Environmental racism is defined as the discrimination of low-income and minority communities by exposing said communities to degraded land, pollution and the effects of climate change. Deep-seeded in history, this issue is still playing out today both nationally and internationally.
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This weekend’s encore to Easter may not be as egg-citing but you could certainly encourage the argument that it is more important. Earth day has opened the door for us to continue with the ‘E’ alliteration as the theme is all about environment, education and engagement.
As Carbon Dioxide levels increase in our own atmosphere, climate scientists have been looking outward to study the Greenhouse Effect on one of our closest neighbours and how it can provide valuable insight into what lies ahead of us.
Polar Bears have long been a poster boy for climate change and the possible extinctions it may cause. So what is actually causing the decline in Polar Bears?
While Solar Energy may be taking off in many parts of the world, there are some places that are being left in the dark.
Being more eco-friendly can be daunting, which is why many people turn a blind eye. As this week is Go Green Week around the UK, we thought it would be suitable to suggest just 3 simple things you can do to be much more eco-friendly that won’t shake up your life.
Climate change is one of the largest threats to national, social and economic security of our time but instead of being treated as such has become a partisan issue in the U.S. The Republican Party has long contested climate change, but now it seems the subject isn’t even up for discussion…
Life in the spotlight has been considered a curse, but it can also give people and causes a voice that otherwise goes unheard. Here are 5 celebrities who have used their fame as a platform to advocate sustainability, climate action, indigenous rights, transgender awareness and women's rights.
Previous attempts to desperately cling to fossil fuels have covered everything from questioning the costs of clean energy to the full-blown collapse of renewable nations should there be a cloudy or still day, but now that we’re in the early days of a renewable revolution, both old myths and current efforts to keep the fossil fuel industry alive are nothing but fuelling its own demise.
Indigenous peoples account for just 6% of the world population, yet their territories hold 80% of the world’s biodiversity, so perhaps it’s time to not only give them the recognition they deserve, but implement their ideals into current environmental decision making.
Climate change and anthropological pressure on the environment is a global issue, one so large that an individual may question what their eco-friendly efforts are actually achieving. But now it's more important than ever that we all do our part. Here are 5 small, easy changes that make a big difference:
It was recently discovered that the world's vertebrate species aren't doing too well at all, with huge declines in populations since 1970. The vast majority of these declines have been driven by human activity, but here are 5 species that have adapted to the new world we've forced onto them:
In light of festival season drawing to a close, here’s a roundup of the U.K’s top green festivals.
Major Wildlife and Environmental Breakthroughs, and a Fish Called Obama: 30th August - 6th September
This weeks environment news has seen great strides in both conservation and tackling climate change; from G20 to Pandas back from the brink, and even the 'Obama Fish', here's your weekly news roundup:
Climate Cabinet Shake-up, Call For More Outdoor Classrooms and Corals Get a Close Up: 11th July - 17th July 2016
Last week has seen incredible innovations in marine science, a bid to introduce sustainability in schools by making outdoor and nature learning part of the UK cirriculum, and the latest (potentially worrying) post-Brexit happenings in regards to climate change. Here's your weekly news roundup: