OZoneNYU

The environmental journalism Sydney-(out)sider

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

The ‘Great Pacific Garbage Patch’ Is Ballooning, 87,000 Tons of Plastic and Counting

Released March 22nd, 2018 in the New York Times, “The ‘Great Pacific Garbage Patch’ Is Ballooning, 87,000 Tons of Plastic and Counting,” discussed a large area of the Pacific Ocean … Continue reading

April 10, 2018 · Leave a comment

Renewable Energy Market Growing with Battery Storage Prices Dropping

A report issued last week shows that battery storage is dropping in price and the renewable energy market in Australia is growing. The Climate Council claims energy storage solutions like … Continue reading

April 7, 2018 · Leave a comment

Media Monitoring Week 10

In “The Story behind the Bos house, Australia’s first solar-powered home,” James Oaten tells a story about a special house in the Australian history – the first off grid, fully … Continue reading

April 6, 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

Deepwater drilling threatens the Great Australian Bight

Environmentalists warn that marine life is threatened by the Australian Government’s plans to set aside even more areas of the ocean for oil and gas mining this year, including the … Continue reading

April 3, 2018 · Leave a comment

Plastic Particles Found in Bottled Water

Released last Friday in the Science & Environment section of the BBC, David Shukman’s article, “Plastic Particles Found in Bottled Water,” reports on a recent investigation conducted at the State … Continue reading

March 20, 2018 · Leave a comment

Waverley Council loses patience with bike share trash in Sydney’s eastern suburbs

As reported by Nadia Daly in ABC News, Waverly council has recently seized over 50 bikes abounded share bikes in Bondi after complaints from residents. Daly effectively approaches this topic … Continue reading

March 11, 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

Chinese Workers Blamed for Illicit Trade

“Jaguars Killed for Fangs to Supply Growing Chinese Medicine Trade,” a March 4, 2018 news article written by Robin McKie for The Observer section of The Guardian, describes a growing … Continue reading

March 8, 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

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

Solar ‘tsunami’ coming in Australia as NSW accelerates approvals

On February 7, The Sydney Morning Herald posted an article titled “Solar ‘tsunami’ coming in Australia as NSW accelerates approvals” about the increase in solar projects in NSW. Written by … Continue reading

February 17, 2018 · 1 Comment
Advertisements