Tag : environment

Indonesian Slash and Burn: Fanning the Fire of Climate Change

3 years ago / 0 comments

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

3 years ago / 0 comments

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?

4 years ago / 0 comments

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

News | Asbestos found in Henry Price

5 years ago / 0 comments

Refurbishments to Henry Price residences have revealed the halls to be contaminated with asbestos. Robert Knowles, the Managing Director of A1 Environmental Services LTD – the company hired to remove the asbestos – told LS that the inhabitants of the block currently being refurbished were moved out “a couple of … Read More

Comment | COP-out for the Warsaw talks

5 years ago / 0 comments

After the revelation that 90 companies have produced 63 per cent of the cumulative global emissions of industrial carbon dioxide and methane between 1751-2010, the role of corporations in the climate change debate was thrown into a new light. This could not have been more relevant than at the COP … Read More

Science | Fracking – Energy miracle or environmental catastrophe?

5 years ago / 0 comments

Much has been said about the controversial process of fracking for natural gas in recent months, particularly in light of the protests in the Sussex village of Balcolme. But what exactly is it and why is it so contentious? In the fracking process a vertical well is drilled to a … Read More

Sustainable Leadership Race?

6 years ago / 0 comments

Leeds University prides itself in its engagement for the Leadership Race, but are we engaged or just visually harassed by  extensive realms of paper encouraging us to vote in a popularity contest? Ironically, this year’s Leadership race falls on Climate week. After tweeting my #disgust at the waste of paper … Read More

Dreaming of a green Christmas?

6 years ago / 0 comments

The planet now supports over six billion people, and if all of these were to live a life of consumption equal to that in the UK, the human race would need five different Earths to support us all. Our carbon footprint goes up dramatically in December as everyone falls into … Read More