Multiple Award-winning Journalist and Author

My work is featured in publications around the world including National Geographic,  The Guardian (UK),  Vice Motherboard,  Inter Press Service News Agency (IPS), Changing America (The Hill), Ensia, Al Jazeera, New Scientist, The Ecologist, Mo Magazine (Brussels), TerraGreen (India), Toronto Star, Maclean’s Magazine, China Dialogue, Earth Island Journal, Narwal and many more.

Screen Shot 2020-02-12 at 6.09.39 PMWinner of the 2018 & 2019 SEAL Award for Environmental Journalism celebrating my work in documenting climate change impacts and solutions
at National Geographic and Vice.  Previous winners have included  journalists from the Guardian, New York Times and Washington Post.

“Environmental journalism matters now more than ever.” — Matt Harney, Founder, SEAL Awards.

New Project:

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Navigating this Decade of Change & Consequence

What do we all need to know at this time of pandemic, existential crisis of climate change and unravelling of nature’s life supports? Not to mention, a time of political, social and technological upheaval? What do we need to know to get through all of this and come out smiling on the other side?

And what do we need to know to help us get through each day?

Subscribe to my FREE weekly newsletter: Need to Know: Science and Insight

This is where you’ll find my latest work based on interviews with some of the smartest and wisest people on the planet, combined with my 25 years of writing and reporting on need to know issues.

Stephen

 

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SPEAKER: I’ve spoken 
at dozens of events both large and small from keynotes to pub talks.  Click here for more.  

“Stephen is…a favourite of our audiences. He’s able to make complex issues seem
simple without taking anything away from the urgency and importance of
his message.”
– David Leonard, Director of Canada’s premiere talk series: Walrus Talks 

CONTACT

If you’d like to support my work as an independent journalist working in the public interest this link will take you to PayPal.Me for secure donations by credit card  

To contact me please click this link and fill out the form at the bottom.  Yes, this really works and I will reply — Stephen.

Blowing Holes in Our Life Support System

In this issue of Need to Know: Science & Insight I investigate how and why we are poking holes in our life support safety net that is Nature. If Nature isn’t healthy that means we aren’t either. And I’ll look at what to do about it. But first, let’s meet my friend Lonesome George, the rarest creature on the planet. (Yes, those are pix of George I took).

This is a two-part series, each is a 5 to 10 minute read.

Read the issue for free today.

From Rhino Vision to Water Vision

Learning to value and respect the hidden water that is all around us is the theme of the latest issue of Need to Know: Science & Insight.

Average water footprint of bottle of cola

Water is far more valuable and useful than oil and yet water rarely gets the attention it deserves. Nor does water get our respect, or the reverence that nearly all cultures far older than ours had for it. This issue’s overarching need-to-know is understanding and awareness of our water reality.

To help this happen, let’s shift perspective and go looking for Rhinos.

Read the issue for free today.

Navigating Safely Through The Pandemic

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First issue of Need to Know: Science and Insight to be published today at noon.

How to Navigate safely through the Pandemic

Need to Know is my weekly newsletter about things we all need to know when it comes to climate impacts, energy transitions, the decline of nature’s support systems, living safely during a pandemic, along with a personal story and some useful ideas. And all in 10 to 12 minute read.

Be sure to subscribe so you don’t miss it.

A Covid 19 Risk-Reducing Mantra

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What do we all need to know at this time of pandemic and existential crisis of climate change and unravelling of nature’s life supports? Not to mention, a time of political, social and technological upheaval?

And what do we need to know to help us get through each day?

Need to Know: Science and Insight is like a personal letter sent to you Tuesday and Saturday mornings that explains a need to know issue, why it’s important for you and all of us to know. It will also offer information you can use right away along with a bit of universal wisdom to consider…and hopefully elicit a smile or two.

In a few days one of the first issues of Need to Know: Science and Insight will look at how to live a life in a pandemic. It starts with my being tested in a hockey arena, then looks at the data on risks posed by various activities and comes with a cool graphic. The main part explains a very useful Covid 19-risk-reducing mantra: Time and Place, People and Space.

It’s taken weeks to put it all together. Be sure to subscribe so you don’t miss it.

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Collective Wisdom on Issues Mainstream Media is Missing

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Hello Friends.

I’m about to launch an email newsletter called “Need to Know: Science and Insight”.  I’ve been fortunate to interview some of the smartest and wisest people around the world in my 25 years as an award-winning science and environmental journalist. Every week I hope share some of that collective knowledge with you by writing about one or two things we all need to know about when it comes to climate impacts, energy transitions, the decline of nature’s support systems and so on. These are vitally important topics that mainstream media have cut back their coverage of this year.

And, unlike traditional journalism there’ll also be a personal story, some ideas you can use and maybe a bit of wisdom to consider — all in a 10 to 12 minute read.

Need to Know” is free to read and share so be sure to subscribe today to not miss the first issue. All you need to provide an email address. No ads, no spam and easy to cancel.

Subscribe here

Stephen

How to Navigate this Decade of Change & Consequence

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A FREE Newsletter

What do we all need to know at this time of pandemic, existential crisis of climate change and unravelling of nature’s life supports? Not to mention, a time of political, social and technological upheaval? What do we need to know to get through all of this and come out smiling on the other side?

And what do we need to know to help us get through each day?

Subscribe to my FREE weekly newsletter: Need to Know: Science and Insight

This is where you’ll find my latest work based on interviews with some of the smartest and wisest people on the planet, combined with my 25 years of writing and reporting on need to know issues.

First issue will be published soon, subscribe today so you won’t miss it.

Stephen

Sorry, Not Updating This Site

I’m no longer updating this site with my latest work. There are over 500 articles of mine still here, more or less in chronological order. Use the search tool on the right to find a particular story or explore a topic.  Thanks for dropping by – Stephen

To See My Latest Articles Please Click the Following Links:

National Geographic

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Vice Motherboard

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The Guardian

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EXTRA:  March 14 2018

Summary of my coverage at the 2018 IPCC Cities conference in Edmonton on Radio Ecoschock – 8 min podcast (plus I talk about my upcoming Nat Geo article explaining why Cape Town is running out of water)

 

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Articles written for non-profit news service focussed on the developing world

IPS – Inter Press Service News Agency