Badger cull to be ended thanks to groundbreaking vaccines

Badger cull to be ended thanks to groundbreaking vaccines

Badger culling to stop the spread of tuberculosis in livestock will be phased out and replaced by a  vaccine, the government announced, in a significant policy u-turn. Defra, the department for the environment, has stated that trials of a cattle vaccine will take place over the next five years, with plans...

Read more
Spikes of illegal air pollution fall by 97% from 2016 levels

Spikes of illegal air pollution fall by 97% from 2016 levels

Air pollution levels in London rarely spiked above the legal limits last year, newly released data has shown, though residents continue to be exposed to unhealthy levels of toxic gas. The capital exceeded the hourly legal limit for nitrogen dioxide, a chemical linked to lung disease, cardiovascular problems and premature...

Read more
GO-SHIP Launches Ocean Research Project

GO-SHIP Launches Ocean Research Project

A group of 17 scientists and four technicians aboard the RRS James Cook departed from Florida, U.S.A the 19 of January to survey over 4,000 miles of ocean in a research expedition through the Global Ocean Ship-Based Hydrographic Investigations Program . The goal is to document the physical and chemical...

Read more
The Word: Climate emergency

The Word: Climate emergency

Oxford Dictionaries has declared ‘climate emergency’ to be the word of 2019 following a hundred fold increase in its usage in the past 12 months.  The term, which had become 10,700% more common by this September than the previous, is defined by the Dictionary as ‘a situation in which urgent...

Read more
Climate Strike sees protesters take to the streets across the globe

Climate Strike sees protesters take to the streets across the globe

Record numbers of protestors have joined in the global Climate Strike movement both in London and across the world as children left school and workers downed tools in an effort to pressure politicians and businesses to provide for a sustainable future. The scenes in London as tens of thousands gathered...

Read more
Small businesses award recognizes sustainable brands success

Small businesses award recognizes sustainable brands success

Although not many people are aware of it, the tissue industry is worth a combined £50bn and has failed to experience a disruption in years. However, by satisfying the growing appetite for environmentally friendly products, The Cheeky Panda has found itself booming worldwide and were the winners of this year’s...

Read more
Waste Wars: A New Dump

Waste Wars: A New Dump

Big countries are feeling the pressure of overstocked landfills as environmental regulations and trade agreements shake up traditional waste flows. The world produces 2.1 billion tonnes of rubbish each year with only 16% recycled and 46% disposed of unsustainably. Countries such as China, once the dumping ground for almost 4...

Read more
Environmental tests for Grenfell ‘contamination’ take place after months of campaigning

Environmental tests for Grenfell ‘contamination’ take place after months of campaigning

Further environmental tests for possible contamination from the fall-out from the Grenfell Tower fire are being undertaken this month, just before the second anniversary of the disaster. They follow months of campaigning by residents for further tests following revelations by fire toxicology expert Professor Anna Stec, of chemicals which could...

Read more
Extinction Rebellion and young people lead anti-climate change activist movement

Extinction Rebellion and young people lead anti-climate change activist movement

With climate change being one of the biggest global issues in the world right now, activist organisation  ‘Extinction Rebellion’ are drawing attention to the issue, with significant protests.      The organisation was set up in September 2018 and has brought huge amounts of media coverage and public support to the...

Read more
Deer culling raises money for Royal Parks Society

Deer culling raises money for Royal Parks Society

Deer culled in two Richmond parks have, over the past 5 years, accumulated a net worth of £250,000 for the Royal Parks Society. Twice a year in Richmond and Bushby park, Red and Fallow Deer are culled by park keepers in order to preserve the rest of the population. Humane...

Read more