Month: February 2018

The Central African Forest Initiative

Alongside the Amazon Rainforest and Indonesia's extensive rainforests, Central Africa is home to one of the largest rainforests in the world and home to millions of species of flora and fauna. The Congo Rainforest that lies within the Congo River Basin and covers approximately 695,000 square miles has experienced the slowest rate of deforestation of ...

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Goal 2: Zero Hunger

Following on from last week's look at the first Sustainable Development Goal (SDG), the second SDG is 'Zero Hunger'. This goal not only looks at the current level of hunger around the world but at the security of food sources going into a future that will see a projected population rise of more than two billion ...

Plastic Free Parliament

I don't know if it's me just becoming more aware of the issue since I've been writing, but the issue of single-use plastics seems to be being pushed further into the spotlight. The final episode of Blue Planet II also may have helped; the effects of plastics on the environment and marine ecosystems were highlighted ...

Cape Town is Running Dry!

Droughts occur in places all over the world. However, in a couple of months, Cape Town in South Africa could become the first city to turn off the water supply to its four million residents in modern history. According to a website monitoring Cape Town's water crisis, the water supply will be turned off in 93 ...

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