The environmentalist Sydney-(out)sider

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

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

‘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

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

“Why Some Penguin Populations are Shrinking” // Spoiler Alert: it’s Climate Change.

PBS NewsHour’s feature story “Why some penguin populations are shrinking,” reported on by Synclaire Cruel, was published on World Penguin Day: Tuesday the 25th of April. The story focuses on a report … Continue reading

April 29, 2017 · Leave a comment

Hong Kong Ivory Ban Leaves Gaping Loopholes

In the SCMP article “Don’t wait five years to ban ivory trade, Hong Kong”, Hubert Cheung discusses China’s recent pledge to stop the ivory trade, and criticises Hong Kong’s lagging action plan. … Continue reading

April 20, 2017 · Leave a comment

In race to curb climate change, cities out pace governments

Alister Doyle writes in his 13 March 2017 article that since the December 2015 Paris Agreement, global cities have taken the initiative when it comes to climate change, often encroaching … Continue reading

March 22, 2017 · Leave a comment

Burger King’s Main Soybean Suppliers Contribute to Deforestation in Bolivia and Brazil

Arthur Neslen posted a news story article, titled “Burger King animal feed sourced from deforested lands in Brazil and Bolivia”, on The Guardian website on March 2nd, 2017 highlighting the … Continue reading

March 7, 2017 · Leave a comment

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

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