Tag : environment

Welcome to ‘Trash Isles’: a Plastic Heap the size of France

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The name, ‘The Trash Isles’, has recently been circling around social media after entertainment company LADbible ran a feature claiming ‘the world’s first country made entirely of trash’. The company have begun a campaign to raise awareness of an area in the Pacific Ocean that consists of rubbish ‘cumulatively the … Read More

Trump Forest – Where ignorance grows trees

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Donald Trump became the 45th President of the United States on the 20th of January 2017, since then he has made some rather bold statements during his time as one of the most powerful men on the planet. One of which is his scepticism towards climate change, having tweeted: The … Read More

Plastic Panic! How does synthetic waste affect the oceans?

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“There is no away – because plastic is so permanent and so indestructible. When you cast it into the ocean, there is no away” Sir David Attenborough Plastics are almost in everything that we touch in our day to day lives. From our breakfast juice packaging to our cars, the … Read More

Veganism: Compassion for animals and the environment

2 years ago / 0 comments

With Christmas pretty much around the corner, much of the Western world and this country particularly, will be brewing up for a period of overindulgence, with everything in excess: drinking, partying and most importantly, food. Nothing says Christmas like the twinkling tree in the front room, festooned with ribbons and … Read More

Leeds University scores highly for green impact

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The University has been awarded a ‘first class award’, scoring 100% for environmental policy but 0% for ethical investment The University of Leeds has been named one of the key universities producing environmental research. It was amongst a number of higher education institutions dominating this research field following the Paris … Read More

Students swarm campus for a jar of Laidlaw honey

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After a year of toil, the fifty thousand British bees of Laidlaw Library’s roof garden have yielded their first batch of honey. The occasion marks a successful year for the university’s bee programme. In a joint initiative between the School of Earth and Environment and the University’s Sustainability Service, two … Read More

One sixth of species snuffed out by 2100

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There have been 5 major extinctions in Earth’s history so far; each one has eliminated a huge number of species, taking millions of years to recover. The potential repercussions of recent predictions – that a sixth of species could be extinct by 2100 – are still not fully understood scientifically, … Read More

400PPM Carbon Dioxide and no turning back

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As of this September, we will never see CO2 levels drop below 400 parts per million. In a world where many won’t believe, or simply choose to ignore, the existence of climate change; we have reached a point considered by some scientists to be a particularly dark and damning milestone. … Read More

The Future of the Summer Olympics: Too Hot to Handle

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This summer, no matter where you went or what you found yourself doing, you’d have been hard pressed to miss the plethora of sporting prowess that we have been treated to. No more so than with the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games, which proved to be Britain’s most successful … Read More

Is Climate Change the Forgotten Factor in the Syrian War?

3 years ago / 0 comments

Climate change is one of the factors that is shaping this world and can still have many unrealised effects on the planet, resulting in more widespread impact in human lives than originally thought. The effect of climate change in already volatile areas such as the Middle East and in countries … Read More