To frack or not to frack

The original Sydney morning Herald article can be viewed here. The extraction method of coal-seam gas (fracking) has quantifiable rewards unlike its risks. Few experts dispute there are risks to water systems, and the debate over fracking will rage between communities, miners and experts for years to come. For 20 years there has been fracking…

Party Pooper

Why the world is running out of helium-Science-News-The Independent When you see a balloon floating through the sky or a decoration at a party you automatically think of helium. Helium is an important natural gas, the second lightest element, with the lowest boiling point. The natural gas is used to blow up balloons for a…

The Effects of Global Warming

The two articles I will be referring to can be found here and here. The Earth is trying to tell us something with he rising temperatures, but we aren’t listening. Over this past century, the impacts of global warming have been the animals dropping in numbers, such as the Adelie penguins in Antarctica that stood…

Air pollution is affecting our health

Air pollution is affecting our health. Of course we already know this but we didn’t know how badly it affects humans and the ecosystem. This writer has stated that air pollution causes asthma, lung disease, chronic illness, earth and climate issues, air quality, pollution, and many more. According to the writer’s sources “Worldwide air pollution…

Water In Crisis – Africa

In Africa, Nearly 1 billion people suffer from lacking access to safe, drinkable, clean water. Africa has one of the cleanest water systems in the world but due to the lack of sanitation, the water is polluted and can cause diarrhea and aids. The government are doing a bad job of offering services to their citizens, creating easier access…

The Great Garbage Patch Exposed

The article I read was about plastic pollution and how it’s harming our oceans. All of the plastic we use is just being dumped into the ocean and now the North Pacific Ocean has, what appears to be, a massive island of plastic. This article is aimed at informing readers that we’re over-using plastic and…

Bushfire risk could rise in coming years

According to my article, Australia would be better off with a series of bush-fires this summer to hopefully prevent further fires in the years to come. With temperatures rising, the risk of bush-fires has been pushed beyond its boundaries. The article explains that the temperatures are increasing throughout Victoria and NSW, and that the two…

Whale Harpooning in Australian Waters

Whale Harpooning in Australian Waters When Japanese whalers illegally harpooned a Minke whale in Australian territory, Sea Shepherd activists had to take action. “…when they tried to stop the carcass from being transferred from the harpooning ship onto another vessel, the whalers attempted to ram their boat.” says Mr Watson. Australia today sees whale harpooning…

The Global Effects Of Deforestation

As a recent National Geographic article states earth’s forests are being cleared on a massive scale and if nothing is done to help prevent deforestation all of the world’s rain forests could  completely vanish within 100 years. Generally, when people think of deforestation they think of forests being cut down and the resultant habitat destruction…

Australian endangered species: Southern Bluefin Tuna | SBS News Fishing to the general population defines an activity of catching fish either for food or as a sport. Usually, this method is a controlled way of survival for isolated societies but for the majority a purpose to consume, supply and demand. Japan, a country obsessed with…