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Entries in environmental issues (17)
Did you know 4 out of 10 Americans and one third of Congress don’t believe in climate change? If you are also in doubt, have no fear, Frontier is here to debunk the myths.
Less hunger in the world, a smaller carbon footprint for each of us, more agricultural space, lower greenhouse gases, less water waste and smaller economic losses – it sounds wonderful, but unattainable. The truth is, it can all be done with one simple change: the amount of food wasted on a daily basis.
Humans are consumers of natural resources, some of which are vital for own survival whilst others seem unnecessary.It is important when taking these resources we do so sustainably.
Humans are consumers of natural resources, some of which are vital for own survival whilst others seem unnecessary. It is important when taking these resources we do so sustainably, thereby giving back to the environment i.e. loggers replanting trees. Such sustainable practices are needed now more than ever in the face of climate change and wildlife threatened by extinction. We are not talking about just a loss of habitat but an ecosystem that acts as our lifeline.
As our world becomes more and more industrialised, our production of waste has been increasing -- and increasingly problematic. Plastic in particular is a major issue, causing severe damage to wildlife and environment alike. A new type of fungus, discovered in the Amazon, may put us on our way to discover a biological method to plastic degradation.
Every year we lose species, every year nature as well as wildlife is suffering as a result of human behaviour and it’s even worse than we thought. A new report from London Zoological Society claims that the world’s wildlife population has halved in the past 40 years making the situation worse than previously thought.
A recent UN report suggests that environmental efforts do not have to be separated from development work – it can help promote the livelihoods of 65 percent of Africa’s population, a place where millions of people depend on agriculture as their living.
Climate Week, which is Britain’s biggest climate change campaign, is in full swing. Each year, an estimated half a million people attend 3,000 events throughout Britain for its biggest environmental occasion. Events are run by schools, businesses, charities and councils, among other organisations.
We are all aware, even if we don’t do it in practice, that it is hugely important to recycle the packaging and containers that our food and other products comes in, and there are many services in our local areas that provide this.
Money matters. It is the language in which business and politics speaks. Indeed, the most pervasive question in our democracy, particularly in these economically treacherous times, is ‘How much will it cost?’
2011 was a historic year when it comes to the environment. Natural disasters ruled the headlines causing havoc and resulting in the disruption of homes and economies across the globe. However, as Gemma Percy describes in this interesting article, it was not all doom and gloom in 2011 - the year we stood up for Mother Earth.