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Youth care less about environment: study
Detail: Australian teenagers are less concerned about the environment than their elders, and are less likely to label themselves a "greenie", a new study has found. The survey of more than 55,000 Australians found older generations were the most passionate about recycling and most commonly felt urgent action should be taken to avoid serious environmental damage.

The report's author, Dr Richard Denniss from The Australia Institute, an independent public policy research centre, said the findings dispelled myths that youth were the most environmentally aware. "It is surprising to see that as scientific evidence about the nature and extent of the harm we are doing to the environment is growing, concern about the environment among the young appears to be diminishing," Dr Denniss said.
Date: May 17 2005