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Toxic emissions down, but people still dying from air pollution – it’s time for something radical

On February 19th, Gary Haq of the University of York’s Environment department published an article titled “Toxic emissions down, but people still dying from air pollution – it’s time for … Continue reading

March 2, 2018 · 2 Comments

Canberra Hospital churning through 1,000 water bottles a day despite no issue with dishwashers

“Canberra Hospital churning through 1,000 water bottles a day despite no issue with dishwashers” by Elise Scott, Jordan Hayne, and Clare Sibthorpe had an incredibly alluring headline, but I found … Continue reading

February 15, 2018 · 1 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

New Virus Will Target Feral Rabbits

In the ABC News story “Rabbit virus kits puts power back into hands of farmers,” journalist Prue Adams writes about kits that farmers and land managers can to get infect … Continue reading

March 9, 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

“Dredging Florida coral reef is ‘lunacy’”

Oliver Milman’s article, “Dredging Florida coral reef is ‘lunacy’ says Philippe Cousteau, grandson of Jacques,” published in The Guardian on March 24th, discusses how the US army corps of engineers … Continue reading

April 1, 2016 · Leave a comment

“Cowspiracy? Or Is There A Deeper Problem?”

Geoff Russell’s article, “Cowspiracy? Or Is There A Deeper Problem?” published by New Matilda on March 24 discusses the documentary Cowspiracy and how it attempts to explain the role that the … Continue reading

March 29, 2016 · Leave a comment

“Berta Cáceres one of hundreds of land protesters murdered in last decade”

By Mariah Holden The Guardian has made a statement about no longer publishing the ideas, opinions or beliefs of climate change deniers, likening the  view to believing in aliens. Understanding … Continue reading

March 11, 2016 · Leave a comment

“Energy-efficient housing to get $250m boost from Clean Energy Finance Corporation”

http://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2016/feb/08/energy-efficient-public-housing-to-get-250m-boost-from-clean-energy-finance-corporation This article from The Guardian by Lenore Taylor reports the Turnbull administration’s acceptance of $250m from the Clean Energy Finance Corporation, a company they are looking to abolish. This … Continue reading

February 11, 2016 · 1 Comment

The Overpopulation Question

When discussing the population issue, it is inevitable that Africa and South Asia will come up. Both areas are experiencing large population growth simultaneously with large economic growth, as they … Continue reading

December 13, 2014 · Leave a comment

Who really owns our resources?

This weeks topic was centered around the production, distribution and management of our world’s food supply, and further the way in which food is an environmental concern, in conjunction with … Continue reading

December 4, 2014 · Leave a comment

Can Seeds Prevent Starvation? Depends on Who’s In Charge

This week addressed a few of the numerous aspects of food systems, including production and distribution. While the debates are seemingly endless, ranging from locavorism to GMOs to permaculture, the … Continue reading

December 3, 2014 · Leave a comment

Week 11 Wilderness Discussion Ben White

This week we discussed the wilderness of Australia and how environmentalist are portrayed in the media. Key themes for this weeks discussion are struggle to change from old business models … Continue reading

November 29, 2014 · Leave a comment

Humans and The Ocean: Sydney Harbor and The Great Barrier Reef

This past week, we focused on Australia’s waters and the impact human activity has on Sydney Harbor and The Great Barrier Reef. Each article had a different focus of issues … Continue reading

November 11, 2014 · 1 Comment