Entries in climate change (45)

Friday
Apr272018

QUIZ: Can you name the most polluted cities in these  countries?

Image adapted from original by Pete LinforthPollution exists in all cities, however do you know the worst cities in the world with the highest air pollution recordings? Take the quiz to find out!

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Wednesday
Feb072018

Can Technology Solve Climate  Change?

Flickr | Slon PicsA famous philosopher once said ‘technology gives us power’ and the more power we have, the more can be accomplished. But is this power sufficient enough to solve the problem of Climate Change?

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Tuesday
Jan302018

Coral Reefs Under  Threat

Coral reefs are valuable ecosystems. Believe it or not, they are home to 25% of all marine life, which is over 2 million species! They provide an important barrier against extreme climatic events, where communities across the world consider their existence as essential, not only to ocean health, but also human wellbeing.

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Tuesday
Jan232018

Fears After  Fukushima

Flickr | IAEA ImagebankFukushima is now synonymous ‘nuclear power’ and ‘disaster’. The place was once just a normal town which was then catapulted to fame after the nuclear power plant it housed suffered serious damage in 2011. During the time, people were already on edge about nuclear power due to the Chernobyl disaster in 1986 and conversations regarding the future of energy, and nuclear energy in particular, had been intense ever since then.

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Tuesday
Jan232018

The Effect of Climate Change on Wetlands 

Wetland ecosystems are integral for the planet. They provide an array of useful ecological services such as preservation of water quality, erosion buffering, carbon sequestration and nurseries for freshwater and marine species. Above all, they are critical for groundwater recharge and inhibit the effects of flooding...

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Wednesday
Jan172018

Disaster After End of Year  Deals

It’s the start of the year and for the last three months we have been bombarded with sale after sale, promising saving after saving. We still have one more month to get our hands on discounted goods as the New Year sales refuse to cease…but are they all worth it?

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Tuesday
Jan162018

Mangroves - Why They’re  Important

Mangroves are commonly described as the ‘forests of the sea’, owing to their roots being submerged in water, whilst adapted to thrive in both freshwater and saline conditions. Due to their ability to withstand challenging conditions such as storm surges and tidal influxes, mangroves are the second most biodiverse ecosystem after the coral reef system...

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Wednesday
Jan102018

Cities With the Highest Air  Pollution

Flickr | David HoltEvery continent has areas that are suffering from severe air pollution. The World Health Organisation recommends that air contains up to 10 micrograms of 6 atmospheric pollutants per square metre to be able to be classed as high quality, clean air. However, as we all know by now it is rare to find such air with today’s pollution levels.

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Wednesday
Jan032018

What is Coastal  Erosion?

Have you ever wondered why coastal cliffs always have warning signs such as “Danger- falling rocks” or “Don’t stand too close to the cliff.” This is because of coastal erosion. It may sound like a technical word, but is simply the wearing away and redistribution of material on cliffs from different forces such as waves, rainfall and high winds...

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Wednesday
Dec132017

British Seabird  Decline

The UK is recognized as an important hub for the world’s seabird populations. For example, British shores are home to 90% of the world’s great skua population. Other species that can be found along the coast of the UK include the kittiwake, the northern gannet and the charismatic puffin to name a few but their numbers are in decline.

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Wednesday
Dec062017

Climate Change and the Prevalence of  Malaria

All we hear about is what Climate Change is causing… Climate Change is increasing… It really is never ending! Believe it or not, new research now poses severe risk to human health, finding an association between Climate Change and malaria.

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Wednesday
Nov222017

The Urban Heat Island Effect - What Is  It?

The temperature of urban areas is becoming a concern. They experience considerably warmer temperatures than surrounding areas. This is the Urban Heat Island Effect. Have you ever wondered why the biggest metropolitan cities such as London, Paris and New York are hotter during the summer?

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Wednesday
Sep062017

5 foods affecting the  environment

Most of us are aware of many of the things having a negative effect on the environment in the modern world, but how many of us consider how the food on our plate impacts things like climate change and deforestation? In this article we talk you through 5 foods that are negatively affecting the environment.

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Wednesday
Aug232017

Is Green Air Travel  Possible?

Air travel: once coined as the “biggest carbon sin” by the New York Times, the most popular form of transport is responsible for emitting particulates and gasses that contribute to climate change and global dimming. But could a green alternative be on the horizon?

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Thursday
Aug172017

A Brief History of  Environmentalism

Environmentalism isn’t a product of the post-War era and most certainly isn’t limited to Europe and America. Though considered a new concern, an interest in the environment existed centuries before the modern age. Read on to learn a brief history about this fascinating and consistently current theory!

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