Wednesday
Apr252018

Curbing your carbon footprint during festival  season

Summer is fast approaching and people around the world are going the extra mile, be that sculpting their summer bodies or saving up their cash for the ultimate summer blowout. Festival season is just around the corner.

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Tuesday
Apr242018

Salmon Is More Than A Sushi  Ingredient

Image adapted from original by U.S. Fish and Wildlife ServiceSalmon are an incredible species. Besides their pivotal role in the ecosystem and matter cycling, they are an important cultural symbol of some aboriginal communities where they bear spiritual meaning. However, wild salmon populations are declining due to habitat loss, overfishing and interbreeding with genetically modified fish escaping from farms.

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Friday
Apr202018

Three ways in which drones are good for the  environment

Image adapted from original by Don McCullough

Are they good? Are they bad? Are they the future? Drones have been under the spotlight for quite some time now. We are witnessing an incredible technological advancement that won’t slow down and the employment of drones in the most heterogeneous of fields.

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Friday
Apr202018

QUIZ: Can You Guess The Year Scientists Predict These Environmental Events Will  Occur?

Image adapted from original by NOAA's National Ocean ServiceAs Earth Day 2018 approaches, it's the perfect time for us to reflect on the environmental issues our world is facing. Although we've experienced some successes in previous years there is still much more to do to mitigate our environmental impact on The Earth.

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Tuesday
Apr172018

Earth Day 2018: An Opportunity To Befriend The  Planet

Image adapted from original by Norman KuringIt’s no surprise that the motto of this year’s Earth Day is ‘End Plastic Pollution’. The scientific concern about more plastic than fish in the sea by 2050 is being voiced more often than ever before. Plastic waste has become a media newsbeat and even supermarkets are reacting to the trend.

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Tuesday
Apr172018

Could You Climb Mount Everest Blindfolded? The Story Of Andy  Holzer

Image adapted from original by Papa Lima Whiskey 28,848 meters high, Mount Everest is the dream of every climber. Climbing Everest sounds like an impossible challenge for amateur mountaineers and hikers, but not for Andy Holzer.

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Tuesday
Apr172018

Don’t Krill My Vibe: How Human Demand For Krill Is Threatening Antarctic  Ecosystems

Image adapted from original by Uwe KilsRecent demand for krill based products has alerted the attention of environmental organisations such as Greenpeace who are determined to curb the trend. Krill are crucial players in the Antarctic food chain; feeding primarily on algae they support a vast web of life from Adélie penguins to blue whales.

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Monday
Apr162018

Great Animal Escape Stories - And What They Mean To  Us

Image adapted from original by Sondreaasan“Cow escapes on way to slaughterhouse, smashes through metal fence, breaks arm of man trying to catch her then swims to safety on island in lake.” This title introduced The Independent’s readers to the heroic story of a Polish cow that changed her destiny and found freedom on a land in the middle of a lake.

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Friday
Apr132018

QUIZ: Can You Identify Which Of These Products Contain Palm  Oil?

Image adapted from original by Craig Morey

Answer 'true' if you think it contains palm oil or 'false' if you think it doesn't!

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Wednesday
Apr112018

Meet Bob Gilbert, Author Of The Green London Way - A Guide That Teaches Us To Appreciate Urban  Walking

Image adapted from original by donchili“Our concern for the environment and for what we are doing to it should stem not from a sense of guilt or from fear, but from a positive celebration of the world around us and a joy in it”

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Tuesday
Apr102018

Tackling Fast Fashion With Zero Waste  Design

Image adapted from original by Peter GriffinThe number of people that are concerned about the consequences of their consumption is growing and it is no surprise that the fashion industry is attempting to respond to this trend.

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Tuesday
Apr102018

Creating Man–Made Wildlife Corridors 

Image adapted from original by Qyd As the world’s population continues to expand, so does the volume of infrastructure and land required to support it. This can have a negative impact on wildlife species whose habitats can become separated by acres of inhospitable land.

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Monday
Apr092018

Fairytales About Animals From Five  Continents

Image adapted from original by Dawn HudsonThe role of fairytales is much greater than being children’s bedtime stories. Traditional tales and legends are important cultural artifacts that can reveal interesting information about ways of thinking and living in various societies.

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Friday
Apr062018

Quiz: Can You Match These National Drinks With Their  Countries?

Image adapted from original by Personal Creations

Test your knowledge of the world most recognised drinks and match them to their country.

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Wednesday
Apr042018

How Public Perceptions Of Hostels Have  Changed

Image adapted from original by Oh-Barcelona.com‘Youth hostels’ have always existed since 1912 playing second fiddle to hotels due to their lack of luxuries. Although they struggled to appeal to the masses hostels have always been popular among backpackers because of their cheap, no hassle accommodation.

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