Tag : environment

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?

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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

Consequences of the UK Government’s Fracking Ambition

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During the last fortnight, three of the ‘Big 6’ energy companies – E.ON, SSE and ScottishPower, have announced cuts to their gas prices by 5.1%, 5.3% and 5.4%, respectively. After years of continued rises in gas prices, what has prompted this recent reversal? The answer, in part, is a result … Read More

Indonesian Slash and Burn: Fanning the Fire of Climate Change

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Slash and burn – a process to clear the ground for agriculture – is a common practice, undertaken in many countries across the globe. However this year in South East Asia, particularly Indonesia, the use of slash and burn has risen to an unprecedented high. Worryingly, this has resulted in … Read More

NUS Issues Environmental Advice for Students

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The NUS Vice President, Piers Telemacque, has launched a new appeal, Students Organising for Sustainability (SOS). It is a network of 50 student organisations from 5 continents. Its aim is to help these organisations to co-operate internationally in order to tackle the environmental crisis. The project wants to encourage students … Read More

Reaching the Summit: United in Combating Climate Change?

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As Leonardo DiCaprio took centre stage at last week’s United Nations Climate Summit in New York, you could be forgiven for envisaging him as one of the many characters he has portrayed. This was not, however, Leonardo DiCaprio the actor, but Leonardo DiCaprio the Climate Change activist. ‘This body, perhaps … Read More