Posts in: environment

Millions march for science worldwide

June 2017

W.E.B. Du Bois once stated that “the cure [for ignorance] wasn’t simply telling people the truth, it was inducing them to act on it.” This could certainly be said of the millions of people who marched for science across the globe on April 22. Inspired by the Women’s March, the idea quickly erupted into an… Read more »

Big win for “Don’t Frack Maryland”

June 2017

Hydraulic fracturing in Maryland is gone for good. Members of the Don’t Frack Maryland coalition led a tireless and uncompromising campaign for a total ban rather than settle for the so-called safe-fracking measures first supported by the governor and state legislators. The coalition used hard evidence to reveal the ecological devastation fracking has caused in… Read more »

New Zealand earthquake exposes a government that is upping military spending while neglecting environmental safety

January 2017

November 2016 turned out more momentous than New Zealanders expected. Anti-war campaigners converged on Auckland to protest against international naval exercises celebrating the Royal New Zealand Navy’s 75th anniversary. Ships arrived from 15 countries, and the activists’ focus was the USS Sampson, the first U.S. warship to visit New Zealand in 33 years. New government… Read more »

Three reasons to STOP Adani: Sovereignty, the Great Barrier Reef and our planet

January 2017

One of the most inspiring speakers I’ve heard recently is Murrawah Maroochy Johnson, a 20-year-old from the Wangan and Jagalingou people (WJP) of central Queensland. She spoke passionately about the battle to stop the Carmichael mine on her ancestral lands. Adani, an India-based multinational, plans to build one of the world’s biggest coal mines in… Read more »

Power, Gas and Hot Air

July 2017

How the markets manufactured Australia’s “energy crisis”.