The human impact on Earth is so significant there is now more plastic, concrete, and metal than living things. Just how much of our natural world is left?
On the 12th day of Christmas, my true love will discard 6 million trees, 2 million turkeys, 11 million roasties, 17 million sprouts, 114 thousand tonnes of plastic, 74 million mince pies and around a billion Christmas cards.
Waitrose, Morrisons, and John Lewis have announced they won’t be using glitter in their own-brand Christmas products. Many other big retailers, such as Boots and Sainsburys, have also announced they are taking steps to reduce their use of plastic, making their ranges more eco-friendly for the festive period.
Despite its span of 400 years, many of the pieces at Leeds Art Gallery’s new exhibition ‘Natural Encounters’ capture a very current mood in their meditation on the human relationship with nature. It’s timing as […]
Covid-19 has impacted far more than the healthcare system… it’s launched a direct attack on the ecosystem.
Leeds TUC join over 2,000 opponents of the Leeds-Bradford airport expansion.
Last year, the University of Leeds set itself ambitious targets in order to combat the rise of greenhouse gases and reduce its carbon footprint. The commitments made no specific reference to how the University was […]
Since the start of Lockdown seven weeks ago, UK air pollution levels have dropped and bicycle sales have soared as transport and industry have been grounded to a halt amidst growing public fears of contracting […]
In these dark times that we live in, many people have tried to find an upside to COVID-19, including the impact on the environment. This impact is undeniable. Air travel has dropped for the first […]
At a time as bleak as this, it’s only natural to look for a ray of hope. For many of us, that appeared when photos surfaced on Twitter of dolphins and swans returning to canals […]
The Welsh Government have revealed plans to ban single use plastics such as plastic straws, cotton buds and plastic cutlery. The legislation, which is still required to pass through government, aims to outlaw these single-use […]
Just mere weeks after campus closed, the University of Leeds campus has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. A World Heritage Site is a landmark or area, selected by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural […]