Lucy Sherriff
Lucy Sherriff is editor of HuffPost UK Young Voices. She also reports on environment.

Entries by Lucy Sherriff

Even People Who Hate David Cameron Are Sad He Has Resigned Over Brexit

(0) Comments | Posted 24 June 2016 | (11:56)

David Cameron may have had his critics, but even they have been left feeling chagrined at the Prime Minister's resignation following Brexit.

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In This Kenyan Football League, Players Have To Volunteer To Get Points For Promotion

(0) Comments | Posted 23 June 2016 | (09:38)


The footballers in this Kenyan league have to do more than just score goals to get promoted. 

Youths playing in the Mathare Youth Sports Association (MYSA)...

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Girls Against: The Four Young Women Standing Up Against Sexual Assault At Gigs

(0) Comments | Posted 21 June 2016 | (11:33)


Bea, Hann, Anni and Anna are four young women who make up Girls Against - a group formed to stop sexual assaults at music events.


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Summer Solstice 2016: First Day Of Summer Is Not Very Summery

(0) Comments | Posted 20 June 2016 | (13:12)

It's the first day of British summer and yes, you guessed it, it's raining. If walking to work with only a soggy Metro to shield your coiffured barnet wasn't...

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Sir Jonathon Porritt: History Will Judge This Government To Be One Of The Worst On Environmental Issues

(0) Comments | Posted 3 June 2016 | (07:37)

Sir Jonathon Porritt doesn't mince his words. The long-time environmental campaigner isn't afraid to dish out some harsh criticism on the government's track record of sustainability and eco-friendly policies.

"I'm absolutely certain that history will judge this particular Conservative Government to be one of the worst on environmental issues," he...

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'There Will Be Another Syria. It's Just A Case Of Where And When', Experts Warn

(0) Comments | Posted 26 May 2016 | (12:59)

Climate change will inevitably help cause another major war, having already caused the brutal Syrian conflict, experts have warned.

A panel of national security and climate change specialists made the sombre warning at the One Young World summit in Tucson, Arizona, last weekend.

"At some point, the environmental stress...

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This Woman Walked 600 Miles To Deliver Messages Of Peace For Syrian Refugees

(0) Comments | Posted 25 May 2016 | (10:05)

A London woman walked 600 miles across Europe to hand deliver messages of peace to the UN, supporting the end of the Syrian war.

Katherine Davies trekked from London...

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This Solar-Powered Cooker Is Actually Saving People's Lives

(0) Comments | Posted 24 May 2016 | (11:55)

A team of scientists and engineers is hoping to prevent millions of deaths and protect the environment with a solar-powered cooker - which is 100% recyclable.

SolSource Solar Stove...

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Actor Adrian Grenier Wants Us To Put Down Our Phones And Start Actually Living

(0) Comments | Posted 21 May 2016 | (19:29)

"Technology is a great unifying force," says Adrian Grenier, sitting on a picnic bench outside the University of Arizona's environmental department. "But only in balance with getting together, eye to eye, breaking bread and sharing oxygen."

The actor is no stranger to encouraging others how to live a more fulfilling...

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When It Comes To Killing Endangered Animals, We're All Part Of The Problem Says WildAid's John Baker

(0) Comments | Posted 21 May 2016 | (16:53)

The footage of a mountain of ivory going up in flames in Kenya last month was seen around the world, and was a clear sign from the country that it would be tackling illegal wildlife trade. But the issue does not just lie with African countries - it’s...

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It's Been 25 Years Since 8 Scientists Sealed Themselves Inside Biosphere 2 For Two Whole Years

(0) Comments | Posted 21 May 2016 | (06:20)

It's been a quarter of a century since eight scientists volunteered to shut themselves inside the world's largest science laboratory in the middle of the desert.

Little did they...

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British Polar Explorer Robert Swan OBE On Hope And Survival In The Antarctic

(0) Comments | Posted 20 May 2016 | (19:25)

"I'm not an explorer. Anyone who calls themselves an explorer today is a wanker. Alright?"

But Robert Swan OBE is an explorer - in the purest of forms. He was the first person to walk unsupported to both North and South poles. And, 30 years later, he's doing the 600...

