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Polar bears are not endangered, these are...

Polar bears are not endangered, these are...

Posted on 25th September 2019

With their cute eyes, fluffy white looking fur, big paws and sometimes clumsy cubs, polar bears have been the face of climate change for years. They have been used in images around the world - one polar bear in particular shot to fame when a photographer captured it looking extremely thin and gaunt for National Geographic. This image exploded with the headline ‘this is what climate change looks like’ but like most news in today's society, this caption turned out to be misleading. There was no proof that climate change had caused this single polar bear to become so skinny; it was even highlighted by the National Geographical team that it entered the water and swam away with no difficulty. 

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Emerging Economies Adding to the Garbage Pile

Emerging Economies Adding to the Garbage Pile

Posted on 4th September 2019

For more than two hundred years, since the beginning of the Industrial Revolution, Western economies have been built on the premise of “take, make and dispose”. However, the waste this created in 20th-Century Europe and America was nothing compared to the rubbish that is now produced by emerging economies such as China.

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Rising Temperatures: It may seem like a holiday but at what cost?

Rising Temperatures: It may seem like a holiday but at what cost?

Posted on 26th July 2019

1976 was the second hottest summer since records began for Britain. Heathrow experienced 16 consecutive days of hot weather above 30°C, the rest of Britain experienced temperatures of 32.5°C. On June 28th, Southampton experienced 35.6°C and on July 3rd, Cheltenham saw temperatures of 35.9°C.

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The Effects of Mining the Deep Ocean

The Effects of Mining the Deep Ocean

Posted on 8th July 2019

Deep-sea mining has the potential to create the largest footprint of any single human activity on the planet. An area closer than, yet less well mapped than Mars, the Earth’s seafloor is rich with creatures and eco-systems. However, it is also rich with minerals. As the demand for such grows larger, and terrestrial sources become harder to mine, the materials that reside deep in the ocean are becoming more and more attractive to countries and companies.

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Britain Goes Coal Free for a Record 18 Days

Britain Goes Coal Free for a Record 18 Days

Posted on 5th July 2019

Following a record-breaking one week of coal-free electricity generation earlier in the month, Britain managed another 18 days of coal-free generation during the last few weeks of May and the first week of June 2019 - the longest period since the 1880s.

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