The environmental journalism Sydney-(out)sider

A Bold, Divisive Plan to Wean Californians From Cars

I chose this article because I thought it was a well-written feature story on an extraordinarily complex and controversial target that is close to my hometown. Additionally, while I disagreed … Continue reading

May 8, 2018 · Leave a comment

How Oman’s Rock Could Help Save The Planet

Henry Fountain’s New York Times feature “How Oman’s Rock Could Help Change the Planet”, published April 26, 2018, discusses rock formations in Ibra, Oman that naturally react with carbon, absorbing … Continue reading

May 2, 2018 · Leave a comment

Australia’s Great Barrier Reef ‘Cooked’, According to Recent Study

On April 19, 2018, Michael Slezak, science, technology and environment reporter for ABC News, released an article titled, “Coral on the Great Barrier Reef was ‘cooked’ during 2016 marine heatwave, … Continue reading

April 28, 2018 · Leave a comment

America Before Earth Day: Smog and Disasters Spurred the Laws Trump Wants to Undo (Analysis)

A timely article written for the New York Times by Livia Albeck-Ripka and Kendra Pierre-Louis on 21 April 2018 took a look back at five different historic environmental disasters and … Continue reading

April 27, 2018 · Leave a comment

First “plastic-free” sport event in the UK

On April 2, 2018, Josh Gabbatiss, science correspondent for the Independent, released an article, “First plastic-free events show how sport can cut out ‘huge amounts of waste’ and be more … Continue reading

April 25, 2018 · 1 Comment

How to Write an Unbiased Article on Climate Change Deniers: a look at a NYT article.

Reporting on trends in climate change denialist circles while still not giving them a legitimate platform is a difficult task, but Erica Goode, writing for The New York Times tries … Continue reading

April 20, 2018 · Leave a comment

Media Release: “Linc Energy found guilty of serious environmental harm at controversial UCG Plant”

In the press release “Linc Energy found guilty of serious environmental harm at controversial UCG Plant,” written for ABC news by Elli Sibson, we are exposed to the secrecy and … Continue reading

April 14, 2018 · Leave a comment

“Microbiome Study Suggests Marine Nematodes Are Not Picky Eaters”

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/04/180403140400.htm   This press release, published by Science Daily, describes a new finding made by the University of California- Riverside regarding the dietary patterns of nematodes found on the ocean … Continue reading

April 13, 2018 · Leave a comment

Media Monitoring: New Technology Could Help Save the Great Barrier Reef

In the article I chose to analyze from National Geographic, Floating Sunscreen-Like Film Could Protect the Great Barrier Reef, the title says it all. The author, Sarah Gibbens, reports on … Continue reading

April 10, 2018 · Leave a comment

China’s Ban Drives Australia to Consider Working Toward a Circular Economy

Australia must weigh the demand for a sustainable circular economy after China placed a ban on low-value recycling materials on January 1st, causing panic over whether Australia’s household recycling practices … Continue reading

April 3, 2018 · Leave a comment

It’s time to find out if Australia’s threatened species projects are actually effective

Lisa Cox’s Guardian article, ‘It’s time to find out if Australia’s threatened species projects are actually effective’ is an informative look at the lack of monitoring that presides over many … Continue reading

March 9, 2018 · 1 Comment

Air pollution in poor communities a case of environmental racism

When presenting my news stories, I was significantly nervous. The nerves were prompted by the unpredictability of oral presentations and by my choice to dissect the story that I chose. … Continue reading

March 6, 2018 · 1 Comment

Yes, Delhi is Polluted. No, it is Not Unlivable.

ABC’s Siobhan Heanue wears the face mask she had to buy in order to breathe properly. ABC News “India’s air pollution crisis risks becoming humanitarian catastrophe”, written by Siobhan Heanue, … Continue reading

March 3, 2018 · 1 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