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Science

Is this the end for insects?

Insects play a crucial role on our planet, not only are they essential for the pollination of plants, but they also aerate the soil which they grow in and recycle the nutrients needed for growth. Therefore recent reports, published in the journal of science, that the global insect population is decreasing are alarming.  In the…

Travel

7 ways to make travel more ethical

By now most people are aware of the myriad of ethical issues involved in anything we do, not least travelling, but how can we help this? What can we do to make travelling better for people and the planet? There’s a common misconception that being ethical is expensive, but I strongly believe this is mostly…

Science

Which vegan milk is best for the planet?

The carbon footprint of the dairy industry has become a topic of global interest. Greenhouse gas emissions, land use, and enormous water consumption due to dairy production has had devastating impacts on the planet. Research has shown that meat and other animal products produce the most food-related greenhouse gas emissions. Livestock has been found to…

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….

Features

Is veganism the way to save our planet?

The increase in popularity of Veganuary has led to the question, what steps do we need to take to help save the environment? Megan L-Moran, a student who has recently become vegetarian, commented that ‘It is quite astonishing how the meat industry contributes so much to greenhouse gas emissions and how much land it uses….

Science

12 years left for planet Earth

A report by the United Nations’ team of leading climate scientists warns that there are only a dozen years before the world’s temperature will rise by one and a half degrees Celsius, resulting in irreparable damage to the planet. This will cause wildfires, flooding, drought, extreme heat and poverty for millions of humans and animals…

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