The impact of the Coronavirus has been felt across every single country in the world. As of June 25th, there have been over 9 million cases of the virus - almost half a million of those that caught it have died - with the number of those having the virus still going up. We seem … Continue reading What If We Responded to Air Pollution Like The Coronavirus?
Racism and Environmental Justice
The murder of George Floyd well over a week ago now has sent shockwaves across the USA and now parts of Europe. Protests have run for 8 days and nights straight across all 50 states in the USA and are now beginning to grow in number across cities in the UK and Europe. Communities have … Continue reading Racism and Environmental Justice
Why Our Cities Are Becoming Insufferable
On Tuesday morning, my girlfriend messaged me at 8am telling me how thick the London city air and how hot it already was. As she was messaging me that, I was sat outside in the countryside enjoying breakfast in the sunny weather with a cool breeze keeping everything comfortable. We're only about 50 miles away, … Continue reading Why Our Cities Are Becoming Insufferable
Why are we still Struggling with Air Pollution?
Have you ever looked at pictures of a city skyline and noticed a haze blurring or shrouding the view? Unless it's a naturally foggy day there's a very good chance that that's air pollution. When we're in cities it isn't always something we can see but, in just about every city around the world, it's … Continue reading Why are we still Struggling with Air Pollution?
Disproving the Myth: Electric Cars vs Diesel Cars
I never thought I'd be writing about this, but a friend of my parents, who does work within the oil industry, was adamant that electric cars had a larger carbon footprint than diesel cars. To me, the thought of that is crazy. Electric cars are the future of road travel and soon everyone will be … Continue reading Disproving the Myth: Electric Cars vs Diesel Cars
Recognising World Water Day
March 22nd 2019 is World Water Day and this year's theme is 'Leaving no one behind', recognising that water is available and sustainably managed for everyone around the world to use. Ensuring that everyone has access to clean water is Sustainable Development Goal 6, with the United Nations hoping to ensure this by 2030. Here are … Continue reading Recognising World Water Day
Breaking Records Down Under
The end of 2018 and start of 2019 saw some of the most extreme temperatures ever recorded in Australia with many high-temperature records being smashed. Many areas in the eastern states were tackling drought whilst the island of Tasmania was tackling huge forest fires. Even the tennis stars at the Australian Open had to deal … Continue reading Breaking Records Down Under
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 … Continue reading A Day to Ditch the Car
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 … Continue reading UK Government Finally Takes Action on Air Pollution
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 … Continue reading Avoiding the ‘Green Space Paradox’