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Earth nearing multiple ‘irreversible’ climate tipping points

Earth nearing multiple ‘irreversible’ climate tipping points

A major scientific reassessment has uncovered that five critical planetary systems are at risk of breaking beyond repair – even if nations restrain warming to 1.5°C, the lower threshold stipulated by the Paris Agreement. This time last year, a devastating report from the IPCC warned us that the world was well and truly running out of time to act against climate change. Signed off by 234 scientists from more than 60...

By London, UK
What jellyfish can tell us about the health of the ocean

What jellyfish can tell us about the health of the ocean

Swarms of jellyfish are becoming increasingly common sightings for beachgoers. Their abundance reveals valuable and slightly worrying information about the health of our oceans. You don’t have to live near the coast to know that life in the ocean has become tumultuous. Endless plastic pollution, overfishing, warming waters, and continued loss of vital habitats such as coral reefs have caused the endangerment of thousands of marine species. This especially includes larger...

By London, UK
Haarlem has banned meat adverts from public spaces

Haarlem has banned meat adverts from public spaces

In an effort to reduce consumption and greenhouse gas emissions, Haarlem in the Netherlands has made the bold decision to outlaw ads for intensively farmed meat on buses, shelters, and screens. Acknowledging the link between animal exploitation and the worsening climate crisis, a Dutch city will become the first in the world to outlaw meat adverts from public spaces. The drastic measure – following reports from the...

By London, UK
Compostable coffee balls could overtake traditional pods

Compostable coffee balls could overtake traditional pods

Adopting a waste-free lifestyle is a major part of sustainability for the future. Eliminating single-use plastics from our daily routine is one of the lowest-hanging fruits, and one company has developed a way to make home and office coffee breaks completely compostable. It’s hard not to notice the immense amount of waste created by the coffee industry. Disposable takeaway coffee cups are notoriously difficult to recycle, which is why loads of...

By London, UK