Activism 101: get informed & involved with these sites

Activism 101: get informed & involved with these sites

Want to make your mark and change world for the better? This is your yellow pages.  Last month, we wrote a comprehensive breakdown of the six stages of social activism with the aim of really fleshing out an enigmatic concept that has more relevance today than ever before. Lucky for...

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Antarctica’s seabed is leaking methane into the atmosphere

Antarctica’s seabed is leaking methane into the atmosphere

It’s a worrying sign for the climate emergency, but it does give us an unprecedented research opportunity in Antarctica. Methane leakage on the sea floor has been recorded in Antarctica for the first time ever. The seep was discovered in a 30ft deep site known as Cinder Cones in McMurdo Sound and was led by Andrew Thurber from Oregon State University. Methane isn’t being released in bubbles but instead is ‘coming...

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The world needs to prepare for exceeding 1.5˚C warming

The world needs to prepare for exceeding 1.5˚C warming

Falling short of our most ambitious climate targets is a reality that nobody wants to face, but it needn’t be the end of hope. At the Paris Climate Agreement, the world’s leading governments committed to keep global warming well below 2˚C (3.6˚F) above pre-industrial levels while trying to limit temperature increase to 1.5˚C (2.7˚F). Save a miracle, it’s exceedingly unlikely that the global community is going to meet this...

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Road microplastics are an unprecedented nightmare

Road microplastics are an unprecedented nightmare

New research shows that car tires are responsible for shedding around 100,000 metric tonnes of microplastic a year, the majority of which end up in the oceans. We’ve always known that cars were an environmentally inefficient method of travel, but a new study has put an emphatic exclamation point on the matter. Scientists have discovered that the friction caused by tires speeding across asphalt shreds plastic into microparticles on...

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The purpose of Documentary | ‘The Biggest Little Farm’ & ‘Apocalypse Cow’ – Review

The purpose of Documentary | ‘The Biggest Little Farm’ & ‘Apocalypse Cow’ – Review

Do documentaries have a responsibility to educate and inspire their viewers? In this review Imogen and Elliot look at two films that tackle one of today’s most contentious and relevant topics: sustainable agriculture. Award winning feature The Biggest Little Farm focuses on one couple’s mission to bring sustainable farming to an arid crop of land in California, whilst George Monbiot’s controversial Apocalypse Cow dives headfirst into the perils of...

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