour, it has been revealed. Town mayor Karen Vernon confirmed … Read more

Vancouver poised to again shatter North American gas-price record: analyst – Global News

Vancouver poised to again shatter North American gas-price record: analyst – Global News

Vancouver poised to again shatter North American gas-price record: analyst  Global News GTA gas prices to rise five cents per litre on Thursday, increases to continue this fall: gas analyst  CP24 Sky-high gas prices in B.C. are result of refinery issues in Alberta, U.S., experts say  CBC.ca Gas prices up in Calgary and Edmonton | CTV News  CTV News … Read more

Heroic moment Sunrise cameraman drops gear to help flood victims

Heroic moment Sunrise cameraman drops gear to help flood victims

A Sunrise cameraman has dramatically dropped his gear and rushed to the assistance of Florida residents fleeing rising floodwaters. During a live cross from the Florida city of Naples on Thursday morning, Channel 7 US correspondent Tim Lester was broadcasting to the Sunrise breakfast program when his cameramen, Glen Ellis, dropped his gear and ran … Read more

Cane toads creep closer to Sydney after ‘concerning’ population found at Lake Macquarie

Cane toads creep closer to Sydney after ‘concerning’ population found at Lake Macquarie

It’s not unusual for the odd cane toad to hop a ride on a truck or car and hitchhike down the east coast of New South Wales, but a growing tally of these warty, toxic pests have made their way to a private property an hour’s drive north of Sydney – and the threat is … Read more

Questions over land clearing in North Queensland where vulnerable species are thought to live

Questions over land clearing in North Queensland where vulnerable species are thought to live

The mass clearing of North Queensland habitat likely to contain threatened animal and plant species has raised further questions about the effectiveness of state and federal environmental protection laws. Key points: Consolidated Pastoral Company confirms it legally cleared a large area at its Wrotham Park station Government records show Wrotham Park is the likely habitat of … Read more

Ontario parents frustrated with lack of swimming lessons amid lifeguard shortage

Ontario parents frustrated with lack of swimming lessons amid lifeguard shortage

Lifeguards work at Brittany Beach of the Ottawa River in Ottawa on June 24.Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press Lacey Miller is frustrated after her daughter’s fall swimming lessons were abruptly cancelled this week due to a lifeguard shortage. The Ottawa mother said her five-year-old’s swim classes were set to start soon, after she secured a spot … Read more

Vancouver poised to again shatter North American gas price record: analyst

Vancouver poised to again shatter North American gas price record: analyst

Gas prices in Metro Vancouver are once again poised to shatter an all-time North American record, and analysts say geography and politics mean slim chances for long-term relief. “Gas will be 239.9 on Thursday and that will smash an all-time record for any city in North America. That’s Vancouver,” said Dan McTeague, fuel analyst and … Read more