The environmentalist Sydney-(out)sider

The government is right to fund energy storage: a 100% renewable grid is within reach

Written by Andrew Blakers, Bin Lu, and Matthew Stocks, The Conversation website published this opinion piece on Feb 2 that argues that wind, solar photovoltaics (PV) and off-river pumped hydro … Continue reading

February 17, 2017 · Leave a comment

Army Corps of Engineers to Grant Final Permit for Dakota Access Pipeline

On February 7, 2017 Nikita Biryukov and Daniel A. Medina report in an NBC News article that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers let out a statement granting a permit … Continue reading

February 16, 2017 · Leave a comment

Is this the beginning of the end for coal?

On November 25th, The Guardian posted a global background article about the current conditions of coal usage. They started by announcing that this week Canada was added to the list … Continue reading

November 30, 2016 · Leave a comment

Terri Irwin urges MPs to rule out crocodile cull after Katter suggests shooting safaris

On November 20th, the Guardian published an article titled, “Terri Irwin urges MPs to rule out crocodile cull after Katter suggests shooting safaris” written by the Australian Associated Press. This was … Continue reading

November 25, 2016 · Leave a comment

Morocco sees ‘no turning back’ for climate pact

On November 7th, Al Jazeera published a news article entitled “Morocco sees ‘no turning back’ for climate pact”. The author is not listed, in true Al Jazeera fashion. This article … Continue reading

November 11, 2016 · Leave a comment

Unstable Antarctic glacier can potentially raise global sea levels by 10%.

On October 20th, the Washington Post published an information article regarding a 20-25 million dollar research mission that will aim to study a 75 mile long glacier that could potentially … Continue reading

October 28, 2016 · Leave a comment

North Sea or Great Australian Bight, oil drilling is always a risky business

On Friday 7 October 2016, the Guardian published North Sea or Australian Bight, oil drilling is always a risky business, by John Sauven. John Sauven, the executive director of Greenpeace … Continue reading

October 12, 2016 · Leave a comment

“Queensland’s Culling Program is Not the Solution to NSW’s Shark Problem”

On October 1st, the Brisbane Times published an article called “Queensland’s Culling Program is Not the Solution to NSW’s Shark Problem” by Jane Williamson. This article was written in response … Continue reading

October 7, 2016 · Leave a comment

1000 trees to be potentially removed… Can the community Stop it?

On September 18th, the Sydney Morning Herald published a story by Lisa Visentin titled “The 1000 trees being assessed for potential removal by energy companies.” The title itself is a … Continue reading

September 26, 2016 · Leave a comment

Facility to Convert Non-Recyclable Plastics to Fuel: Too Good to Be True?

On September 12th 2016, ABC posted an online informative article written by Penny Travers in their Environment News section, about a new facility currently being built in Canberra that will … Continue reading

September 16, 2016 · Leave a comment

Welcome to a new semester! Fall 2016

Fall semester got off to a moist start as our newest group of NYU students headed over to Milson Island – but the weather didn’t dampen the spirits of our … Continue reading

September 2, 2016 · Leave a comment

$7.7 Billion Fossil Fuel Subsidies ‘Like Being In Bed With Big Tobacco’

$7.7 Billion Fossil Fuel Subsidies ‘Like Being In Bed With Big Tobacco’ In the days before the federal government announced their Budget, on April 26th, Thom Mitchell from New Mathilda … Continue reading

May 19, 2016 · Leave a comment

Adani’s Galilee Basin project mine leases approved

Amy Mitchell-Whittington’s article on the most recent in a long line of developments surrounding the Galilee Basin project, a proposed mining venture in Carmichael, Queensland by Indian mining company Adani, … Continue reading

May 16, 2016 · Leave a comment

When in drought: the California farmers who don’t water their crops

Charlotte Simmond’s feature story on dry farming in California, provides an insightful and positive perspective on this sustainable farming method. Simmond’s immediately uses simplicity in her writing to draw readers … Continue reading

May 13, 2016 · Leave a comment