Entries in sustainability (21)

Wednesday
Oct112017

Why You Should Volunteer in your University  Holidays:

So you’ve packed your bags, moved into your new accommodation and the University year has started. You’re just looking over your timetable for the year, when you suddenly notice a 4 month long gap – that’s right, the summer holiday of all summer holidays. It can be hard to know what to do with all of that free time, but don’t worry; here we’ve come up with some reasons as to why you should to volunteer in your University holidays for a life changing experience!

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Wednesday
Oct042017

The Mental Health Benefits of Nature and the Great  Outdoors

The effect nature has on personal well-being is impossible to ignore. Whether it’s a walk around the park, a hike with loved ones or an adventure half way around the world, everyone has experienced the incredible boost received after a one-on-one with the great outdoors. Read on to find out the positive benefits nature has on our mental health.

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Thursday
Sep212017

The Dark Secret of Ghost  Fishing

It may sound like some kind of paranormal leisure activity but ghost fishing is actually a devastating by-product of human fishing practices.    

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Wednesday
Sep062017

5 foods affecting the  environment

Most of us are aware of many of the things having a negative effect on the environment in the modern world, but how many of us consider how the food on our plate impacts things like climate change and deforestation? In this article we talk you through 5 foods that are negatively affecting the environment.

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Thursday
Jul202017

Hydropower: Supported By  Everyone?

Hydropower is a renewable source of energy that is powered by the running or falling of water and can provide nearly 16% of global electricity consumption. But this does not mean that the 'green energy source' comes with 0 controversies...

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Thursday
Jun152017

US Withdrawal From The Paris Climate Agreement: What Next? 

In June 2017, President Trump announced his withdrawal of the United States from the COP21 Climate Accord, making it one of only three countries that did not sign the agreement. Naturally, this action was met with frustration by parties, politicians and civilians all over the world.

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Thursday
Sep222016

The Future of Our Food: Hydroponics

With an ever increasing population, the increase of food sustainability is more important than ever. Will this initive solution to growing crops provide a solution? Our Journalism Intern investigates this new technique and discovers that it can even be occurring right under our feet!

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Thursday
Mar102016

The Ocean Cleanup

It’s no secret that we’ve been dumping stuff in our oceans for years. It’s probably also no secret that most of what’s dumped are not natural materials either. In recent months, microbeads have stolen the headlines for being the villain of the polluted ocean piece. It goes deeper than that, though.

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Monday
Mar072016

The Stunning Genetic Defect

There’s no doubt at all that nature can come up with some awesome looking stuff. All over the world, various animals and plants use colour and visuals to attract mates, ward off predators and even disappear into their surroundings. One of the more interesting and stunning things to come out of the natural world is, scientifically speaking, a defect.

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Thursday
Mar032016

How Whale Beaching & Ship Collisions Are Effecting Whale Populations 

Already some of the most endangered species, whales have, in recent years, seemed to come up against two more frequent threats which are slowly but surely wreaking havoc on their populations globally.

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Wednesday
Jan132016

How Effective Are Conservation Strategies?

Wildlife conservation is receiving extensive attention, with more organizations and coalitions being created with the aim to preserve wildlife.

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Wednesday
Jan062016

The Environmental Impacts Of Christmas

For the past thirty years or so, it has often been questioned as to whether Christmas has turned into a time of gluttony, greed and all-out capitalism.

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Wednesday
Jan062016

What's Happening In Conservation In 2016?

Now that the Christmas and New Year dust has settled and the routines are setting in again, it might be a good time to take note of a few dates for the conservation diary in 2016.

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Thursday
Oct082015

The Tuna Trap: Unsustainable and Illegal Fishing

The plight of tuna fish is becoming worse and worse. Despite its place as a household-favourite the saltwater-swimmer is becoming increasingly endangered due to illegal and unsustainable fishing.This week Greenpeace released their Tinned Tuna League Table which highlights some big name brands who are only adding to tuna’s troubles.

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Friday
Aug212015

The Decline of the Men of the Forest

Today, there are two species of orangutan - Bornean and Sumatran - inhabiting the Indonesian and Malaysian islands from which they get their name. Fossil evidence suggests that since the Pleistocene era orangutans have been distributed widely across much of South East Asia. However populations of the world’s largest arboreal mammals have recently been in decline.

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