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Can veganism really save the planet?

Can veganism really save the planet?

New research suggests that, despite popular belief, a plant-based diet adopted by the masses isn’t a silver bullet in the face of our current climate crisis. Last year, animal-rights group Mercy for Animals debuted For Nature, a hard-hitting short film conceptualised and scripted by Greta Thunberg. Filled with images of environmental destruction, it directly links humanity’s exploitation of animals with the worsening climate crisis. ‘When we think about the villains of the...

By London, UK
What is the 30×30 conservation initiative?

What is the 30×30 conservation initiative?

The 30x30 initiative aims to designate at least 30% of all land and oceans as ‘protected areas’ by 2030. The target was first created in 2019, with over seventy nations agreeing to participate. As you’re no doubt aware, our oceans are under serious threat as climate change becomes more severe. There are a ton of problems we face in the next few decades, including ocean acidification, mounting plastic pollution, degrading coral...

By London, UK
Momentum building ahead of 2022 UN Ocean Conference

Momentum building ahead of 2022 UN Ocean Conference

The President of the UN General Assembly has urged attendees to ‘arrive with demonstrable evidence of progress’ in providing solutions to the current ocean crisis. Documentaries such as ‘Seaspiracy’ and ‘A Plastic Ocean’ raised public alarm on the vitality of Earth’s oceans for humanity’s survival – a fact that marine biologists have known for years. Though the general public is only now waking up to the atrocities taking place out at...

By London, UK
Diving into the Pacific Ocean’s plastic nightmare

Diving into the Pacific Ocean’s plastic nightmare

Somewhere floating in the Pacific is a collection of plastic so large, experts can only estimate its size - an incomprehensible mass of 1.6 million km2. Unless you’ve been ignoring the state of the planet, don’t have a Netflix account (or access to somebody else’s) and haven’t been graced by the eighth wonder of the world David Attenborough, it’s likely you’re already aware of the plastic problem plaguing our seas. Since...

By London, UK