Category: Sustainable Development

Why Smart Motorways Won’t Work

For those of us living around or travelling near Southampton, we're currently dealing with closures, roadworks, and traffic jams as the M27 and M271 are upgraded to become 'smart motorways'. Works started at the beginning of 2019 on the M27 between junctions 4 and 11, and are expected to continue until early 2021 - well ...

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Amazon Rainforest Destruction

The Amazon Rainforest is one of the most ecologically diverse regions in the world. 10% of the world's animal species are found in the South American rainforest and it is home to hundreds of Indigenous tribes, some of which have never been contacted. The rainforest spans 9 countries including Venezuela, Colombia and Peru. However, the ...

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 ...

UK Earth Overshoot Day

Today is the UK's Earth Overshoot Day. Earth Overshoot Day is the day when we consume the total resources available to us sustainably. Resources used sustainably can be replenished each year but as you'll see we are over-exceeding that quite dramatically. Calculating what day is Earth Overshoot Day is done by dividing the Earth's biological ...

Earth Day 2019: Protect our Species

Yesterday was the 49th Earth Day and its theme was "Protect our Species." We are all contributing to one of the biggest mass extinction events. Climate change, deforestation, habitat loss, trafficking and poaching, unsustainable agriculture, pollution and pesticides are all contributing factors to a huge number of extinctions in recent years. Fortunately, it's something we ...

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