Entries in environmental issues (17)

Wednesday
Nov162016

QUIZ: How Environmentally Aware Are You?

We have some numbers, can you match them to the correct environmental statistic?

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Monday
Nov142016

Top 5: Debunking The Climate Change Myths

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.

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Wednesday
Sep162015

Combating food Waste

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.

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Tuesday
Aug182015

A Palm Oil Plea – Help Lower The Demand 

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.

 

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Thursday
Dec112014

A Palm Oil Plea- Help lower the demand!

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.

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Thursday
Nov272014

Fantastic Fungus Fortuitously Feeds on Problematic Plastic

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.

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Wednesday
Nov052014

This Is Why Wildlife Has Halved Since 1975

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.

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Monday
Oct272014

Death of a Conservation Icon  

Last week saw the sad news that Suni, a 34 year old northern white rhino, has died at Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya.

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Tuesday
Sep162014

Africa: Climate change adaptation could improve the lives of millions

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.

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Wednesday
Mar052014

Climate Week 2014

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.

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Friday
Jan032014

Hollywood's environmental apocalypse

In recent years, the film industry has prospered through their various portrayals of greed in the form of exploiting our planet’s natural resources.

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Thursday
Nov142013

How shrimp farms are destroying ocean habitats

It’s no secret that shrimp has become a seafood favorite among many people, especially America who are the world’s largest shrimp consumers. In a recent study by the National Marine Fisheries Service, America’s consumption of shrimp has almost doubled since 1996.

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Thursday
May022013

Waste not, want not - a new culture of food recycling

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.

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Thursday
Apr052012

Opinions: Does Money Really Grow on Trees?

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?’

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Tuesday
Jan102012

OPINIONS: 2011 – THE YEAR WE STOOD UP FOR MOTHER EARTH

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.

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