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Snapshot: Mount Sinabung’s eruptions engulf local villages

Mount Sinabung, located on North Sumatra erupted again on 13 August 2020, making it the 8th time it has erupted according to Gulf News. The volcano, which had been dormant for 400 years, has been active since an eruption in 2010. The eruption released a large plume of dust and ash over 3 miles into …

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Snapshot: China’s air pollution halved during lockdown.

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NASA’S analysis saw a drastic reduction in nitrogen dioxide as a result of burning less fossil fuels due to a strict lockdown of the epicentre of the pandemic. China is known to be the world’s biggest emitter of greenhouse gasses, causing China’s use of fossil fuels to be central in tracking climate change.  With such …

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Snapshot: Have you not heard? Renting clothes is so in

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High-end department store Selfridges has recently introduced clothing rental in order address environmental and ethical concerns rife in the fashion industry. The store has established a 5-year sustainability plan to adapt to new ways of living and to hopefully change consumer mindset of owning single-use clothes which inevitably end up in landfills. The reduction in …

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Snapshot Update: Botswana’s perishing Elephants

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It’s a major mystery as to how and why so many elephants have been found dead in Botswana over the past few months. More than 350 elephants have died and it was reported that by mid-June, the deaths became more explicit due to elephant carcasses clustered around waterholes. Many scientists and other animal experts presume …

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A silver lining: The year no one wanted but everyone needed

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Brexit was all anyone could discuss at the very beginning of 2020. Despite global issues such as the Australian bushfires and the conflict between Iran and the US, the UKs main focus was having a Brexit plan suitable for all and in favour of the UK. However, now that is nothing but a distant memory. …

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Snapshot: Depleting the environment is a small price to pay for oil-giant BP

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Oil-giant BP has been fined just £7,000 for the 95 tonnes of crude oil leaked into the North Sea on the 2ndOctober 2016. BP had pleaded guilty to contravening rules on the regulation of offshore petroleum activities in Aberdeen Sheriff Court after an investigation undertaken by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy found that an inadequate written …

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The everlasting effects wildlife is facing due to humans

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Scientists are reporting that aggressive cuts are needed to be made in order to save mammals from extinction. Polar bears will struggle to survive by 2100 due to the melting sea ice which they rely on to catch their prey. Researchers found that this would mean food would become less accessible to polar bears and …

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