Last month air pollution was deemed to be a material cause of the death of a nine year old girl. Will Nixon investigates air pollution and efforts to combat it.
Muneera Abdullah explores the life of plastic, after disposal. In our ‘out of sight, out of mind’ culture, she lifts the lid on plastic pollution, illegal recycling facilities and landfill, finding that recycling shouldn’t be our first line of defence but our last.
The climate is changing at a rapid, devastating rate. As parts of the world become uninhabitable, people are being forced to move across the world to seek a safe place to live. Beanna Olding investigates.
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 […]
Covid-19 has impacted far more than the healthcare system… it’s launched a direct attack on the ecosystem.
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 […]
Groups of families began protesting the dangerous levels of air pollution in Leeds last Wednesday. The anti-pollution campaign group refer to themselves as ‘The Air Team’ and gathered on Infirmary Street to show their growing […]
On the 22nd of April, New York became the second US state to implement a state-wide ban of disposable plastic bags, following in the footsteps of California, which put a similar ban in place in […]
There was a fantastic article in last week’s Gryphon, outlining the unprecedented level of air pollution found in Leeds. Not only is the air quality in Leeds the third worst in the U.K. It’s also […]
Leeds is the third worst polluted city in the UK and one of seven major cities to breach EU-regulated legal levels of air quality. If nothing is done to change this, the city will receive […]
Single use plastics (SUPs) are plastics that are used once and then disposed of, which includes plastic bags, drinks bottles, take-out coffee cups, and plastic straws. However, rather than being recycled, a significant proportion of […]
Last week we explored the “Big Blue” – the wide expanses of oceans in which there are no visible coastlines and organisms are exposed to the elements. These conditions really test the marine animals which […]