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Farewell, Environmental Journalism 2012!

Twelve students from various parts of the US, mostly senior students from NYU, spent Fall session in Sydney Australia and for three hours a week in class, and quite a … Continue reading

December 13, 2012 · Leave a comment

Data Journalism (A Belated Seminar Blog Post)

If you can remember all the way back to last week’s class, you’ll recall a riveting presentation on data journalism. The issues with incorporating scientific data in to news articles … Continue reading

November 29, 2012 · Leave a comment

Dodgy Deals: Hindmarsh Island and the Wild Rivers Act

Ben Dumond Seminar Blog Post Given the broad timeframe of the Hindmarsh Island Bridge controversy in conjunction with the more recent Wild Rivers Act, it is incredibly difficult to access … Continue reading

November 27, 2012 · 2 Comments

Greenwashing in the Media

Source (http://www.elcamedia.com/blog/?p=30) How many articles have you come across that say “x easy steps to being green” or “y Environmentally Friendly Habits”? While most of the tips in these articles … Continue reading

November 24, 2012 · 2 Comments

Living in the Tree Tops: Miranda Gibson

Miranda Gibson has Internet, and a cell phone.  She exercises regularly, and on her birthday, her mother came to visit her.  In those aspects, and in many others, Miranda has … Continue reading

November 18, 2012 · 5 Comments

Eco-Journalist vs. Activist

After my presentation, I continued to reflect on the role eco-journalists play in activism. One of the extra readings I provided was from Wendy Bacon who is one of Australia’s … Continue reading

November 11, 2012 · 2 Comments

Victoria: The Rebellious Child in the Murray-Darling Basin Plan

Photo source: World News Australia Since the birth of Australia as a nation, there has been disagreement over the water in the Murray-Darling Basin.  Is the salinity level too high?  … Continue reading

November 5, 2012 · 1 Comment

Water Wars: The Murray Darling Basin Controversy

The Murray Darling Basin is a place of dire necessity to a large part of Australia, but also a major controversy. Covering fourteen percent of the country, it provides much … Continue reading

November 4, 2012 · 1 Comment

Cane Toads

by Jackie Sider For Australians, cane toads are synonymous with the dangers of introducing non-native species to a country — even with the best of intentions. Native to the Americas, … Continue reading

November 2, 2012 · 2 Comments

Speed Up! An Unorthodox Solution to the Possum Problem

By Mia Della Pietra On my spring vacation to New Zealand, our tour guide was driving us through the mountains of Queenstown, towards the small town of Glenorchy.  She commented … Continue reading

November 2, 2012 · 3 Comments

Rising waters

By Monica Dietrich Cruising along the Brisbane River is a relaxing experience–the sun warms while the wind cools, and you pass by beautiful parks and mangrove forests, and under more … Continue reading

November 2, 2012 · 2 Comments

Taronga Zoo Launches New Environment Awareness Campaign

By Jimmy Harney The Taronga Zoo in Sydney has made headlines recently for a mishap with a baby elephant, which left elephant keeper Lucy Melo in critical condition for over … Continue reading

October 29, 2012 · 2 Comments

Rising costs, contention as PNG LNG Project prospects dampen

By Ben Dumond Photo courtesy of Exxon Mobil Exxon Mobil and Oil Search Ltd. grapple with unanticipated rising economic and environmental costs in liquefied natural gas (LNG) rig operations in … Continue reading

October 28, 2012 · Leave a comment

Damaging Spectators- By Jon Bademian

For a city that claims to be the heart of the most breathtaking landscape on the planet, it sure does put a great amount of support behind a race that … Continue reading

October 28, 2012 · 2 Comments