Sustainability

It’s a Nice Day for a Green Wedding – Environmental Matrimony

Getting married is a special time for anyone, and making the day unique to you and your partner is important. That’s not to say that you won’t spend a lot of money on matrimony. It’s estimated that the average wedding…

The world’s most remote island is now home to one of the largest protected marine reserves

BY: PHILIPPE DE JOCAS Hundreds of years ago, Dutch explorers from distant shores drew close to a mysterious island – one that would change the way we look at archeology forever. It wasn’t quite the kind of mysterious island that…

Trump Forest makes environmentalism great again

The year is 2093. A hover-bus full of students disembark from their futuristic transport and look around at the sylvan glen around them – a green oasis so different from the hustle and bustle of regular future life. Deer frolic…

How the North of England is winning the renewable energy game

The United Kingdom has been at the forefront of a number of innovations concerning advancing technologies relating to renewable energy. Being an island, there are a great number of tidal technologies being used, as well as off shore wind farms.…

Which countries are (and will be) leading the renewable energy revolution?

In the words of Bob Marley, the times are a-changing. Unfortunately, change can take a while to truly kick in, and that’s what we’re learning as we struggle to overhaul an energy economy for the needs of the 21st century.…

How otters are making a comeback from the brink of extinction

Everyone has a favourite animal. What animal we choose to idolize says a lot about ourselves – some people choose based on their innate cuteness, some pick a favorite animal based on their intelligence or unsual traits, while still others…

Honeybees are making a comeback from colony collapse disorder

Humans have an odd fascination with bees in a way that we share with few other insects. We’re drawn, in turns, to both love them and fear them. Who hasn’t, for instance, seen a picture of an adorable little bumblebee……

A new treaty will protect our ocean friends beyond national control

Humans and the oceans have been intertwined from the moment some wandering band of Cro-Magnons first chanced upon the seashore. Over the centuries, we first learned to navigate choppy waters in crude canoes and dugouts, then learned to harvest the…

Ignoring climate change won’t fix the economy – it’ll just get worse

In 2005 (how long ago that seems!) ex-Presidential candidate Al Gore premiered “An Inconvenient Truth”, that seminal documentary that introduced the public at large to the concept of anthropogenic climate change, global warming and greenhouse gasses. Almost immediately, his radical…

World’s first zero-emissions passenger train is set to take off by the end of the year

Trains, busses, trucks. The’ve all got some things in common – they’re big, they’re powerful haulers, and they also tend to stink… especially busses, if you’re unlucky enough to sit next to a chain smoker. But that’s not the kind…

China’s biodiversity efforts involve public participation and employment

China is a land of contrasts. It’s an ancient land, steeped in tradition – but at the same time it’s one of the most densely populated and technologically advanced nations on Earth. It’s a land where smog regularly chokes the…

The top environment news of the month

Across the world, there is plenty of news that supports the view that we are in deep trouble. With North Korea carrying out missile tests every other day, the Trump presidency appearing all the more like a bad sitcom, and…

Earth-friendly food – How we can save the world by changing our diets

It’s no exaggeration to say that our food eating habits are the biggest long term threat to the environment. In the wake of the depressing news that the Brazilian government has just passed a bill to destroy up to 860,000…

Wiping your ass is ruining the environment – but there’s an alternative solution

One of the first things we learn in childhood is that everyone goes to the bathroom. (Go ahead and snicker right now if you find that funny.) The never-ending search for a clean, hygienic and palatable solution to our bodily…

Lush is collecting ocean pollution and turning it into their new packaging

  While environmentalists demonize plastic, the problem is not actually the material itself – it’s how companies choose to use it. Despite the fact that plastic is a strong and durable product with the potential for years of reuse; it…

The rest of the world hasn’t forgotten the Paris Accords

If you’ve been living under a rock for the past six months, you might not have heard of a little thing called the Paris Accords. For those not in the know, the Paris Agreement came into existence in 2016, a…

Targeted conservation could save the earth – if we can make the sacrifices

How much is five percent? It depends what you’re talking about, for one thing. Five percent more ice cream for dessert isn’t likely to add up to very much – but talk about a 5 percent increase on your income…

How Lush plans to save every shark and honour Rob Stewart’s memory

Tuesday, June 6, 2017 Lush Cosmetics held a gathering at their Queen Street West location in order to honour the incredible life and work of award-winning documentary maker and visionary Rob Stewart. They also took the opportunity to lend their…

Scottish Oil and the General Election

Almost three years earlier than expected, Theresa May has called a general election to take place on today on the 8th of June 2017. The background as to why she called the snap election so early closely relates to Britain’s…

Why Trumponomics can’t totally sink climate action

In the ashes of November 9, 2016, the United States – and the world – looked uneasily at the next four years, unsure of what the new commander-in-chief might do. Trump’s fiery rhetoric careened wildly from position to position, both…