Last week, it emerged that Australia was just 43 days away from completely running out of fuel. That would mean people aren't able to fill up cars, planes won't be able to fly and many of the emergency services would be unable to do their jobs. There have been many warnings about an impending crisis as … Continue reading Australia is Running Out of Fuel!
What is Urban Green Space? Cities around the world are usually dominated by towering buildings and huge expanses of housing spreading out from its centre caused by a growing global population and the migration of those living in rural into urban areas. Cities seek economic development for growth which can often come at the expense … Continue reading Avoiding the ‘Green Space Paradox’
A state of emergency has been declared after a huge oil spill occurred near the port city of Balikpapan in East Kalimantan, Borneo. Five people have died and an 80km oil slick now covers much of the Balikpapan Bay as a cleanup operation begins to reduce the environmental damage that this has caused. But just how … Continue reading New Oil Spill Devastates Borneo Coastline
On Tuesday 10th April 2018, Iceland announced that it was to remove palm oil from use in its own-brand products. They cited the lack of clarity to recognise what is a sustainable or unsustainable source of palm oil. Iceland has argued that although there are sustainable palm oil plantations, it is impossible to say with certainty … Continue reading Why More Supermarkets Must Follow the Iceland Example
Hosted in Edmonton, Canada, the 2018 Cities and Climate Change Science Conference ran from the 5th-7th March and aimed to "inspire the next frontier of research focused on the science of cities and climate change." The Cities and Climate Change Science Conference was supported by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and looks to increase … Continue reading Cities and Climate Change Science Conference
Following the success of similar schemes around the world, the UK has announced that it will implement its own deposit-return scheme (DRS) on plastic bottles and aluminium cans. Michael Gove, the UK Environmental Secretary wants to implement the scheme as quickly as possible despite some reservations from the soft drinks industry. Scotland have already started … Continue reading UK to Launch Bottle and Can Deposit Return Scheme!