New Internationalist

Articles by Zoe Cormier

Climate change is no joke

As climate-change catastrophe gets closer, the ‘solutions’ get sillier. Zoe Cormier doesn’t know whether to laugh or cry.

  • December 24, 2012
  • 3

The Arctic will burn

Predicting the effects of global warming is never easy, says Zoe Cormier. But the signs are not good. 

  • December 21, 2011
  • 6

Sencity: more than a Deaf rave

An eclectic club night for both the Deaf and the hearing is breaking barriers, reports Zoe Cormier.

  • November 16, 2011
  • 0

‘Safe for use’ – but not in Canada

Happy to export asbestos, the Quebec government will also be exporting death if it confirms its loan to the Jeffrey Mine this month.

  • December 13, 2010
  • 0

Peasants cool the planet!

…and thousands are taking to the streets of Cancun to get their point across.

  • December 7, 2010
  • 0

A lethal injection

Canadian government support for white asbestos provides legitimacy to a deadly product.

  • September 13, 2010
  • 0

Workers of the world, relax

Slowing growth could help us work less, live better and save the planet. So what’s not to like about that, wonders Zoe Cormier.

  • July 1, 2010
  • 0

Shell shut down

Activists shut down a Shell petrol station last weekend - Zoe Cormier reports from the party at the pumps.

  • May 20, 2010
  • 0

I’ll die doing this

Zoe Cormier meets two indigenous people for whom this fight couldn’t be more personal.

  • April 1, 2010
  • 1

How to vote responsibly

A new campaign offers the disillusioned electorate the chance to 'donate' their vote to people affected by British Government policies.

  • March 29, 2010
  • 0

Votes of no confidence

Blame Canada - but don't blame Canadians!

  • January 13, 2010
  • 0

Much ado about a napkin

Friday night in Copenhagen was surreal - especially if you were reading the New York Times, writes Zoe Cormier

  • December 23, 2009
  • 0

Head in the (tar) sand

Canadians and Americans are in denial!

  • December 22, 2009
  • 0

The other Copenhagen conference

The way we use (and waste) water has a profound impact on climate change, as experts have been discussing at Klimaforum09.

  • December 16, 2009
  • 0

Reality bites

If Copenhagen has proved one thing so far, it's that environmental and economic issues are one and the same.

  • December 16, 2009
  • 0

Death by a thousand cuts

Alberta's waterways are threatened by Canada's tar sands operations. To save them we must put money and resources into proper scientific assessment, says Zoe Cormier.

  • December 8, 2009
  • 0

Science sceptics

Climate change deniers will likely be given more air time in the run-up to Copenhagen, detracting attention from the real issues at stake.

  • November 4, 2009
  • 0

Toxic planet

Our profligate use of deadly chemicals is coming back to haunt us, writes Zoe Cormier.

  • October 1, 2009
  • 0

Canada accused

Why is it that a country that has banned the use of asbestos is still happily producing it for export?

  • September 23, 2009
  • 0

Under the microscope

The question of gender is far too complex to be determined by a few tests, argues Zoe Cormier, as South African runner Caster Semenya awaits the ruling on whether she can keep her gold medal.

  • September 2, 2009
  • 1

Fusion confusion

With the de-nuclearization of North Korea is back in the news this week, Zoe Cormier considers the hypocrisy of rich nations' own nuclear programmes.

  • August 10, 2009
  • 0

A fishy business

Could human activity be to blame for the increase in whale beachings around the globe? 

  • June 5, 2009
  • 0

Enough to make your eyes water

Even good old H2O can’t escape the spin doctors…

  • May 20, 2009
  • 1

Message in a bottle

It’s a fashion statement and an environmental nightmare. Zoe Cormier examines one of the most successful marketing ploys ever – bottled water.

  • September 1, 2008
  • 0

About Zoe Cormier


Zoe Cormier is a freelance journalist and science writer from Toronto, Canada and now based in London. She has been shortlisted for the Canadian National Magazine Awards twice. With a background in biology, she now specializes in covering environmental issues and is the resident ‘alternative science’ blogger for the NI. Her work has featured in Nature News, The Guardian, The Globe and Mail, and The Ecologist.

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