Unfortunately we are still fighting the battle against malaria but World Mosquito Day falls on the 20th of August each year, with the idea behind it being to promote safe practice in mosquito prone areas, to generate funds to help with research into cures against mosquito transmitted diseases and to celebrate Dr Ross' groundbreaking discovery.
We have a real opportunity therefore, as we move away from this flawed system, to treat Brexit as a blank canvas upon which to redesign our food and farming policy. If we paint the right picture, we can make huge changes for the better not only here in the UK, but globally too, by setting a new benchmark for others to follow suit.
When tens of millions of people are all crowding into the same area and hundreds of buildings are being lit up, televised and reported from, just how damaging to the environment are the Olympic Games?
We are all aware that air pollution is a serious problem. It may not be felt as much in the West where the air quality is moderate at worst but over...
States, businesses, and global civil society must take action to neutralise this pandemic of violence and threats and to integrate a human rights approach into the interactions between the state, business, and civil society. Environmental human rights defenders cannot continue to be collateral damage for the share prices of multinationals or the whims of government.
There's no getting around it: aeroplanes suck for the environment. And when the sun's out and you're dreaming of a city break someplace fancy, it's pretty tempting just to shrug your shoulders, accept you'll feel a tad guilty, and book a flight to somewhere in Europe. But, you can have the city break and keep a clear conscience.
It can't have escaped your attention that more and more media coverage is written about the problems facing millennials these days. I'm only 29 years old and according to these articles I should be worrying about how I'm ever going to afford to buy a home, asking whether I'll retire before I'm 75, and wondering why I still feel young but no matter how hard I try I still don't really get Snapchat.
I believe it's so important that we all work together, to help safeguard the future of the British beefarming industry and to ensure we can all continue to enjoy delicious picnics, BBQs, ice creams and ice cold glasses of cider, on sunny summer days like the one we're enjoying today, for years to come.
So will there be a fracking free-for-all? Not quite. Unfortunately the industry will inevitably expand, but probably not in the way people are expecting.
Energy often goes hand in hand with power, in both senses of the word. Energy, like power, has many negative connotations which mostly stem from its...
Britain's decision to leave the EU and its impact on the Paris agreement remains unknown. But impending Brexit has certainly created far more questions than answers when it comes to tackling climate change. We must do all we can to ensure there is a positive answer to them.
A Game of Thrones fan theory that recently caught my attention speculates that the dreaded White Walkers marching steadily south are a metaphor for climate change, and the more I've thought about it, the more it bothers me.... I've done some research and lined up some of the simplest things we can all do to help protect the environment today.
Experience of the countryside is all about opportunity for me. It's a chance to look at life boiled down to its simplest form and better still, see things from a different view. Whether a career in the countryside is for you, or you just want to eat great food, one thing is for sure, understanding our environment is a good thing for everybody.
I've grown accustomed over the years to dreading going back. To knowing that the places I first explored in the early days of my career will be horrible sullied reflections of my rosiest memories, that I will end up feeling crushed, and demotivated as a result. What I saw of the Asmat was a beacon of light. It was a sign of quite how dramatically environments bounce back if given a chance.
To say that UK farming is at a crossroads is an understatement. Food security, the rural economy and environmental management could all change beyond recognition after Brexit when the UK's relationship with the Common Agricultural Policy ends.
This week's vote leaves a bitter taste because the British government has successfully undermined air pollution laws that could have saved thousands of extra lives, only to forfeit its right to ever change them again by voting to leave.