Tag: Nature


Tiny house-living with the Whiskered Treeswift

As an amateur nature buff, I’m constantly amazed and surprised by the experts around me – these are people with a fantastic amount of knowledge, who are normally more than willing to share. I’ve developed small obsessions with Alie Ward’s ‘Ologies’ podcast, been tipped off to the wonders of the Knepp Wildland Rewildling podcast by…


Koh Samui, an exquisite hidden gem of Thailand

For many, an immediate association with Thailand is the bustling city of Bangkok, where waking up with tattoos on your face and missing fingers is the norm (demonstrated especially well by the 2011 comedy, The Hangover Part 2). However, there’s a small island called Koh Samui about 750km south of Bangkok, with just over 67,000…


Our plastic planet?

‘Our Plastic Planet?’ was hosted by Lizzie Daly, a wildlife biologist with a particular passion for the oceans. Her interactive presentation began with the cold truth: the entire ocean is now polluted with plastic. Every second 20,000 plastic bottles are being bought, and more than 80% of them are ending up either in landfills or…


Do Something Different

One of the main reasons that I personally adore travel is the variety that it offers. No one trip is the same as the next, and the opportunities to make each and every trip completely unique are endless. So how can one do something different with regards to travel? Accommodation is obviously an incredibly important…


Bulgaria vs Bear

Bulgarian officials are considering launching legal action against British TV adventurer, Bear Grylls. He could receive a fine of up to €2,500 for breaching the regulations of the protected Rila National Park. The breaches include swimming in a lake, lighting a fire and boiling a frog. Grylls and the frog are not the only ones…


New York No Place For Amazon

Amazon’s decision to abort plans to bring 25,000 jobs to New York City plays straight into the hands of critics. The proposed second headquarters promised investment in infrastructure and employment opportunities for the working people of Long Island City. However, just two hours after meeting with residents and community leaders, Jeff Bezos announced his decision…

1 2 3 4
May 2021
Latest Comments
About Us

The University of East Anglia’s official student newspaper. Concrete is in print and online.

If you would like to get in touch, email the Editor on Concrete.Editor@uea.ac.uk. Follow us at @ConcreteUEA.