Posts for Environment

How to find the most sustainable and long-lasting children’s toys

freestocks.org/Unsplash, CC BY-SA Matthew Watkins, Nottingham Trent University Think about the way plastic pollution has been reported in recent years and you’re probably picturing plastic packaging, films and microfibres. But […]

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Be safe and aware on Bonfire Night

If you’re planning a bonfire for the forthcoming Guy Fawkes celebrations, either at home or a larger public event, make sure what you burn is both legal and safe, says […]

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Government to consult on green number plates

The RAC has commented on a recent government announcement about giving new electric cars green number plates. While the sentiment seems right, there are question marks as to whether drivers […]

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Motorists – be deer aware

Drivers are being warned to look out for deer roaming on to roads and posing risks to road users. The warning comes with more deer on the move during the […]

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The ocean’s plastic problem is closer to home than scientists first thought

Brian Yurasits/Unsplash, CC BY-SA Ted Henry, Heriot-Watt University You’re probably used to hearing that the ocean is full of plastic, but scientists are puzzled by a rather different problem – […]

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Climate change is too middle class – here’s how to fix that

Danny Lawson/PA Catherine Happer, University of Glasgow Researchers working in the field of climate change communications have, for many years, been confronted with the same puzzle: why, when there is […]

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The rise of slow fashion …

New sustainability research from Thought reveals UK shoppers will buy 28 items of clothing on average this year, but will only wear just over half (57%), with 12 of the garments […]

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Badger cull extends to ‘unimaginable scale’

Natural England has today published licences for areas that will undertake badger control operations within the ‘High Risk’ and ‘Edge’ areas of England this autumn. 64,000 badgers are likely to […]

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To save honey bees we need to design them new hives

Aleksandr Gavrilychev/Shutterstock Derek Mitchell, University of Leeds Honey bees are under extreme pressure. The number of honey bee colonies in the US has been declining at an average rate of […]

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