Category: Health

A Day to Ditch the Car

We all know the damage driving cars in our city streets and beyond does to the environment. Traffic in urban areas is a huge contributor to poor air quality, which in turn is leading to many of those living in urban areas. Recent reports in the UK estimate that poor air quality is leading to ...

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UK Government Finally Takes Action on Air Pollution

Air pollution in the UK is a problem. A big problem. So much so that the UK Government have been taken to the European Union Court of Justice a number of times in the last decade over deadly levels of nitrogen oxide and particulate matter. Recent reports published in the British Medical Journal state that ...

Avoiding the ‘Green Space Paradox’

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 ...

New Oil Spill Devastates Borneo Coastline

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 ...

Goal 3: Good Health and Well-Being

The third of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is 'Good Health and Well-Being'. In many parts of the developing world, people are dying from diseases and health complications that can be prevented, treated or cured- diseases that have been almost wiped out in much of the developed world. Diseases like Malaria, tuberculosis, polio and HIV/AIDS ...

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