Sustainable ideas for homes

Making your home more sustainable can be achieved in various ways and can introduce some interesting and exciting new ideas. Below are some practical ideas as well as some experimental prototypes. Sustainable heating systems: Switching from a gas boiler can improve the sustainability of your home and in some cases save you money. If youContinue reading “Sustainable ideas for homes”

Why bees are integral to our ecosystems and how to restore their population

Whilst forests play an important part in maintaining habitats and provide carbon traps, bees help pollinate the food we eat as well as the trees and plants that make up forests. We rely on them to maintain a biodiverse landscape as well as pollinate 90% of food worldwide. We are experiencing a global decline inContinue reading “Why bees are integral to our ecosystems and how to restore their population”

News: Scientists urge UK PM to shorten net zero target

Scientists Warning Europe (SWE) have written a letter to UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, urging him to cut the carbon neutral target by 20 years to 2030. The letter was backed by 20 renowned scientists, involving people affiliated with UNFCC and the IPCC. Demonstrating that more is needed in these desperate times in order toContinue reading “News: Scientists urge UK PM to shorten net zero target”

Sustainable forest management and adaptation to climate change

Sustainable forest management can be defined as ‘outcomes that are socially just, ecologically sound and economically viable – the three pillars of sustainability‘. Each pillar is needed in order for a forests to thrive, if one of these pillars is missing a forest cannot be protected. Depending on the type of forest that is beingContinue reading “Sustainable forest management and adaptation to climate change”

News: Bank of England fund carbon-intensive companies

The Bank of England has been criticised for funding carbon-intensive companies during the pandemic. The Environmental Audit Committee has stated that companies should disclose their climate related activities when receiving funding. Many of the 230 companies which have received funding are said to produce a lot of carbon emissions. Since June 2020, it has beenContinue reading “News: Bank of England fund carbon-intensive companies”

News: Disease linked to dolphins caused by climate change

Endangered bottlenose dolphins are being found with Fresh Water Skin disease which has been linked to climate change by Australian scientists. As well as this disease, scientists have claimed that other problems also threaten their lives such as net entanglement, chemical threats and occasionally vessel collision. Specifically, the disease in question is likely to occurContinue reading “News: Disease linked to dolphins caused by climate change”