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
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 … Continue reading Goal 3: Good Health and Well-Being
What are ‘Walkable Cities’?
Last Thursday morning I shared an article on Facebook and Instagram about research that has found a number of health benefits of those living in 'walkable cities'. The research found that there are a number of health benefits to living in a walkable city, including lower blood pressure and reduced hypertension risk. But what are … Continue reading What are ‘Walkable Cities’?
Sustainable Cities: Curitiba, Brazil
Home to just under 1.9 million people, the southern city of Curitiba in Brazil is a beacon of sustainability that cities all over the world can take notes from. It has faced and overcome challenges that many cities now are dealing with, and it has emerged as a city that works with the environment, has … Continue reading Sustainable Cities: Curitiba, Brazil
London: The Worlds First National Park City?
London: The World's first National Park city. Sounds crazy, right? When we think of National Parks in the UK we think of wide open green spaces, lots of trees, lots of nature, certainly not the UK capital. But bear with me, it actually makes more sense than you might think. The Greater London National Park … Continue reading London: The Worlds First National Park City?
But, What if it’s a Hoax?
The cartoon below is perhaps one of my favourite climate change cartoons. What if Donald Trump is right? What if climate change is just a hoax perpetrated by the Chinese? And what if everything that's being done now to transition away from fossil fuels to green energy, better air quality, and a much greener environment … Continue reading But, What if it’s a Hoax?
COP23: Day Seven
Day Seven of COP23 looks at what can be done in industry, forestry, and human health in the final day before the big talks on implementing the Paris Agreement begin. Global industries will play a vital part in reducing carbon emissions around the world. A lot is already being done through the 'We Mean Business' … Continue reading COP23: Day Seven