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Dahl’s toad-headed turtles: save their habitats or risk losing them forever

In a research-based news story titled “Dahl’s toad-headed turtle threatened by fragmented habitat, shrinking populations,” published in Science Daily, the authors explain the impact inbreeding and “small and fragmented” populations … Continue reading

December 15, 2017 · Leave a comment

Fast Fashion, Slow Violence

An article posted by The Guardian on Tuesday November 17th reveals designer Stella McCartney’s newest brand partnership, this time not for the purpose of producing a co-designed clothing line, but … Continue reading

December 13, 2017 · Leave a comment

Discarded cigarette butts: The next high performing hydrogen storage material?

In a story published by the University of Nottingham in Science Daily, titled “Discarded cigarette butts: The next high performing hydrogen storage material?”, Professor of Materials Chemistry Robert Mokaya and … Continue reading

November 30, 2017 · Leave a comment

Responsible chocolate is about protecting both forests and cocoa farmers’ livelihoods

In an opinion article from The Conversation titled “Responsible chocolate is about protecting both forests and cocoa farmers’ livelihoods, Hirons, McDermott, and Maguire-Rajpaul introduce the Joint Framework of Action created by … Continue reading

November 29, 2017 · Leave a comment

Australia among the world’s worst on biodiversity conservation

In “Australia among the world’s worst on biodiversity conservation” Preece uses the direct relationship between biodiversity loss and program funding as a talking point to introduce readers to LTERN, an … Continue reading

November 24, 2017 · Leave a comment

Are Experts the Way to Go?

Using Bernadette McCabe’s and Craig Baillie’s article “Forget Turning Straw Into Gold, Farmers Can Turn Trash Into Energy” as a case study, I will analyze the methods of these so-called … Continue reading

November 9, 2017 · Leave a comment

NT Indigenous Leaders tell Prime Minister to Back Off Over Fracking

On Sunday October 8, 2017, Jane Bardon published this news feature in ABC News. It says why these people were so happy with the potential of fracking— which, according to … Continue reading

October 12, 2017 · Leave a comment

EPA to propose repealing Obama-era rule on greenhouse gas emissions

CNN Coauthors Miranda Green and Rene Marsh published a news article on October 8th, 2017 covering the highlights of a leaked proposal to re-appeal the Clean Power Plan under the … Continue reading

October 11, 2017 · Leave a comment

‘Aggressive’ Dendrobium mine causing ‘grave, severe’ impacts on Sydney water catchments

By: Jodine Holli Wolman On September 14th, 2017 Paige Cockburn with ABC News released a news report exposing the effects fracturing and bulging coming from a Mine west of Wollongong … Continue reading

September 24, 2017 · Leave a comment

U.S. to back out of Paris Climate Accords

By: Jarek Liang Back in June of 2017, President Donald Trump had announced yet another politically controversial decision; he would be pulling the United States out of the Paris Climate … Continue reading

September 22, 2017 · Leave a comment

Nespresso bid to recycle coffee pods

Published in The Guardian on May 2nd, 2017 the article, “Nespresso bid to recycle coffee pods” written by Rebecca Smithers gives a brief overview of a pilot program Nespresso launched … Continue reading

May 12, 2017 · Leave a comment

“Adani may face fine over sediment released in floodwaters after Cyclone Debbie”

A story called “Adani may face fine over sediment released in floodwaters after Cyclone Debbie” by Joshua Robertson was published last week in The Guardian. It is an important follow … Continue reading

May 12, 2017 · Leave a comment

Queensland company lodges plan to build Australia’s biggest solar farm near Gympie

In his ABC-published piece headlining “Queensland company lodges plan to build Australia’s biggest solar farm near Gympie,” Bruce Atkinson informs readers about a major project occurring in south-east Queensland. Atkinson … Continue reading

May 8, 2017 · Leave a comment

Top End uranium miner pushes nuclear power into Australia’s future energy mix as supply debate continues

  In this ABC News Article, Carl Curtain discusses the push for nuclear power in order to support the uranium mining business. The article discusses how costly it has been … Continue reading

May 2, 2017 · Leave a comment