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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GO-SHIP Launches Ocean Research Project

GO-SHIP Launches Ocean Research Project

A group of 17 scientists and four technicians aboard the RRS James Cook departed from Florida, U.S.A the 19 of January to survey over 4,000 miles of ocean in a research expedition through the Global Ocean Ship-Based Hydrographic Investigations Program . The goal is to document the physical and chemical...

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The Word: Climate emergency

The Word: Climate emergency

Oxford Dictionaries has declared ‘climate emergency’ to be the word of 2019 following a hundred fold increase in its usage in the past 12 months.  The term, which had become 10,700% more common by this September than the previous, is defined by the Dictionary as ‘a situation in which urgent...

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Climate Strike sees protesters take to the streets across the globe

Climate Strike sees protesters take to the streets across the globe

Record numbers of protestors have joined in the global Climate Strike movement both in London and across the world as children left school and workers downed tools in an effort to pressure politicians and businesses to provide for a sustainable future. The scenes in London as tens of thousands gathered...

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Small businesses award recognizes sustainable brands success

Small businesses award recognizes sustainable brands success

Although not many people are aware of it, the tissue industry is worth a combined £50bn and has failed to experience a disruption in years. However, by satisfying the growing appetite for environmentally friendly products, The Cheeky Panda has found itself booming worldwide and were the winners of this year’s...

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