Bárðarbunga is a big volcano by Iceland standards and its starting to wake up! Where is it? Will it erupt and shut down Europe's airspace? What about the ice flood risks? The news has been rolling out different scenarios.
The intra-household tensions that such questions raise meant that for many of our participants, it was simply easier to dispose of many items in the landfill bin, thus avoiding controversy and simultaneously supporting existing habits. So how can we begin to encourage greater recycling through directly tackling the issue of habit formation?
This place, which in area is the same as 50 football pitches, is dripping with the history that encapsulates the story of the British Isles... These jewels in the National Trust crown have drawn people for a huge variety of reasons. Whether as a place to escape the rat race, a place to be at one with nature or a place to fire the imagination.
The greatest fear of disconnection with nature, and the widest response thus far, seems to be for children. At some point, society separates our young people from the natural world, reinforcing a doctrine that has been evolving for hundreds of years.
I believe that if politics is about anything, it should be about improving people's lives and bequeathing something better to our children than we ourselves inherited. If internationalism is about anything, it is about doing that for people around the world regardless of where they live. That's what environmentalism and sustainability mean to me.
The majority of the UK public would support fracking if it is part of an energy mix that includes renewables, reports BBC news today.
What do you picture when you think of Madagascar? If it's not a scene from the infamous cartoon of the same name (complete with talking penguins), then it's most probably a nation ravaged by ecological disaster.
We cannot totally get rid of these carbon footprints since it serves a great role in our lifestyle especially those enjoying the comforts of city living... the best way action plan for us is to drastically reduce our carbon footprint. Here are 10 ways to reduce your carbon footprint.
London City Airport sits in the heart of London's famous Royal Docks. The airport of the Square Mile residing in one of London's poorest communities has always struck me as a tad peculiar.
We can halt the climbing cost of natural disasters, if we are ready to unite science and society to find a path towards a more sustainable use of the natural resources we rely on.
As atmospheric carbon levels reach seemingly implacable heights, the degree to which sustainable solutions must be implemented follows suit. And yet, little headway has been made on this critical issue, at least according to recent forecasts from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which released its Fifth Assessment Report earlier this year.
We can't escape the fact that throughout history countries are most carbon-intense and least sustainable on their way to becoming rich; not when they get there. So if the message to developing countries is that they are not allowed to develop in the same way as rich countries developed... are we sure that they will sign up to this?
The EU set new recycling targets this week, with seventy percent of household waste (and 80% of packaging waste) to be recycled by 2030. The targets also stated that by 2025 there will be a total ban on recyclable material being sent to landfill and from 2030 this ban will extend to all recoverable municipal waste.
In addition to these local effects, natural gas extraction has global environmental consequences, because the methane gas that is accessed through extraction and the carbon dioxide released during methane burning are both greenhouse gases that contribute to global climate change. New fracking technologies allow for the extraction of more gas, thus contributing more to climate change than previous natural gas extraction."
The next big win for the planet may not be a field of solar panels or a new emissions cap. It may well be people themselves, motivated to become better climate stewards than their neighbours down the block.
Can you tell a good story? Google images search 'storytelling' and you are flooded with images of generations that went long before us, sitting close together round a fire using talent and artistic license to pass on tales from their parents and grandparents.