In a world governed by fake news, it seems like the place where we normally garner entertainment we should also acquire justly representative documentaries. Although Seaspiracy discusses poignant themes that need to be faced immediately, it has seen wide backlash due to its exaggerated statistics and caricatures of marginalised societies whose economies centre around the fishing industry.
Eirwen Abberley Watton draws our attention towards an often ignored sub-genre – climate fiction – and the tangible impacts it has.
Be the Change society combines creativity and initiative to spread awareness on microplastics
Elinor Jones discusses the effects that festivals have on the environment Since first stepping foot in a festival field aged 11, I’ve been hooked on the combination of live music; camping; being in the great outdoors and attending festivals of all shapes and sizes, from Exeter to Spain. Growing up in a rural area, I […]
As we all well know, air pollution is the result of the release of various harmful gases that negatively impact the environment, like Carbon Monoxide, Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2), Particulate Matter (PM) and other pollutants. In 2014, Europe had an estimated 500,000 premature deaths due to abysmal air quality, according to the European Environment Agency (EEA) […]
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 […]
Water water everywhere, but what’s in the bottles we drink? 1 million plastic water bottles are purchased each minute, worldwide. But, are we really getting what we pay for, or is there a hidden truth inside each bottle we guzzle? The answer lies in recent findings by the World Health Organisation (WHO): revealing that 90% […]
The first thing we should acknowledge when talking about smog is that it sounds like the antagonistic villain in an upcoming Marvel movie. The word originates from the unpleasant arrangement of “smoke” and “fog”, another illustration for our future antihero. In a sense, the above statement is accurate as it seems; accordingly, the more we […]
The University of Exeter’s research helped shape a 25-year strategy to improve the UK’s landscapes and habitats. Prime Minister Theresa May spoke of this plan to ensure a “cleaner, greener country for all” in an 11 January speech. The Government report linked to the Prime Minister’s speech, called ‘A Green Future: Our 25 Year Plan to Improve […]
In 1994, when an earthquake led to a power outage in Los Angeles, a lot of anxious residents called local emergency services to report seeing a strange ‘giant, silvery cloud’ in the dark sky. Little did they realise it was in fact the Milky Way, which they would have been able to see had it […]