Tag: environmental

Gaming

Review: Metro Exodus

Of the many post-apocalyptic video games released over the last decade or so, titles in the Metro franchise have often came as close to the most typical – and, in a sense, brutalistic – visions of a broken future after economic, social and environmental catastrophe. Opening with a nuclear winter that rages across what was…

News

Student Officers for 2019 announced

UEASU has announced the winners of this year’s SU Officer elections. Three candidates were re-elected, including Sophie Atherton as Campaigns and Democracy Officer, Postgraduate Education Officer Martin Marko, and Mature Students’ Officer Sanna Mantyniemi. The position of Activities & Opportunities Officer was won by Alicia Perez Lopez. Callum Perry was announced as Undergraduate Education Officer,…

News

UEA selected for BAFTA screen industries project

The British Academy of Film and Television (BAFTA) has selected UEA as a partner university for its new course on the environmental impacts of producing media. BAFTA has partnered with Albert, a project aimed at reducing the carbon footprint of the television and film industries, to create a course starting at ten UK universities for…

Global

Worldwide student strike for climate change action

On 15 March, tens of thousands of schoolchildren are expected to go on strike worldwide, in a global mobilisation protest against climate change. With plans for strikes in more than 150 cities, it will follow months of action that has seen pupils taking to the streets, from Accra to Auckland, and Strasbourg to Seattle. The…

Science

Fashion of the future?

Clothes shopping is an undeniable part of western culture, but just how harmless is this treasured pastime? People are becoming more and more aware of the damaging effects that over-farming and over-fishing has on the environment, however a little-known fact is that the multi-trillion-dollar fashion industry is harmful to the environment in its own right….

Comment

Iceland Christmas advert: too political or too pertinent?

Iceland has launched a Christmas advert campaign to raise awareness for deforestation. The narration is by Emma Thompson, in collaboration with Greenpeace. However Clearcast, the NGO that decides which ads to approve, banned it because it was “too political”, according to the 2003 Communications Act. It shows an animation of an orangutan in a girl’s…

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