Ever since the industrial revolution, the Earth’s temperature has been continually increasing, having risen by over 1°C globally between the 1850s and today. As the world continues to economically develop, climate change is becoming more […]
As hurricanes, wildfires and earthquakes make their way around the globe just as they do every year, Hollie Tuffnell contemplates the relationship human activities have with climate change.
October 8th 2020 marked Clean Air Day 2020 , the UK’s largest air pollution campaign led by Global Action Plan, a charity working towards a “green and thriving planet.” Last year’s celebrations saw more than […]
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 […]
Buy a Reusable Bottle The first step to reducing your plastic use should definitely be buying a reusable water bottle. As students it’s important to stay hydrated whilst studying, especially when in the library for […]
Roadblocks were planned by climate activists Extinction Rebellion to disrupt frantic shoppers this weekend as they partake in the environmentally polluting practice of seasonal consumerism. Andrea Loftus reflects on the unsustainability of the festive season. Christmas […]
There is much focus on reducing meat consumption, recycling and reducing driving or flying when we think of changes we can make in a bid to reduce our carbon footprints. Rarely mentioned is avoiding the […]
The University of Leeds announced today that it plans to take “bold” action to tackle the climate change crisis, including a full divestment from significant fossil fuel companies like Total, BP and Shell. Announcing the principles […]
A report by the University of Leeds has shown how high levels of deforestation in the Amazon rainforest has led to fluctuations in temperature throughout the year and other effects on the local climate.
Extinction Rebellion (XR) activists are set to cause disruption in Leeds this week, starting at 10am on Monday 15th July at Leeds City Square. The planned actions aim to target the financial sector in Leeds, […]
As the threat of global warming is constantly increasing the environmental impact, non-profit charity the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) has named over 150 companies as pioneers for action on climate change, water usage and deforestation. The […]
According to Sir David Attenborough, “right now, we’re facing a man-made disaster, the collapse of our civilisations is on the horizon. But together we can make real change happen.” His hope that the planet can […]