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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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.
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.
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.
Wildlife conservation is receiving extensive attention, with more organizations and coalitions being created with the aim to preserve wildlife.
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.
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.
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.
EU leaders promoted the usage of renewable energy sources instead of the vast amount of coal that power stations previously used, however they probably didn’t want the changing the rules on trade, to lead to the felling of swamp forests in America in order to fuel the power stations of the UK.
The ocean covers roughly 70% of the world’s surface and offers almost limitless opportunities to explore a completely alien environment. Discover intricate marine ecosystems and wonder at the myriad of underwater species you’ll encounter when you learn to dive.
Tourism will always be seen by some as a necessary evil. If it’s given too much thought, it becomes clear that there will always be negative aspects to the travel industry. People have always wanted to visit new countries but as it becomes easier and cheaper to do so, more people are flocking to the smaller, once unknown or unreachable areas.
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.