A Growing Problem: How Global Food Production Is Draining the World’s Water

A Growing Problem: How Global Food Production Is Draining the World’s Water

After oxygen, food and water are the two most fundamental requirements for the existence of life. So what happens when the production of one begins to threaten the security of the other?  The agricultural industry is responsible for 90% of freshwater consumption globally, and 40% of the water it uses...

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“Hello darkness my old friend”

“Hello darkness my old friend”

The stars in the sky above us have guided humankind for millennia; the source of mystery, ancient gods and measure of time both constant and changing as our planet spins through the seasons. But as we have developed cities, transport and industry around the world the night sky has become...

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Natural History Museum: Nature in Lockdown

Natural History Museum: Nature in Lockdown

Natural History Museum releases infographics on the influence of Covid-19 on the movement of people, air and noise pollution and wildlife sightings in the UK In collaboration with data visualisation company, Beyond Words Studio, the Natural History Museum documented the environmental benefits of Covid-19 to use as part of their...

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Pandemic ‘causing new wave’ of plastic pollution

Pandemic ‘causing new wave’ of plastic pollution

Coronavirus lockdowns around the globe have led to a dramatic 5% drop in greenhouse gas emissions, but not all measures to contain the pandemic have had a positive impact on the environment with UN reports showing a surge in global plastic pollution. Across the globe, streets, beaches and oceans have...

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The Natural History Museum’s Nature in Lockdown

The Natural History Museum’s Nature in Lockdown

Natural History Museum releases infographics on the influence of Covid-19 on the movement of people, air and noise pollution and wildlife sightings in the UK. In collaboration with data visualisation company, Beyond Words Studio, the Natural History Museum documented the environmental benefits of Covid-19 to use as part of their...

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Groundwater: Our invisible resource

Groundwater: Our invisible resource

Groundwater constitutes just 0.61% of Earth’s water, yet it accounts for 98% of the fresh water available. This is a surprising statistic given that many are unaware of the vast natural resource that flows beneath our feet and upon which we are heavily reliant. Groundwater, having percolated through the ground...

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Global Warming in a Decade: A Timeline Review

Global Warming in a Decade: A Timeline Review

Global climate change can seem like a lot to process and understanding all the moving parts behind it can be overwhelming. This is especially true when trying to comprehend every change in Earth’s history. To make it a little easier, let’s look at how our climate and ecosystems have changed...

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Badger cull to be ended thanks to groundbreaking vaccines

Badger cull to be ended thanks to groundbreaking vaccines

Badger culling to stop the spread of tuberculosis in livestock will be phased out and replaced by a  vaccine, the government announced, in a significant policy u-turn. Defra, the department for the environment, has stated that trials of a cattle vaccine will take place over the next five years, with plans...

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Spikes of illegal air pollution fall by 97% from 2016 levels

Spikes of illegal air pollution fall by 97% from 2016 levels

Air pollution levels in London rarely spiked above the legal limits last year, newly released data has shown, though residents continue to be exposed to unhealthy levels of toxic gas. The capital exceeded the hourly legal limit for nitrogen dioxide, a chemical linked to lung disease, cardiovascular problems and premature...

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