Category: Science & Environment

  • Treeplanting as a Natural Climate Solution?

    Treeplanting as a Natural Climate Solution?

    By Hanna Vogt To avoid the worst effects of climate change, we need to remove greenhouse gases (GHGs) from the atmosphere and stop producing them quickly. Whilst technological solutions like carbon capture technology hold promise, treeplanting seems the most obvious solution. With the Earth’s forests and soils currently responsible for removing about 30% of GHGs. […]

  • Have We Outgrown Growth?

    Have We Outgrown Growth?

    By Caitlin Leney-Tillett Economic development has simultaneously perpetuated inequalities and depleted the world’s natural resources, the product of which is the climate crisis. Despite this, countries across the globe continue to choose unsustainable, fossil fuel-led development, deepening the crisis and closing the window of opportunity to overcome climate change. So, where did our addiction to […]

  • Is overpopulation destroying the forests?

    Is overpopulation destroying the forests?

    By Kacey Peters One quick google search of ‘climate change’ is guaranteed to be met with emotive pictures of burning forests and burgeoning environmental catastrophe. With the World Bank estimating that deforestation makes up 12% of global greenhouse gas emissions, we cannot deny that forests are imperative in mitigating climate change. Yet, with more than […]

  • To be or not to be… That is the climate change question?

    To be or not to be… That is the climate change question?

    By Toryn Whitehead 1.5°C may not sound like a lot, but more frequent and extreme weather events such as flooding, droughts and wildfires are pushing people to the brink around the globe. So, why are scientists slow to attribute a single extreme weather events to climate change? Do you remember that really hot summer in […]

  • Bottom Trawling: What do Paloma Faith, Brexit and granite boulders have in common?

    Bottom Trawling: What do Paloma Faith, Brexit and granite boulders have in common?

    By Amie Williams Industrial bottom trawling is an extremely efficient method of fishing, yet it completely destroys the habitats that host a vast array of marine organisms. the poor protection of UK territorial waters has prompted environmental activist group Greenpeace to take an unusual approach. Is it careless and illegal? Or is it exactly what […]

  • The Evil Twin of Climate Change

    The Evil Twin of Climate Change

    The acidification of our oceans is happening at a rate far greater than ever witnessed before, but why does it matter and can it be prevented? | By Natalie Burnett

  • Rethinking Food and Land use Systems

    Rethinking Food and Land use Systems

    By Hanna Vogt We are living in unsettling times. The rise of climate change, accelerating rates of biodiversity decline and species extinction make for an uncertain future. Many 21st century problems may seem overwhelmingly complex – but rethinking the systems of how and what we are farming will help us achieve a healthier, equitable, and […]

  • The Dark Side of Palm Oil

    The Dark Side of Palm Oil

    By Natalie Burnett Palm oil is unavoidable. It can be found in almost everything: from your favourite foods like pizza and chocolate, to your everyday lipstick and your go to body wash. It is something we seemingly can’t live without, present in almost 50% of packaged products. Unfortunately, palm oil has a dark side. Its […]

  • Make Manatees Great Again

    Make Manatees Great Again

    By Toryn Whitehead Our weather is becoming more extreme and destructive. Consequently, decades of work to reverse man-made damage to the Everglades, a vast, fragile ecosystem in South Florida is being undermined. As well as the flora and fauna, humans will be on the endangered list if we do not act now. Florida manatees play […]