Entries in #environmentalissues (6)

Monday
Mar132017

The Alberta Tar Sands: What Are  They?

So much attention is paid in environment news to the oil industry but one section of it is being overlooked. Canada is home to the Alberta Tar Sands, a vast area of land devoted entirely to inefficiently gathering the precious oil and leaving a sticky trail of destruction in its wake.

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Tuesday
Feb072017

The Silencing Of Environmental  Media

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… 

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Thursday
Nov172016

Indigenous Rights Are Key To Stopping Climate Change

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.

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Thursday
Aug182016

The Environmental Impact Of The Olympics

Since their creation, the Olympics Games have brought a number of sports into the limelight and they’ve encouraged people to put aside political, cultural, economic and religious barriers. But, just how damaging to the environment are the Olympic Games?

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Monday
Jun272016

A Week Of Mass Migration, Population Rise And Political Changes: 21st June – 27th June 2016

This past week has seen the poisonous Lionfish species spread through the Mediterranean, a return of Hazel Dormice to the United Kingdom, a proposed plan to relocate hundreds of migrating Elephants set in place and the aftermath of Brexit. Here’s your weekly Frontier environment news roundup:

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Wednesday
Jan212015

Down with plastic pollution 

“Paper or plastic?” Paper, please! 

Plastic pollution is defined as the accumulation of plastic debris and products in the environment, negatively impacting wildlife, wildlife habitat, and humans. It is a common sight in most of our everyday lives: tangled plastic bags in bushes on the side of the road, empty plastic bottles floating in the neighbouring river, plastic debris washed up on the shore by the sea…

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