There are plenty of adorable animals with majestic appearances such as pandas or tigers, however there are also many bizarre looking animals that may not appeal to us humans. Charles Darwin has taught us that animals undergo constant evolutionary selection so that the seemingly disfigured animals are actually naturally adapted to thrive in their habitats.
Climate change policies have been a controversial area of UK politics for a number of years. Regular headline-grabbing claims on the impacts of these policies on energy bills have played their part in this. But equally problematic is the fact that a lot of the debate to date has centred on the upfront cost of low-carbon policies, with very little attention paid to understanding the broader economic impacts of reducing the UK's emissions.
I wish to narrow the focus, to explore our relationship with animals. I propose a different future: a hypothetical outlook at odds with current reality and direction. So, let us fast forward fifty years.
By Amy Jeffs, BA (recent graduate), University of Cambridge CAMBRIDGE, England -- An e-petition is calling for Parliament to impose a U.K.-wide ban o...
I love animals and have always had a passion for wildlife but red squirrels in particular fascinate me, not least because they are such an iconic native species. Everyone in Britain has heard of the red squirrel - they represent and encapsulate a lot of our island's history and the fact that they are endangered has led many people recently to take a greater interest in the species.
Ramping up meat production to satisfy demand is unsustainable. If we are to build our future food model on solid foundations then the question needs to be: how can we feed a growing world population?
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.