Entries in environment (144)

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
Jan092018

Issues of Invasive Species 

Believe it or not, after habitat loss, invasive species are the second most significant threat to biodiversity. In a new environment or ecosystem, invasive species become predators and compete with the existing species, to the extent that they are inhibiting the survival of native plants and animals!

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Monday
Jan082018

Top 5 Easiest Plants to Grow at Home 

Having plants anywhere is always beneficial, and since we spend so much of our time indoors, it is especially vital that we have some green décor to keep us going! Plants create habitats, absorb carbon dioxide and thus clean our air, provide us with oxygen and reduce benzene and nitrogen dioxide levels!

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Tuesday
Jan022018

Nature and  Architecture

We have overdeveloped and overpopulated our planet, leaving very little room for our mother nature to thrive and give us her best. We build on habitats, forestry, and even coasts. If you live in a city, new developments consisting of rapidly constructed high-rises to deal with housing shortages are a common sight.  

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Wednesday
Dec272017

Eco Friendly Ways to Get Rid of Christmas  Waste

Christmas is one of the most wasteful times of the year; we waste food, wrapping paper, plastic, cards, not to mention a lot of money! In fact, the amount of wrapping paper used is enough to wrap around the equator 9 times, whilst 1 billion Christmas cards end up in the bin...

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Tuesday
Dec122017

Species at Risk in the  UK

There are ubiquitous, internationally reaching campaigns to raise awareness for animals near extinction, and rightly so. We need to do whatever we can for all endangered species around the world. We often hear about the Snow Leopard or the White Rhino, but do you know which animals are endangered in the United Kingdom?  

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Thursday
Dec072017

5 Mind-Boggling  Mountains

Mountains have always been a source of amazement to us. The view from a mountain offers us unique perspective on our world and we are always in awe of how our earth can push its land into such a formation. From expeditions to photography, mountains have continually been a focal natural phenomenon to us...

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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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Tuesday
Dec052017

Turkey's Turtle Haven 

This year alone, roughly 500,000 baby turtles made it out to sea after hatching on beaches in Turkey. The Forestry and Waters Affairs Minister claimed that Turkey had the highest number of nesting sites for the endangered Caretta caretta turtles. This means a huge responsibility in protecting the species.

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Thursday
Nov302017

Exploring the Dead  Sea

The Dead Sea is one of the most extraordinary places on Earth. Not only is it submerged with biblical significance but currently stands as the Earth’s lowest land elevation. The surfaces and shores are approximately 420 metres below sea level, making it the deepest hypersaline lake in the world!

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Monday
Nov272017

Top 5 Most Toxic Species 

Sometimes we have to face the fact that the world is a dangerous place. Although all species want to survive, some have developed dramatic defenses to scare off others. Below are the top 5 species which have a chemical toxin they use at their own advantage; they are ones to avoid at all cost if you don’t wish to be killed in the worst case scenario…

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Friday
Nov242017

QUIZ: Can You Guess The Animal From The  Close-Up?

So, you think you know your lizards from your llamas? Take today's quiz to see how well you really know the animal kingdom... you'll be surprised!

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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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Tuesday
Nov142017

Plant Profile -  Cacti

The Cactus is well known for having unique qualities which helps it to survive in extreme heat and the desert, but that’s not the only reason this plant is fascinating! From special roots and stems, to being a source of food, it’s one nifty succulent – read on to find about more about the wonderful cactus!

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Tuesday
Nov072017

5 Animals with Awesome  Camouflages

Whilst many animals at the top of the food chain do not need elaborate camouflaging mechanisms to go about their daily lives, for lots of other animals it is an essential defence mechanism in order to hide from predators. Here we explore a unique selection of animals and their unbelievable camouflages.

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