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 … 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’?

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?