Resource security for renewable energy? No worries!
Is it possible to power the world’s energy needs and also reduce greenhouse gas emissions?
Another delivery drone trial and food security futures
This week: delivery drones - where are they, and why are they taking so long? Plus fake milk discussions and food security futures.
What in the world happens if we run out of sand?
The UN says current sand extraction is leading to a global crisis, so what can be done to protect this vital resource?
The future of sand
This week: the world is running out of sand. The most-exploited resource after water should be recognised as a strategic material and regulated like a mineral commodity
Neon and chip shortages
This week: the world’s leading suppliers of neon are in Ukraine, and that threatens to make the ongoing microchip shortage even worse.
Cobalt, not exactly the new oil on The Future, This Week
This week: all about cobalt, a behind the scenes look at the challenges of transitioning to renewable energy technologies.
Declining fish poo changing ocean carbon balance
While commercial fishing rates have fallen, the decline in fish stocks over time is leading to unintended consequences.
Who’s afraid of GM crops?
While bans on GM crops are being lifted across mainland Australia, consumer hesitancy lingers.
Every mainland Australian state now allows genetically modified crops. Here’s why that’s nothing to fear
GM proponents say the technology leads to better crop yields and may solve food shortages and reduce pests. Opponents say GM is a threat to the environment and humans. So where does the truth lie?
Predicting fashion and replacing solar on The Future, This Week
This week: how COVID-19 reveals how the fashion industry predicts trends, and why the success of solar becomes a problem.
We can feed the world with plant protein
There are plenty of barriers, but if we really want to we can feed the world on plant protein (largely from legumes).
How Brazil can beat the odds
Brazil has set itself a target of restoring almost 50,000 sq km of the Amazon rainforest by 2030. But it won't get there without changing its policies and how it engages with local people.