christmas tree recycling
29th Dec 2015

Now that Christmas is well and truly over and the decorations have been taken down and packed away for next year, spare a thought for all those Christmas trees that have been dumped on the sides of roads, le abandoned in alleyways or shoved unceremoniously in bins.

This is a common sight each year, yet in our modern society where recycling is so prominent, should this really be the case?

emissions calculations
5th Dec 2015

I am still reeling from some sums I did lately. Not because the sums were particularly difficult, although I had to be careful counting all the zeros, but because of what it showed.

6th Oct 2015

Recycling is a many splendored thing, but it is no panacea. No matter how much we recycle, there is always some waste and considerable energy used in the destruction and recreation of products.

3rd Oct 2015

So you think that nothing you can do will make a difference to the global picture? That your voice is too small to be heard? That it is only the large corporates that can make a difference? Well, here’s an example to show otherwise.

air pollution
30th Sep 2015

The effect of air quality on human health has been well documented recently. With several reports emerging linking air pollution to heart disease and strokes and the closure of a children’s playground in London by the Major’s office during a stint of significant pollution last February; a BBC documentary explored how air quality is affecting our health.

25th Sep 2015

The Arctic has often been at the height of climate change debates, due to the rapidity of changes in the region as a result of Arctic amplification of global warming and the associated high risk of extinction to well-known species (for instance, the polar bear).

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