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“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

Chickens with Lead Poisoning Increase Backyard Exposure Risk

In the vaguely titled “Lead Pollution no longer threat to air quality in Australian cities, study finds,” Jake Strummer reports on the new threat reaching Australian’s, one in their backyards. … Continue reading

April 13, 2017 · Leave a comment

“Farms could slash pesticide use without losses, research reveals “

On Friday April 7, 2017, Damian Carrington highlighted how virtually all farms could slash their pesticide use without hindering the farm’s production.  He prevents facts and statistics that support his … Continue reading

April 13, 2017 · Leave a comment

“The Great Barrier Reef Is in for Another Record-Breaking Bleaching Event”

  Alexander Haro, a writer for The Inertia, recently wrote a story of the continued coral bleaching titled “The Great Barrier Reef Is in for Another Record-Breaking Bleaching Event”. The … Continue reading

April 4, 2017 · Leave a comment

Piggery Plans in the Midwest spark concern

On Wednesday March 22nd 2017, Reuben Hale outlined in feature form a complex issue unfolding in the Midwest to establish a large scale pig farm in close proximity to the town … Continue reading

March 31, 2017 · Leave a comment

Czech zoo cuts off horns to protect rhinos after France attack

On March 23, 2017, Elizabeth Roberts highlighted the dehorning of rhinos in the Czech Republic. In her article, Roberts argued that the decision to dehorn 21 rhinos at the zoo … Continue reading

March 29, 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

Bundle of plastic waste washed ashore at Wooli believed to be from passing ship

In the news story “Bundle of plastic waste washed ashore at Wooli believed to be from passing ship” journalist Elloise Farrow-Smith uses a large bundle of plastic, washed ashore in Wooli, … Continue reading

March 10, 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

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

House Overturns Obama-Era Law to Protect Alaskan Bears and Wolves

Dakshayani Shankar’s article ‘House Overturns Obama-Era Law to Protect Alaskan Bears and Wolves’ is a piece that is very representative of the current political scene in the United States. Shankar … Continue reading

March 3, 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