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Meet the world's best new environment bloggers

Posted on 7 June 2013 by dana1981

Miss the New York Times environment blogs and reporting?  Then check out the new Guardian environment blogs whose new page is being officially unveiled today.  Also check out my Climate Consensus – the 97% blog post for today, More pieces of the global warming puzzle assembled by recent research.

Meet the world's best new environment bloggers

Lake Baikal, Siberia photographed by Chris Hadfield on the International Space Station
Lake Baikal, Siberia, photographed by Chris Hadfield on the International Space Station. We don't have a blogger in orbit yet, but watch this space. Photograph: Chris Hadfield/NASA

Today we're lifting the curtain on our new family of environment bloggers. From Shanghai to New York, Melbourne to Bangalore and Lima to Nairobi, our 10 new blogs will open a global window onto stories about wildlife, climate change, pollution, food, water, deforestation, activism, and more.

Inspired in part by the Guardian's stable of science blogs, our environment bloggers will have independence to publish without our editorial interference. Being on the ground, and experts in their field, I believe they'll deepen and enrich our coverage, rather than replacing our traditional journalism.

This week, for example, the team have written on under-reported but important stories, such as Kenya experiencing its bloodiest week yet for rhino poaching deaths, China switching on part of its mega south-to-north water diversion project for testing, and how rhetoric against windfarms in Australia is 'spinning out of control.'

A rhino poached on a private ranch Oserian Wildlife Sanctuary
A rhino poached on private ranch Oserian Wildlife Sanctuary, Kenya, killed in late May 2013. Photograph: Phil Mathews

Here's the full list of our blogs, and who's behind them:

  • Andes to the Amazon

    David Hill is a journalist based in Peru who writes on the Amazon rainforest and environmental issues across South America

  • Africa Wild

    Kenyan Paula Kahumbu is the CEO of NGO WildlifeDirect, and writes on the threats facing Africa's wildlife, and efforts to protect species

  • China's choice

    Jennifer Dugan is an Irish journalist based in Shanghai, who writes about environmental issues in China, including pollution, activism and climate change

  • Climate Consensus - the 97%

    John Abraham is a professor of thermal sciences and Dana Nuccitelli is an environmental scientist. They write about climate science and scepticism

  • Earth insight

    Nafeez Ahmed is a journalist, scholar and policy expert writing about the geopolitics of environmental crisis and its links to society, energy and economics

  • NatureUp

    Adam Welz is a New York-based South African writer and film-maker who writes on the hows, wheres and whys of wildlife conservation

  • Planet Oz

    Graham Readfearn is an Australia-based journalist who writes about the environment, climate change, energy and the role of lobbying and denial in the planet's future

  • Southern crossroads

    Alexander White is a campaigner and writer who blogs on environmental issues in Australia, with a particular focus on climate politics and campaigning

  • Terra India

    Kavitha Rao is a journalist in Bangalore, India, who writes on a range of environmental issues in India, from water and wildlife to climate change and energy

  • True North

    Martin Lukacs is a journalist in Canada who writes about social movements, new economies and climate change

  • World on a plate

    Emma Bryce is an environmental science writer based in New York City who writes on food, farming and the environment

China blog : David Bukland, part of Cape Farewell expeditions Unfold exhibits in Beijing
View of an artwork by film-maker David Bukland, part of a climate change exhibition that opened in May 2013, in Beijing. Photograph: Sion Touhig/Unfold

You can keep up with the bloggers' latest posts on their team homepage, on their individual blogs, or on Twitter via this list. We'd like to know what specific stories you think they should be digging into – either post in the thread below, or tweet with the hashtag #tellgeb.

I'm very proud of the team – assembled from over 800 applications for the positions, many of whom were also impressive, making the judging very tough – and hope you'll agree they bring a truly global dimension to our environmental journalism.

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  1. Been reading your stuff on the Guardian and really happy to see it. 


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  2. Thanks dorlomin.

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