Posts for Environment

‘They’ll give me a detention but it’ll be worth it’ – a climate scientist interviews his climate striking daughter

Ink Drop/Shutterstock Mark Maslin, UCL Extinction rebellion, the climate strikes, Greta Thunberg and even the BBC and Netflix have changed the conversation on climate change. Even more than I expected […]

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Chimpanzees spotted smashing open and eating tortoises for the first time

Erwan Theleste, CC BY-SA Lydia Luncz, University of Oxford; Alexander Piel, Liverpool John Moores University, and Fiona Stewart, Liverpool John Moores University All chimpanzees eat animals at least sometimes, including […]

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Plastic straw and stirrer ban – but not quite yet!

Environment Secretary Michael Gove has today confirmed a ban on plastic straws, drinks stirrers, and plastic stemmed cotton buds in England, following overwhelming public support for the move. Following an […]

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Plastic warms the planet twice as much as aviation – here’s how to make it climate-friendly

Gorlov-KV/Shutterstock Laurie Wright, Solent University We’re all too aware of the consequences of plastics in the oceans and on land. However, beyond the visible pollution of our once pristine habitats, […]

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Ash dieback: one of the worst tree disease epidemics could kill 95% of UK’s ash trees

The lonely Malham Ash at dawn in Yorkshire Dales National Park. PhilMacDPhoto/Shutterstock Nick Atkinson, Centre for Ecology & Hydrology Ash dieback – a fatal disease of Britain’s native ash trees […]

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Government tries to drive down food waste

Players from the worlds of food retail and hospitality, along with social media influencers and chefs, have been urged to take ground-breaking action to drive down food waste from all […]

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The world’s biggest Primark

Saw this while in my old stomping ground of Birmingham recently. Yes, fanfares for the world’s biggest Primark. It’s a bit OTT, to be honest, but curiosity got the better […]

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Punishing the polluters: why large fines are an important step towards cleaner corporations

Shutterstock Ole Pedersen, Newcastle University Polluting the environment is a crime which can have countless victims – of numerous species and future generations. Whether it’s an oil spill in the […]

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Supermarkets urged to support bottle and can deposit return scheme

The head of the UK’s leading marine charity, the Marine Conservation Society (MCS), has written an open letter to the CEOs of the UKs top ten supermarkets urging them to […]

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Microplastics have even been blown into a remote corner of the Pyrenees

Scientists have found microplastic pollution in once pristine spot near the border between France and Spain. Nathan Danks / shutterstock Sharon George, Keele University and Carolyn Roberts, Keele University Microplastics […]

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