Aakruthi Karri contemplates on the issues concerning tourism in Venice.
In an email to all students this afternoon (20 May), Vice-Chancellor Steve Smith declared a University-wide Environment and Climate Emergency. The announcement comes after weeks of action by environmental group Divest Penryn on the Cornwall Campus. The statement aims to “support those calling for urgent action and show our commitment to leading the change required.” […]
Lindsay Warner discusses the importance and rise of Climate Change Fiction.
Agroup of students at the University of Exeter Penryn campus are campaigning for the university to drop its fossil fuel investments. According to Divest Penryn, the university’s endowment fund continues to hold shares worth over £2 million in fossil fuel companies. Divest Penryn addressed an open letter to the university administration on 1 May calling […]
Deerhunter’s eighth album Why Hasn’t Everything Already Disappeared? features more acoustic and Baroque influences with existential, trance-like lyrics as opposed to their trademark alt-rock style. It is fundamentally tethering itself to environmental and societal decay with scenes of dissatisfied workers immersed and trapped in a barren wasteland that has not quite yet “disappeared” but instead […]
Climate change has been at the forefront of the public mind since the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change published a report in October stating that there were 12 years to slow down the rates of global warming before the planet would be irreversibly damaged. This is not the first time that we have been exposed […]
Whether it’s pouring over online sales or scrolling through Instagram, accessing digital articles or google mapping the next pub visit, the average student conducts hundreds of internet searches per day. Ecosia has been developed to transform each internet search into something bigger. As three Sustainability students, we were amazed to find that by using the […]
On Monday 8th of October, the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released an alarming report warning politicians about the impact that any future rise in temperature would have on our planet. Stated plainly, this impact will be enormous and tragic; far worse than previously projected. Whilst European governments are putting some policies in […]
A survey of the beaver population of the Scottish region of Tayside has shown an increase when compared to a previous study from 2012. Carried out by the University of Exeter on behalf of Scottish National Heritage (SNH), estimated numbers increased from 150 in 40 active beaver regions in the 2012 survey, to 430 in […]
It’s hard to deny that over the past hundred years or so, humans have made a bit of a mess of the planet; air pollution, deforestation, and (of particular interest in the news right now) the vast quantities of plastic that are we are throwing away, and that are carried by ocean currents to the […]