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Biosphere 2: The World's Largest Earth Science Laboratory You've Probably Never Heard Of

(0) Comments | Posted 19 May 2016 | (20:19)

From the outside, Biosphere 2 looks like a film set for the latest James Bond movie.

Futuristic brilliant white and gold domes, a towering glass pyramid with a real-life rainforest inside, all sat atop a complex network of winding tunnels and an iron "lung" chamber. Not to mention it's slap bang in the middle of the Arizona desert.

In fact, Biosphere 2 is the world's largest earth science laboratory. Opened in 1991, it's quietly celebrating its quarter century birthday.

"Many older generations know of us thanks to the experiments conducted in the early 1990s," explains John Adams, deputy director of Biosphere 2. "But we really want to engage with the younger generations."

The experiments Adams refers to are two missions which saw a team of scientists seal themselves inside the laboratory. The first mission garnered the most column inches; four men and four women entered Biosphere 2 in 1991, vowing to stay inside the lab for two years, without any physical contact in the outside world. The team hoped to demonstrate the viability of closed ecosystems in maintaining human life, and also explore how such a closed biosphere could be used in space colonisation. 

Although perhaps the mission served more as an insight into what happens to human relationships in an enclosed environment, than whether a biosphere could support humanity, Adams wants the younger generation to get involved in what Biosphere 2 still has to offer. 

It was this desire to share knowledge with future leaders that drove the University of Arizona-owned laboratory to host One Young World's environmental summit. Over two days, youths aged between 18 and 30 will be meeting with scientists, political leaders and campaigners from across the world to exchange ideas and come up with solutions to the environment's most pressing...

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Year 9 Banter Is The Best Thing On Twitter

(0) Comments | Posted 29 April 2016 | (14:56)

Year 9 is a crazy time, man.

Picking your GCSE subjects, getting braces, being drunk for the first time.

Things can get pretty hairy out there... It's no wonder these kids have gone wild.

SEE ALSO: 10 *Really* Crap Things You'll Remember...

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Parents Of Children In Sewol, South Korea Ferry Disaster Are Still Keeping Watch 2 Years Later

(0) Comments | Posted 15 April 2016 | (15:13)

It has been two years since a ferry capsized in South Korea, killing more than 300 people, most of them school children.

The Sewol ferry sank on April 16, 2014, but the wreckage has still...

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Nepal Earthquake: The Young People Rebuilding Their Country A Year After Disaster

(0) Comments | Posted 13 April 2016 | (15:10)

On April 25 2015, a devastating earthquake hit Nepal with such force it killed nearly 9,000 people and injured more than 21,000.

Whole villages were flattened, leaving hundreds...

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#BringBackOurGirls: It's Been Two Years Since 276 Nigerian Schoolgirls Were Abducted By Boko Haram

(0) Comments | Posted 13 April 2016 | (10:34)

Two years ago, nearly 300 schoolgirls were abducted by terrorist group Boko Haram. Almost all of them are still missing.

The Nigerian teenagers were taken from their school in Chibok on April 14, 2014.

Since then, 57...

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The Barefoot Grandmother Who Brought Electricity To A Borneo Village For The First Time

(0) Comments | Posted 6 April 2016 | (11:51)

Tarihing Masanim is an illiterate grandmother of nine from rural Borneo. The 40-year-old recently brought electricity to her village, Sonsogon Magandai, for the first time.

Tarihing became the region’s first Solar Engineer...

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Egypt's Sharm El Sheikh Is Now A Ghost Town Following Terror Attack

(0) Comments | Posted 5 April 2016 | (11:53)

The resort town of Sharm El Sheikh was built around tourism, however tourist numbers have plummeted after recent terrorist attacks.

Flights from major UK carriers have been suspended and foreign offices around the world have warned their...

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These Cute Dogs From Battersea Dogs & Cats Home Really Want You To Adopt Them

(0) Comments | Posted 28 March 2016 | (09:58)

Every year, Battersea Dogs & Cats Home cares for around 8,000 animals. There's no time limit on how long a dog can stay at the rescue centre - they're kept there until they're rehomed.

Although the average stay for dogs is around a month, some residents have been...

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