The ocean is awash with plastic. Giant patches of discarded plastic items, bottles, bags are forming in oceans like the Pacific. Plastic pieces are killing off wildlife that swallow or get choked by them. What can be done about the mounds of plastic that is killing off our ocean life? Maria Armoudian spoke with Charles Moore, founder of the ALGALITA Marine Research and Education Institute.
Former Malaysia deputy prime minister Anwar Ibrahim has returned to Malaysian politics after winning a by-election two weeks ago. Justin looks into the history of Malaysia and the relationship between Anwar and his mentor/friend/enemy/current Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad.
This week, Conor looks into the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. We look at his previous career, political opinions, the circumstances behind his killing and why major players in the international community have been hesitant to outrightly condemn Saudi Arabia
This week on the Greendesk, Jack talks with Mikhail Prokopenko, a professor of computer science at the University of Sydney about creating cities with multiple city centres to cut down commute times.
Jack spoke with Prokopenko about how his computer models may help us understand the unintended consequences of transforming our cities, and even details a blueprint on how we can build a better city here in Auckland.
Conor reports on the international repercussions of the murder of a Saudi journalist. The Aoteroa Tech Union has been established very recently, and Mary-Margaret speaks to one of their co-founders about the organisation’s purpose. Ben speaks to SAFE about rodeo cruelty and the threat it poses to young calves this summer. In international news, Justin takes us to Malaysia, where a former deputy prime minister has returned to politics. And finally, for the Green Desk this week, Jack talks with a professor of computer science at transforming cities to cut down our commute time.
This year, the Aoteroa Tech Union has been established, to support workers in an industry where only a few well established workers are well paid, and most others find themselves stuck in less stable contract positions. Raena Jackson-Armitage is one of the organisation’s co-founders, and I spoke to her about the launch. The union’s website says there are 120,000 tech workers in Aoteroa, so Mary-Margaret started by asking what kind of work this covers.