Is ‘green living’ a luxury affordable only to the middle and upper classes? – RN

Is ‘green living’ a luxury affordable only to the middle and upper classes? – RN

Updated April 15, 2018 07:10:52 Photo: Some say ‘going green’ is only affordable for the wealthy. (Unsplash: Daniel Funes Fuentes) Is environmentalism a luxury of the latte-sipping rich? Are working-class people unconcerned with ‘big issues’ like climate change and sustainable energy? If you read op-ed pages regularly, you’ll be familiar …

Medicines committee gives Diane-35 pill the green light – Hack

Medicines committee gives Diane-35 pill the green light – Hack

The body responsible for deciding what drugs we can and can’t use in Australia has decided not to restrict the prescription of controversial hormonal drug Diane-35, despite high-profile calls for the drug to be banned altogether. Diane-35 is also sold in Australia under the generic names Estelle, Brenda, Juliet and …

NSW Government invests in more green, open space in Sydney to improve quality of life

NSW Government invests in more green, open space in Sydney to improve quality of life

Posted April 09, 2018 13:49:04 Greater Sydney is set to gain more green and open spaces, with the State Government dedicating $290 million to boosting liveability and quality of life in the city. Part of the package will see $100 million set aside to identify and buy back land for …

Tony Finau finishes 10th in US Masters debut after dislocating ankle on the green

Tony Finau finishes 10th in US Masters debut after dislocating ankle on the green

Posted April 09, 2018 12:18:49 Video: Finau hits hole-in-one, dislocates ankle in celebration (ABC News) Related Story: Golfer hits a hole-in-one, dislocates his ankle while celebrating Golfer Tony Finau has finished 10th in his US Masters debut just days after dislocating his left ankle celebrating a hole-in-one. Finau suffered torn …

Masters: Patrick Reed holds off fast-finishing Jordan Spieth to win Green Jacket

Masters: Patrick Reed holds off fast-finishing Jordan Spieth to win Green Jacket

Posted April 09, 2018 09:01:29 Photo: Patrick Reed held his nerve at Augusta to win his first major. (AP: Charlie Riedel) American Patrick Reed has held his nerve through a tense final round at the Masters, holding off a fast finishing Jordan Spieth to claim his first major. Spieth shot …

Why these urban farmers converted a lawn bowls green into a vegie patch

Why these urban farmers converted a lawn bowls green into a vegie patch

Posted April 06, 2018 07:20:21 Photo: Pep the dog enjoys his space at the Pocket City Farm urban farm in Sydney. (Supplied: Emma Bowen) Related Story: Meet Melbourne’s urban farmers growing food at home Have you ever dreamt of fleeing the city and buying a farm in the countryside? Well, …

Green sea turtle Yasi returns seven years on to lay more than 700 eggs on Fitzroy Island

Green sea turtle Yasi returns seven years on to lay more than 700 eggs on Fitzroy Island

Posted April 05, 2018 15:11:03 Video: Turtle hatchlings born on Fitzroy Island (ABC News) Related Story: Here’s why the majority of green turtles in north Queensland are female Related Story: Sea turtle numbers recovering in ‘global conservation success story’ Yasi the green sea turtle has made a long-awaited return to …

Commonwealth Games: The driving force behind para-athlete Kurt Fearnley’s final race in green and gold

Commonwealth Games: The driving force behind para-athlete Kurt Fearnley’s final race in green and gold

By Shaun Giles Posted April 03, 2018 06:37:25 Photo: Kurt Fearnley says the Games will be “the perfect time” for his representative career to end. (Supplied: Australian Paralympic Committee) Just under 43 kilometres. That’s how much longer Australian wheelchair racer Kurt Fearnley has left to push in his illustrious green …

How a post-war population explosion put an end to Sydney’s ‘visionary’ Green Belt plan – Curious Sydney

How a post-war population explosion put an end to Sydney’s ‘visionary’ Green Belt plan – Curious Sydney

Updated March 29, 2018 14:24:39 Photo: A 1948 map showing the original County of Cumberland planning scheme. (Supplied: City of Sydney Archives) A “visionary and radical” plan to protect a swathe of Sydney’s bush and farmland in the 1950s failed because of an unexpected population boom and pressure on development …

Baggy Green wool drive continues despite ball-tampering scandal – ABC Rural

Baggy Green wool drive continues despite ball-tampering scandal – ABC Rural

When pastoralist Grant Burge heard that he could donate wool to be used in the Australia’s cricket teams’ iconic Baggy Green cap, he did not hesitate. “The baggy green is a cap that’s quite unique. It’s a bit of an icon,” Mr Burge said. But the men’s team ball-tampering scandal …