Entries in opinions (8)

Wednesday
Jul182012

Opinions: What the future holds for tomorrow's linguists

Our latest Opinions article comes from Laura Oneill who talks about worrying changes to the format of the year abroad programme for language students in UK universities.

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Wednesday
Jul042012

Opinions: Going Gaga for Gaia

Our latest Opinions article comes from John Pearson, a Doctoral Researcher and Tutor in International Enviromental Law and Human Rights at the Lancaster University Law School. This fascinating article looks at the need for modern thinking to underpin modern conservation and environmental regulation.

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Monday
Apr232012

Opinions: How You and Your Business Can Stop the Water Crisis

For some time there has been a constant stream of information about depletion of fossil fuels and rising energy costs. However, as valuable as fossil fuels are to modern life, we can certainly live without them, if we develop the right technologies. Water, on the other hand, is another story.

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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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Wednesday
Mar072012

Opinions: Save the Panda (and Make a Few Quid in the Process)

At the end of last year, Tian Tian and Yang Guang, two giant pandas from China made the long journey to their new home at Edinburgh Zoo in an attempt to help conserve this currently endangered species. However, Edinburgh Zoo has been struggling over the past few years and many animal rights groups believe the move is for purely commercial reasons. Is the zoo concerned with the Pandas welfare as a species? Or do they just want to improve their own fortune?

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Tuesday
Feb142012

Opinions: Killer Whales in the Constitution

"In February 2012, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (Peta) filed a lawsuit against the American SeaWorld marine parks, naming five killer whales captive in the Orlando and San Diego parks as plaintiffs." By Hannah Start

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Monday
Nov212011

OPINIONS: A WARNING LETTER TO THE SEVEN BILLIONTH BABY

A few weeks ago the seventh billion baby was born into the world: a demographic milestone which brought to the public’s attention the problems associated with population increase. This week on Into The Wild we will be looking to the future, and investigating ways in which tomorrow’s planet will be aided and enhanced by technology.

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Friday
Jul292011

Human Impact: Dying for a souvenir; Can trophy hunting ever be justified?