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The Dangerous Acceleration of the Climate Crisis

The race to save the planet from self-decay because of the never-ending climate crisis is more important now than ever before. The climate crisis is known to be so broad because it encompasses a range of environmental global issues that desperately need our attention. Air Pollution and Poor Governance A recent report published by Scientific …

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Opportunity or a Loss? A Look into the UK’s Post-Brexit Climate Change Policy

Post-Brexit Policy As of writing this article, it has been two full weeks since the UK officially left the European Union on the 31st of December, 2020. The deal, which came out of years of debate and discussion has been scrutinised and picked apart, so let’s take a closer look at how the UK’s climate …

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Can Local, Grass-fed Beef be more Sustainable than Veganism?

In the backdrop of the rapid decline of our planet’s health, with dramatic manifestations such as more frequent and severe natural disasters, many of us are wondering how we might be able to make a difference. One rapidly growing body of research is looking at the environmental impact of how we eat, with a salient …

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Rio Tinto’s Destruction Of an Aboriginal Heritage Site: Cultural Warfare and ‘Environmental Vandalism’

Rio Tinto – a leading global mining group – has come under intense scrutiny over its destruction of a 46,000-year-old Aboriginal heritage site. The fact that iron ore is one of Australia’s largest exports makes it a difficult topic, especially considering the commercial value of the site in question. Whilst the Western Australian government gave …

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#NoCongoNoPhone: Tech’s reliance on cobalt

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In a progressively health conscious society, we are more inclined to scrutinise the ingredients in our food than the components that make up our tech products. Probably because your phone won’t cause you to suffer an allergic reaction – but, what if I told you someone may have suffered to get you your phone? The …

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Florida approval for release of genetically modified mosquitoes

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Permission to release Recently, Florida officials granted permission for hundreds of millions of genetically engineered mosquitoes to be released locally. While at first this sounds like an experiment from Jurassic Park, the aim of the release is to reduce local mosquito numbers, specifically those species which transmit diseases such as dengue. The blame for transferring …

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China to be net zero by 2060: impressive or falling short of global needs?

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Last month at the United Nations General Assembly, China’s president Xi Jinping announced their new commitment to achieving net-zero emissions by 2060. Not only does this mean that more than one sixth of the world’s population has now pledged to achieve carbon neutrality within 40 years, but this accounts for a staggering third of the world’s CO2 output. …

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